RPM-P: BRIEF PROFILE
On May 1, 1998, the
Rebolusyonaryong partido ng manggagawa-Pilipinas (Revolutionary Workers
Party) was formally established in its founding congress held in Mindanao
island. Aptly enough, May 1 as the intenational working men’s day, marked
the historic day when the new proletarian party was established on a
national scope, based on the ideological line of Marxism-Leninism. It also
marks the final repudiation of the Maoist and Stalinist deviations. It
defined the anti-imperialist and democratic transitional program as the
line of march of the working class in the country towards socialism.
Despite adverse prediction, the party has survived
the difficulties of growth, mustering the inner strength of its membership
and leadership, drawing collective wisdom from its wealth of experience and
gathering all-sided support from the working people and its friends here
It has achieved modest
gains and is set to develop and advance further the working class
leadership in the revolutionary struggle against the State-led capital.
In Mindanao, our RPMP-led
forces operate in ten provinces, including 2 newly opened ones, and in 6
cities among the Moro people and the Lumads. In the Visayas, our presence
is felt in 8 provinces, in more than 11 cities and several towns. In the
National Capital Region, from our seed forces in a few communities, we were
able to ally with some labor federations and unions, and with urban poor
organizations. In Southern and Central Luzon, we have reached out to the
rural and urban poor.
The National Center and
its machinery for political mass struggles in NCR, Visayas and Mindanao
have been established. We have now the capacity to mobilize nationwide
hundreds of thousands , on all issues related to democratic struggles and
anti-imperialist movements. The people’s organizations, multisectoral as
well as sectoral, have rapidly taken roots, especially in Luzon. Through
our friends and allies in federations, unions, in the urban and rural poor
organizations, our leadership has been positioned in the labor front. A
number of elements from other political blocs seek our cooperation and
alliance, and merge with our organized forces.
This rapid growth may be attributed to the intense and committed work of our party cadres, socialist activists and basic forces, our offer of a new alternative leadership vis-ŕ-vis the disenchantment on the part of sincere revolutionary elements who are questing the paradigm and leadership of their political blocs.
The RPA-ABB upholds the
political and ideological leadership of RPM-P as a people’s army and
proletarian armed force. It now commands 4 battalions which are dispersed
into companies, platoons, partisan units and reserved forces nationwide. It
has held its second military conference in July 1998 and has established a
national staff and regional commands. Its Politico-Military Academy has
conducted military training and basic party course to some new 100
recruits. While stressing on consolidation, it has formed expansion teams
in Luzon and conducted some partisan operations mainly as punitive
measures. The RPA-ABB has bright prospects under the leadership of the RPMP
and is prepared for politico-military struggles in support of the mass
movement and in defense of the people’s interests.
The post-Congress period was marked with ideological consolidation of old and new forces. The challenges are still there for the party to continuously uproot the remnants of Maoist and Stalinist absolutism, the dangers of arrogance and personality cult, and the persistence of liberalism and regionalism. There must be no let-up in ideological and theoretical work through the propagation of basic party documents, party study meetings here and abroad.
The party may now look optimistically towards renewed participation in the proletarian revolutionary movement against global capital and its domestic agents in the new millennium of the working class.
HISTORY PROGRAM CONSTITUTION JOURNAL CARICATURE
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