Jose Maria Canlas Sison Dead ?: Jose Maria Canlas Sison (born February 8, 1939), also known by his nickname Joma, is a Filipino writer and activist who founded the Communist Party of the Philippines and A Maoist element was added to its philosophy – which would be called national democracy. He applies Marxism-Leninism-Maoist theory to the history and current state of the Philippines.
Since August 2002, he has been listed by the United States as a “Sponsor of Terrorism”. The EU’s second-highest court ruled in September 2009 to remove him as a “sponsor of terrorism” and overturn a decision by member governments to freeze his assets. Sison has been a recognized political refugee in the Netherlands since 1988 and is protected by the Refugee Convention and Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Sison was born on February 8, 1939, into a prominent landlord family in Cabogo, of Spanish-Mexican-Malay descent and Chinese Hokkien, with ties to other prominent clans such as Crisólogos, Geraldinos, Vergara’s, Azcuetas, Sollers, Theranos, and the Hinsons. His great-grandfather, Don Leandro Serrano, was the largest landowner in northern Luzon in the late 19th century.
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