VANGUARD - Expressing the viewpoint of the Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)
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The Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) has learned with deep sorrow of the death of Ka Fidel V. Agcaoili, Chairperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Peace Negotiating Panel.
Ka Fidel 75, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, July 23 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, where he was exiled. The cause of death was “pulmonary arterial rupture which caused massive internal bleeding. It was not Covid-19 related,” the NDFP said in a statement.
Ka Fidel shouldered the heavy responsibility of attempting to negotiate an end to the fighting between the Philippines Army and Government, on one hand, and the people’s revolutionary forces of the New Peoples Army under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines, on the other.
Ka Fidel was a man of great integrity and honour. Philippines Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd, the government’s chief negotiator, said that Agcaoli was a revolutionary whose passion for peace was as ardent as his love for structural change for the Philippines and the Filipino people.
His remains will be flown to the Philippines in accordance with the wishes of his family.
On behalf of our members and supporters, the Central Committee of the CPA (M-L) expresses its heartfelt condolences to Ka Fidel’s comrades and family.
Chairperson, CPA (M-L)