CNL holds 9th Congress

This article is available in PilipinoBisayaHiligaynon

The Christians for National Liberation (CNL), an underground revolutionary organization of Christian church workers affiliated with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), recently held its 9th National Congress.

The congress carried the theme “Consolidate and expand our ranks! Unite and overthrow the US-Marcos II tyranny by advancing the national democratic revolution with a socialist perspective! Onward with the people’s war!”

Intensifying political repression under the US-Marcos II regime fail to deter the gathering of Christian revolutionaries, the congress’ communique said. The delegates came from all island groups of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and for the first time, from overseas.

The congress affirmed the analysis of the worsening imperialist crisis and its effects on the Philippines as a neocolony. Based on this, it situated their political and organization situation to draw up its revolutionary tasks; and approved the CNL’s general plan for the next few years to contribute to the revolution on all fronts under the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). The CNL assessed the condition of its branches and units since its 8th Congress in 2017; elected officers for the National Executive Committee, and drew up a four-year plan.

The CNL paid tribute to its martyrs and heroes who offered their lives in serving the people especially in the dark years of the Marcos I dictatorship. A special tribute was given by the CNL to its chair, Comrade Pua who succumbed to illness. The congress also read solidarity messages from the CPP and the Katipunan ng mga Makabayang Guro, both allied organizations to the NDFP.

CNL holds 9th Congress