After 27 years of guerilla war the Communist Party of the Philippines is dying. Now officials are asking its exiled leader in the Netherlands to come home and negotiate a peace settlement. They urged Jose Maria Sison to give up contesting the decision of the Netherlands Government to refuse his application for asylum. 'Sison ought to come home now,' Senator Blas Ople said. 'His organisation has been fracturing and the number of his followers has sharply diminished.' Last week, President Fidel Ramos offered to appoint Mr Sison to a seat in Congress and House of Representatives Speaker Jose de Venecia urged the communist leader to accept.