Who are the criminals who must answer to the Filipino people?

Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
November 18, 2012

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel condemns in the strongest terms the Aquino regime for its bounty offer of P 466.88 million for 235 alleged leaders of the revolutionary movement. This is another flagrant violation of the binding bilateral peace agreement that provides safety and immunity guarantees to those involved in the peace negotiations. It exposes the Aquino regime's utter contempt for peace negotiations with the NDFP.

This bounty offer contained in the DILG-DND Joint Order No. 14-2012 vainly seeks to criminalize the revolutionary movement, which has the firm and wide support of the people whose fundamental national and democratic rights and interests it upholds and defends.

Who are in reality the criminals who must answer to the Filipino people? Those who perpetrate the extrajudicial killing of Fr. Pops Tentorio, Dutchman Willem Geertman, Leonard Co and 111 others during the current Aquino regime. Those who carried out the enforced disappearances of Leo Velasco, Prudencio Calubid, Rogelio Calubad and the12 others since July 1, 2010. Those who are responsible for forced eviction and demolition of 8,266 victims; and those who perpetrated the forced evacuation of 29,613 under Benigno Aquino III's watch.

The people know who are the criminals who must answer to them.

Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel