The establishment of the organs of political power is not the ultimate objective of our revolutionary struggle but the seizure of political power primarily through developing and strengthening the revolutionary movement and mass struggles.
All our efforts should be concentrated on building, developing and strengthening the revolutionary movement and mass struggles towards the upliftment of the consciousness and organization of the working class and other exploited and oppressed peoples until they are ready to stage a direct revolutionary action of seizing political power. The revolutionary movement and the mass struggles it is pursuing can sustain its development only if it puts in its core a strong and wide movement and struggle of the working class.
The revolutionary movement and its mass struggles will eventually develop and transform into its sharpest form – the armed struggle – to make the decisive action of seizing political power from the hands of the bourgeoisie.
The whole process of developing and strengthening the revolutionary movement and mass struggles will be long and tedious—it is sure to undergo swerves, ebbs and flows. Maintaining and protecting the strengths and gains it has gathered in the course of its struggle should therefore be ensured in order to make use of it in advancing the struggle.
The accumulation of strengths and gains is done with the conception of party units from the womb of organizations/associations/unions of workers and other sectors of society. Likewise, the formation of committees among the advanced elements and the rise of organizations that are basically socialist in orientation.
III. BUILDING THE ORGANS OF POLITICAL POWER
Our efforts in consolidating the strength we gather in the course of the development of the revolutionary movement and mass struggles should naturally lead to posing a direct challenge and destabilization of the power of the bourgeois reactionary state.
This means that the strength gathered by the revolutionary movement and mass struggles will concretely be manifested not only within the revolutionary mass movement but shall extend and reflect itself in other units/organs. It shall also manifest itself even in the corridors of bourgeois bureaucracy as the situation allows it. All of this however, remain integral and supportive to the revolutionary mass movement.
Pursuant to our reorientation, the organs of political power that we shall build is basically founded on the strength of the revolutionary mass movement and NOT on our armed strength/force.
Building the organs of political power shall be determined by the strength of the revolutionary mass movement and the dominant situation, and in some instances, by our armed strength. Another significant consideration on the matter of building the organs of political power is the electoral struggle which is one of the arenas of our struggle that should be properly engaged and pursued for the advancement of the revolution.
1. Autonomous or provisional revolutionary governments in domains occupied by minority nationalities or indigenous peoples
This will co-exist with the reactionary subdivisions/units of the reactionary government in the municipal, district, provincial or regional level as determined by the pervading conditions, geography, level of unity and organization of the population and strength of its armed forces.
The reactionary state shall be forced, even by fait accompli, to recognize these organs until the reactionary unit of the government is completely transformed.
2. Committees or Councils in the sitio, town or municipalities in areas populated by majority Filipinos founded according to and based on the strength of the revolutionary mass movement (consciousness, organization and action).
We should persevere in the task of breaking through and transforming the reactionary units of the government in these areas. However, we should drop the illusion or assumptions that we will be able to completely transform the units/sections of reactionary bureaucracy. This will never be realized under the framework of the reactionary government.
Committees or Councils in communities, factories and schools in the barangay-level.
We should break through and transform the sections/units of the reactionary government in these areas and within the legitimate centers/core of the working class and the people. Aside from the government units, there exist the associations, confederations, board of directors or student councils that we should break through.
IV. GENERAL STYLE AND METHOD OF ACTION
While the situation is generally not ripe yet for seizing political power, the overall posture of the organs of political power should not be confrontational.
In sum, the organs of political power are to act according to the laws and existing processes, although the same organs are able to effectively weaken the same reactionary laws and processes. The parameter for this is really on how these acts and movements will serve the highest goal mustered for the welfare and benefit of the working class, as well as the democratic aspirations of the people—their interests, consciousness, organization and actions.
Thus, the stance should be to be active and to disallow compromises on laws, ordinances, policies, and programs that clamp on and make weak (repressive and reformist) the unity and solidarity, organization and movement of the working class and the whole people. Likewise on those steps that are a deprivation of the class and democratic aspirations of the working class and the whole people.
Our long practice and experience in building the organs of political power, in the framework of having an independent armed regime and the PPW strategy, have taught us that the reactionary state can easily destroy and pound to the ground all our attemtps at building the organs of political power for the people if it is not framed and anchored on the general readiness of the people to seize political power.
Our armed forces, according to our re-orientation, shall only play a supplementary or complementary role, depending on the need of the working class and the people to exercise their political power. In the main, this will help pave the way for a barrier-free development of the overall revolutionary movement and of the mass struggles that we are developing.
Based on the development of the revolutionary movement and the mass struggles which are both being determined by the intensification of the class struggle, this can be transformed into its highest form—that is, the armed forces are ultimately for the seizure of political power by the working class and all the oppressed and exploited peoples.
Our work of establishing political power organs has four major objectives:
To ensure that we have collected all the victories and strengths gained by the working class and the people in the course of pushing the revolutionary movement and the mass struggles.
To ensure that the reactionary state is readily challenged and that its strength is effectively eroded, in part to further weaken it for the greater promotion and development of the revolutionary movement and the mass struggles.
To ensure the total preparedness of the working class and all the people in the seizure of political power.
To ensure that even at the earliest part of the revolutionary struggle the working class and the people are being trained effectively in governance.
WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT
REVOLUTIONARY MASS MOVEMENT
ELECTORAL STRUGGLE PEACE NEGOTIATION
NATIONAL QUESTION AGRARIAN QUESTION
REBOLUSYONARYONG PARTIDO NG MANGGAGAWA NG PILIPINAS
ON NATIONAL QUESTION
THE ORGANS OF POLITICAL POWER
ON ARMED STRUGGLE
ON PEACE NEGOTIATION
ON AGRARIAN QUESTION
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
RPM-P: BRIEF PROFILE
THE REVOLUTIONARY MASS MOVEMENT
ON GENDER QUESTION
WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT
THE REVOLUTIONARY WORKER'S JOURNAL
ON ELECTORAL AND PARLIAMENTARY STRUGGLE