BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing editor
MANILA, Philippines — The communist party founder, who has long been exiled in Europe, died Friday (December 16) in a hospital in Utrech, Netherlands at around 8:40 p.m. PH time.
This, according to a post from the communist party’s news channel.
Based on the news posted by “Ang Bayan,” Sison was confined at the hospital for more than two weeks before he passed away.
“Ang Bayan pays the highest tribute to CPP founding chairman, great Marxist-Leninist-Maoist thinker, patriot, internationalist and revolutionary leader, Jose Maria Sison. He passed away yesterday at around 8:40 p.m. (PH time) after two weeks’ confinement in the hospital. He was 83.”
Since the Philippine government and the communist group’s peace talks bogged down in 1987, Joma Sison has exiled in Europe.
Who is Joma?
Jose Maria Sison (Pebrero 8, 1939 – Disyembre 16, 2022) was known for his nickname Joma. He is a writer, teacher, politician and the founder of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army and National Democratic Front (NDF)
In 2002, the United States tagged Sison as “a man who supports terrorism.”
The CPP-NPA-NDF founder is facing multiple charges filed against him. The Philippine Government wants to arrest him dead or alive, for various criminal charges, according to wikipedia.com
Joma Sison was born on February 8, 1939 in Cabugao from a well-known family who owns big lands, his family inherited from his forefathers, who have a blood line from Spain, Mexico, and Malay from Fujian, China.