I heard from several people that Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines is not that keen anymore of pushing for National democracy. National democracy is that stage in the socio-economic-political evolution of Philippine society where patriotic forces have joined hands with the National bourgeoisie to install a coalition-led government. This is in preparation for the establishment of a Socialist state.
Mao Zedong first used the term in his writings and eventually adopted by Joma when he first wrote Philippine Society and Revolution (PSR). The idea was novel at the time. Joma's polecon analysis of Philippine society truly demands for a creation of a nat-dem setup.
As times change, so do environmental factors that led one to believe in a nat-dem setup. Natdem setups are best in a semi-feudal, semi-colonial society. This is not prescribed in a semi-industrial economic structure such as we have today.
I heard that Joma has accepted the correct Socialist line and that is, push for a Socialist revolution instead of a nat-dem one. Socialism is the anti-thesis of elitism. We live in an elitist society where opportunities are lopsided in favor of the ones who control most state resources and government is just a tool of these elites to perpetuate their power.
By the way, the CPP-NPA-NDF just declared a cessation of negotiations with the Aquino administration. They will just wait for the next administration.
They are likewise confident of increasing their forces to 25,000 which is possible given the condition right now in the countrysides.
I just hope that the CPP is not doing this just to delight the Chinese government.