Meeting with Obama seals Aquino treachery-CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
June 08, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) described the official visit accorded by the Obama government to Benigno Aquino III as a reward for his "close cooperation with the US imperialists to help fortify its power in the Asia-Pacific region at the expense of the Filipino people's sovereignty and its right to self-determination."

"In meeting with US President Barrack Obama and paying homage and offering complete submission to US economic, political and military power, Aquino is sealing his treachery and declaring himself as a national enemy of the Filipino people," said the CPP. "He is a traitor to the Filipino people and to their historic struggle and aspirations for genuine national freedom."
"Aquino's treachery consists of paving the way for the unrestricted access of American warships and fighter jets to Philippine territory and allowing several hundred US troops to set up base in Philippine territory," said the CPP.

"Aquino has authorized US armed troops to directly engage in or provide technical and logistical support to counter-guerrilla combat operations," added the CPP. "The Aquino regime has also provided the US military with facilities to serve as base of operations of its surveillance and attack drones and blanket authorization to engage in intelligence operations."

"To justify the increased presence of American troops in the Philippines, Aquino has played his part well in whipping up tensions in the South China Sea through the hoopla on sovereignty over the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal while invoking the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951 and seeking US support in the event of armed conflict with China," said the CPP.

"The Aquino regime has followed to the letter the instructions of US military advisers to intensify the Oplan Bayanihan war of suppression against the people and discard peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)," added the CPP. "Military suppression operations disguised as so-called peace and development operations patterned after the US Counter-insurgency guide are being waged in civilian communities and are resulting in grave abuses of human rights."

"At the core of US military intervention in the Philippines and power-projection in the Asia-Pacific is the aim of further pushing for neo-liberalization policies in the face of the prolonged and continuing capitalist depression," said the CPP. "The US wants to completely do away with the remnants of economic nationalism in the Philippines and other semicolonial countries in order to further push down wages and allow big US companies allout freedom to exploit labor, extract cheap raw materials and remit superprofits," said the CPP.

"This sums up the Trans-Pacific Partnership Program which the Aquino regime seeks desperately to be part of even at the expense of amending the Philippine constitution and doing away with the provisions pertaining to the protection of the national patrimony," added the CPP. "Even now, Aquino's retinue of puppets and Amboy officials are working surreptitiously to transform the Philippine congress into a constitutional assembly for this purpose."

"In the face of Aquino's treachery, the Filipino people continue to raise the flag of patriotism and struggle to fight for national freedom and the right to self-determination," said the CPP. "Their revolutionary forces are ever determined to wage a national war of liberation to put an end to the regime of puppets and traitors, fight for national self-determination and usher in a new era of freedom and progress."