CPP founder Joma Sison dies at 83

MANILA, Philippines – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison died on Friday night, December 16, 2022. He was 83.

Rest in peace, Jose Maria "Joma" Sison.
Rest in peace, Jose Maria "Joma" Sison.

This was confirmed by CPP chief information officer Marco Valbuena in a statement.

"The greatest Filipino of the past century bereaved us peacefully last night, he said.

The CPP founder died at 8:40 pm on Friday night after two weeks of confinement in the hospital.

Sison, who has been in exile in the Netherlands since 1988, founded the CPP on December 26, 1968.

Since August 2002, he has been classified as a "person supporting terrorism" by the United States.

The CPP, along with its affiliates New People's Army and the National Democratic Front, are also considered terrorist organizations by the Philippines' Anti-Terrorism Council.

— The Summit Express

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