Aquino regime is merely pretending for peace negotiations

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
25 October 2011

Noynoy Aquino presents himself as interested in peace negotiations. But in fact he is not. He is merely pretending to be for peace negotiations in order to camouflage the extremely brutal military operations of Oplan Bayanihan and his actual instructions to Ging Deles, secretary of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, to invalidate all previous agreements of the Government of the Philippines (GPH/GRP) with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

From Aquino through Deles to the negotiating panels headed by Alex Padilla and Marvic Leonen, the instruction is to invalidate all previous agreements with the NDFP and MILF by qualifying them to death or outrightly shoving them aside with utter arrogance. The GPH is hell-bent on using the peace negotiations as a mere psywar instrument of Oplan Bayanihan and as a means of seeking the pacification and capitulation of the revolutionary forces.

The blatant lack of progress in the GPH negotiations with both the NDFP and MILF, and the escalation of military campaigns of suppression by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and various paramilitary forces are now resulting in the intensified armed resistance of the NDFP and MILF and their respective revolutionary armies. Thus, there is now a strong public clamor for the resignation or removal of OPAPP secretary Deles.

The clearest proof that Aquino has instructed Deles from the very beginning to work for the invalidation of previous agreements with the NDFP and MILF and the sabotage of peace negotiations is that he retains her in her position despite the strong public clamor for her resignation or removal as a consequence of the rising level of the armed conflict between the GPH and the revolutionary forces.

The Aquino regime is extremely hypocritical and treacherous. It claims to be for peace negotiations but its obsession is to destroy all previous agreements and scuttle the peace negotiations. It describes Oplan Bayanihan as a peace and development plan but it is essentially the same as Oplan Bantay Laya, a US designed counter-insurgency scheme for the brutal suppression of the revolutionary forces of the people.