Aquino allows US to make PH its military outpost in the region—Kabataang Makabayan

Ma. Laya Guerrero
Kabataang Makabayan (Kabataang Makabayan)
Juy 4, 2013

Revolutionary youth organization, Kabataang Makabayan (KM) slams the Philippine government led by US lackey Benigno Aquino III for exploring constitutional arrangements and further (misuse and) abuse of Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to allow ease of access for military treaty allies US and Japan.

The US-Aquino regime is using the context of increased Chinese presence in disputed waters as justification for the access agreement.The Chinese reaction however is severely distorted to hide the real pre-text of US pivot to Asia, a campaign to engage and contain China. China is considered as the political and economic threat to the global superpower that is U.S.



“The US has no interest for the Philippines to achieve its claim over the disputed territory or attain national sovereignty. It is bent on abusing the China standoff to press the “need” for its presence and operations in the country to facilitate the pivot. Aquino, is no less than an accomplice to US aggression towards China by approving the access agreement,” said Maria Laya Guerrero, spokesperson of Kabataang Makabayan

Much to the denial of the US-Aquino government, the access agreement will pave the way for the re-establishment of US bases in the country. This claim is supported with the report of permanent basing of no lesst han 700 US troops in Camp Navarro in Zamboanga. This is also consistent with the US FBI’s use of Camp Crame as rendition camp after the NYPD-PNP arrangemen twas declared, November last year.

The Aquino is culprit to the historical forging of agreements that enslave the country to US warmongering. He has signed the Defense Cooperation with Japan last year and urged the Senate to approve the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement with Australia. Both of these countries are strong military allies of US.

“The US-Aquino government subjects the Filipino youth and people to utmost vulnerability. It encourages the enemies of US to be likewise hostile to the Philippines. It will also encourage the rape of our women, the massive recruitment of the youth to be reserved military forces, promote forced displacements among the Filipino people,” said Guerrero.

“With plans to hasten the Charter Change, the constitution may be well crafted relative to the military and economic needs of the US,”said Guerrero. The Filipino youth and people, in the same vigor and ardor in the triumphant campaign that evicted bases in 1992, should fight against the resumption of US bases. The youth should decisively contribute to the triumph of the National Democratic Revolution, a war that is intended to end all wars.###