Cabinet Secretary and NDF Vice Chairman Leoncio Evasco Jr.’s “Kilusang Pagbabago”, the communist coalition is said to be mobilizing an assembly to “Occupy Rizal Park” on February 25. At Quirino Grandstand, Duterte supporters are also eager to show off their number on Feb 25 and 26. There seems to be a battle between the Martial Law sympathizers and the Revolutionary activists. Let’s take it from the confession of former NPA on which is better.
Youtube video by; Jazzer musiko
[VIDEO]: A former NPA Reveals the truth about Martial Law and EDSA 1
Discipline is Needed for the Country’s Progress
The NPA’s rebellion in the past becomes the reason for the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos to declare Martial Law. However, not all of them hate Marcos. When they are arrested, it is not Marcos who allows abuses on them but the Philippine Constabulary chief, FVR or former president Fidel V. Ramos. Besides as a narco-country, police and military visibility is crucial to prevent crimes.
It’s all About Money for the Liberal Party
The former NPA in the video interview attests that they were only about 7,200 rebels during the martial law regime. He explains that the insurgents and the soldiers can’t be called victims when they are harmed during attacks. The victims are the collateral damage which should not surpass the number of NPAs. It is not logical that there are more than 100,000 claimants as Martial Law victims. When the Aquino government announces that compensations are allocated to alleged victims of abuses during the military rule, it is but natural that people who are desperate for money would also file for their claim.
LP Can’t Afford to let the Truth be Known about Martial Law
It is understandable that FVR and the Liberal Party people are very noisy about celebrating the EDSA People’s Power revolution in an extravagant way like how it is during the Aquino days. The present government opted for a smaller celebration at Camp Aguinaldo. This angers the yellow faction because if the people come to realize that it is not Marcos who is the culprit as what they are made to believe, compensations to alleged Martial Law victims, PCGG loots from the Marcoses, and funds from the oligarchs would surely diminish.
At the rate it is going, Martial Law seems to be the flavor of the month. The president for one won’t hesitate to declare Martial Law if needed. His more than 16 million avid supporters and the golden era people plus the mindful millennials are also for it. In fact, it’s only the Liberal Party people and the criminals who are scared of Martial Law. They are mostly the ones who cry for democracy but support the revolutionary movements with or without knowledge of it.
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
– Dela Rosa angry, offended after killing of Korean in Camp Crame.
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.
By: Elena Grace Flores
There seems to be no progress with President Rodrigo Duterte’s “explain or I will cancel the ceasefire” ultimatum last Thursday demanding an explanation from the New People’s Army or NPA after a government militiaman was killed and four others were wounded in an ambush by the communist or rebel group. The President made this threat during Camp General Nakar in Lucena City, Quezon.
The silence could mean that they either ignored Duterte or the media is not just bothered to follow up on their response. Perhaps the weekend took a toll also on the transmission of news.
The Presidentis ultimatum has lapsed already as he said that the NPA should provide him with an explanation before midnight last Thursday or he would be forced to cancel the unilateral ceasefire he declared during his State of the Nation Address on July 25. This is definitely worth following up especially when the media seem to be running out of newsworthy materials.