Ang Bayan video report posted to the CPP Website (Oct 21): Video -- End US military presence and intervention in the Philippines
End US military presence and intervention in the Philippines
The Communist Party of the Philippines is in solidarity with the Filipino people in strongly assailing the killing by an American soldier of a Filipina in Olongapo City on October 12.
The CPP and all revolutionary forces support the family and friends of the victim Jennifer Laude in the steps they have taken to obtain justice. The Filipino people fervently desire justice for Jennifer, for all other victims of crimes perpetrated by American soldiers and for the entire nation for the continuing violation of their freedom.
The CPP supports the Filipino people's demand to place the accused American soldier in Philippine custody. They must go all-out in demanding the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)--an unequal treaty stating that American soldiers facing criminal cases in the Philippines should remain in the custody of the US military.