the National Democratic Front (NDF) is against the return of another Marcos in Malacanang. They issued a statement that says; “Bongbong Marcos’ as Vice President is courting a grave and inevitable disaster for the Filipino nation.” Oplan Tokhang and the Marcos burial are two of their main reasons for doubting President Rodrigo Duterte’s sincerity in complying to the NDF-government peace talks. Why are these communist insurgents worried about human rights? Are they not the ones giving hardships to the people of Mindanao for the chaos caused by their rebellion?
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[VIDEO]: Sison: War on drugs, Marcos burial hurting peace talks
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The Communist Rebels are Anti-Bongbong Marcos
In a Press Release, Rubi del Mundo, NDF-SMR spokesperson made their opinion known that Bongbong Marcos, son of the late president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, has the temerity to try to wipe out the real score of his father’s reign.” They are obviously against Marcos’ success in the electoral protest for the Vice Presidency against V.P. Leni Robredo, just like the Liberal Party members. The late Ninoy Aquino was the brain of communist insurgency alliance in the Philippines.
Sison on Human Rights
NDF chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison confirms that Oplan Tokhang and the Marcos burial are among the issues hurting the peace talks because they allegedly violate the signed Comprehensive Agreement on Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
War with the Poor
Duterte’s “Oplan Tokhang” is the police operation when they knock on homes of suspected users and pushers to persuade them to surrender. There are reports that government forces abuse the ceasefire with the New People’s Army through this strategy. Sison alleged that the government fails to punish the big-time drug criminals and can only make the poor suffer.
President Duterte believes that the rebels are fighting for the rights that they think they are entitled to – but is firm in his pursuing the war on drugs. Not even the U.N. and the Americans can slow him down. What more the communist rebels? However, in the name of peace, the government panel during their meeting in Rome assures the NDF the release of more than 400 political prisoners as petitioned but the judicial process takes time. The Martial Law victims’ compensation and EJK investigations also follow suit. The government also seeks to sign a bilateral ceasefire agreement that puts in place common rules for the military and the New People’s Army to avoid government forces-rebel troops encounters.