Jose Maria Sison

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José María Sison
Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines
Assumed office
December 26, 1968
Personal details
Born (1939-02-08) February 8, 1939 (age 79)
Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippine Commonwealth
Political party Communist Party of the Philippines
Other political
National Democratic Front
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
Makabayang Kowalisyon ng Mamamayan
Residence Utrecht, Netherlands
Alma mater University of the Philippines Colegio de San Juan de Letran Ateneo de Manila University
Military service
Allegiance New People's Army

José María Canlás Sison is a writer and activist. He founded the Communist Party of the Philippines.[1]

Sison was arrested during the Ferdinand Marcos presidency. He was imprisoned for almost 9 years. Corazón Aquino released him from prison. Sison went into exile in the Netherlands.

His experience in prison was described in Prison & Beyond, a book of poetry released in 1986. It won the Southeast Asia WRITE award for the Philippines.

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  1. Alberto-Masakayan, Thea (27). "Joma Sison eyes ceasefire, return to PH if Duterte wins". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2 October 2016.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)