CPP denounces Aquino regime for being US imperialist pimp--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
March 31, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the Aquino regime as "a pimp for the US imperialists in allowing the US military to trample on Philippine sovereignty by inviting the increasing presence of American interventionist troops in exchange for a few second-hand obsolete military hardware."

This was the reaction of the CPP to statements made the other day by Aquino's foreign secretary Alberto del Rosario offering the US military greater access and use of air fields and sea ports to dock and launch US military warships, deploy US military planes, station and launch surveillance drones, carry out more frequent "joint exercises" and provide for requirements for increasing US military presence and intervention in the Philippines.

"The Aquino regime is virtually offering the entire Philippines to be used by the US as a big military base and allow it all-out latitude to use the intervene in the internal military affairs of the country and use it as a platform for waging wars of intervention and conducting power-projection operations in line with its hegemonist objectives in the Asia-Pacific," said the CPP.

Foreign affairs and defense officials of the US and Philippine governments are currently negotiating terms for setting up more military facilities for use of the American military. According to del Rosario, the US military also wants among others to have access to half a dozen civilian airfields to host its military planes and surveillance drones.

For more than ten years now, the US military has already had virtually complete access to camps and bases of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). A 600-strong contingent of US soldiers under the Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF-Philippines) has been stationed in an exclusive area within the AFP Western Mindanao's Camp Navarro headquarters in Zamboanga City.

"The Aquino regime is displaying outright puppetry and serving as a neocolonial adjunct of the US imperialists," said the CPP. "It is propagating a perverted sense of national sovereignty, one that is dependent on the favors of its masters, in a desperate attempt to fool the Filipino people and make them accept the total surrender of national freedom."

The CPP condemned the Aquino government for "exerting all-out effort to allow more and more American troops to use the Philippines as a platform for its interventionist operations, then misrepresent these as part of efforts of the Philippines to defend its sovereignty." Del Rosario said the Aquino regime "(wants) the Americans to come more often" as part of efforts "to build-up minimum credible defense" and "protect (Philippine) sovereignty."

"Defense of Philippine sovereignty is the exact opposite of the objectives of the US in its interventionism and building-up of military presence in the Philippines," said the CPP. "By being increasingly reliant on US military support in exchange for allowing the US to build up its military presence and carry-out interventionist operation, the more the Philippines is unable to enhance its ability to stand as a self-reliant sovereign nation and defend its national freedom."