Aquino using AFP/PNP to protect his DAP regime--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
July 27, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the Aquino regime is using the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to defend his regime amid widespread and groundswelling protests demanding his ouster over pervasive graft and corruption cases.

"Aquino's military and police officials are frenziedly doing the rounds of their units to dissuade soldiers and police personnel from engaging in critical discussion over the issues of graft and corruption and diversion of public funds with the aim of keeping the AFP and PNP firmly defending the Aquino regime with arms," pointed out the CPP.

"Aquino's police officials are determined to demonstrate their firm support for the regime as they are set to deploy 10,000 police personnel to confront the mass demonstrations tomorrow with an iron fist to stifle the protests against the corrupt, puppet and brutal Aquino regime," added the CPP.

"Rank and file soldiers and police grumble when the leaders of the government they are supposed to defend are exposed as rotten and involved in graft and corruption," said the CPP. "Foot soldiers of the AFP are being used by top military officials as cannon fodder in a war to defend the rotten system of graft and corruption, of DAP and pork barrel."

"They are ordered to occupy civilian communities, take away the people's meager possessions and murder, maim or incarcerate those who defend the poeple."

"Under the Aquino regime, graft and corruption pervade every unit of the AFP and PNP, in anomalous contracts and DAP-funded programs such as the Pamana program which are supposedly for community upliftment, but whose funds are pocketed by battalion officers," said the CPP.

"AFP officials are also engaged in corruption, organizing fake mass surrenders and stealing funds intended for the balik-baril program. They have also resorted to arresting ordinary civilians and projecting them as leaders of the revolutionary movement in order to collect the bounty for the former's capture.

"There is increasing discontent among the rank and file in the military and police as graft and corruption inside the AFP and PNP worsen under the Aquino regime," said the CPP.