Filemon 'Ka Popoy' Lagman

Filemon 'Ka Popoy' Lagman (1953-2001)

Transcription/Markup for this site: 'Obrero' Supporters in China - (2003)
Online Version: Partido Manggagawan Pilipino - (2001)

Incumbent Chairman, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP)

Advocate of the formation of Partido ng Manggagawa, a newly established labor party to participate in the coming elections

Arrested in 1996 at the height of protests against the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit

BMP Chairman since 1995

Arrested in 1994 and went aboveground after his release

Led the split in the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in 1991 due to differences with CPP Chairman Joma Sison on the question of the strategy of guerilla war and the analysis of Philippine society as semi-feudal. Advocated the shift to concentrating on the workers movement, combining parliamentary and extra-parliamentary means of struggle, and a strategy of the workers uprising towards a socialist revolution

Secretary of the Manila-Rizal Party Committee during Martial Law until his suspension by the Executive Committee-Central Committee in 1978 due to differences in the tactics of participation (which he advocated) against the boycott of the Interim Batasang Pambansa elections.

Student activist since high school and member of the Samahan ng Demokratikong Kabataan (SDK) at UP. Finished only a year of journalism at UP Diliman and went underground after that

Born on 17 March 1953 and is survived by his three children