On the passing of Ka Fidel Agcaoili

To: National Democratic Front of the Philippines
From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Dear comrades

It is with great sadness we received the news of Ka Fidel Agcaoili’s passing. The leadership and members of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) extend our heartfelt condolences to his many comrades, his friends and family. Ka Fidel was an outstanding example of what a communist should be. He was among those in the forefront of the titanic struggle liberate the Philippines from the evils of imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism. Great were the contributions of Ka Fidel and he will be missed by many the world over.

Ka Fidel was true proletarian internationalist who took a keen interest in developments in the struggles of working and oppressed people around the globe. Leaders of our organization had the good fortune to meet with him on many occasions and we greatly valued his keen insights and analyses of developments in United States, a topic he was extremely knowledgeable of and that no doubt was enriched by stay in California as a young man, where he a participant in the peoples movement.

Mao Zedong’s statement on the death of revolutionaries, those like Ka Fidel who devote the whole of their live to serving the people, is entirely applicable when he stated that the loss is “weightier than Mount Tai.”

We will miss Ka Fidel, and on this sad occasion we vow to strength our efforts to strength the bonds of solidarity by the people of the U.S. and the Philippines, as we fight to defeat our common enemy – the monopoly capitalists.

With communist greetings,
Mick Kelly,
For the Standing Committee of the Central Committee,
Freedom Road Socialist Organization