Commentary on Padilla statement

Fidel Agcaoili
Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
September 6, 2014

On the occasion of the observance of the so-called 11th National Peace Consciousness Month by the Government of the Philippines (GRP/GPH), Alex Padilla, Chairperson of the GRP/GPH Negotiating Panel, issued a statement posted at the website of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace Process (OPAPP) and reportedly released on 01 September 2014.

On behalf of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I submit hereunder a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on his statement.

Resist Aquino’s cha-cha and term extension scheme [ANG BAYAN 2014AUG21]

Ang Bayan
August 21, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) urgently calls on the Filipino people to wage intense struggle against the Aquino clique’s moves to extend its stay in power through Marcos-style measures .

The Aquino clique is targeting the amendment of the 1987 constitution (cha-cha) in order to clip the Supreme Court’s powers to stop Aquino from doing as he pleases. Like Marcos, Aquino wants the other branches of the reactionary government to become his rubberstamps and serve as mere facades to conceal his dictatorial conduct.

The Aquino clique, especially its minions in Congress, is likewise focused on amending the constitution to allow Aquino to extend his current term or run for a second term. Its members are now in a mad scramble to create the illusion of mass support for Aquino in order for him to stay in power after Aquino stated that he was open to such a possibility if it was in accordance with “his bosses’ wishes.”

Kapalong Mayor Timbol is forewarned of further prolonging the existence of Alamara bandits

Ka Aris Francisco
Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
September 3, 2014

Kapalong Mayor Eduardo Timbol is intensifying the suffering and misery of Lumads and peasants by abetting, unleashing and sponsoring the paramilitary bandit group Alamara whose armed operations have already affected 10 villages in Barangay Gupitan.

As a warlord, Mayor Timbol used the notorious tribal leader LarrisMansaloon and the Alamara, as his own private army that is responsible for protecting his various economic and political interests. Mansaloon and the Alamara bandits were the armed component of Mayor Timbol’s electoral machinery and illegal logging business. As the Mayor’s goons, Mansaloon and the Alamara displayed a grave abuse of influence and perpetrated various criminal activities like killing, theft, rape, banditry and gambling.

Inihaing pambansang badyet para sa 2015 nagsisilbi sa interes ng pangkating Aquino

Patnubay de Guia,
NDF-Southern Tagalog
Agosto 10, 2014
Sa gitna ng malaking kontrobersya sa korupsyon ng rehimeng BS Aquino, pinagtibay ng sunud-sunuran at inutil na kongreso ang inihain ni Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad na P2.606 trilyong pambansang badyet para sa taong 2015, mas malaki nang mahigit 15% (P341 bilyon) kumpara sa badyet noong 2014.

Sa kabuuang halagang badyet ng 2015, 67% (P1.739 trilyon) lamang ang nakadetalye sa General Appropriations Act of 2015 (batas sa badyet) na dumaan sa pagsusuri ng Kongreso.  Mahigit P800 bilyon ang itinuturing na lumpsum na hindi na dadaan pa sa Kongreso.  Kabilang sa halagang ito ang: P372.863 bilyon na pambayad interes sa utang ng gubyerno, P378 bilyon para sa Presidential Special Purpose Fund, P123 bilyon para sa Unprogrammed Expenditures, at P389 bilyon para sa Internal Revenue Allotment. 

[VIDEO] Prisoners of War' captured at Impasug-ong, Bukidnon

Allan Juanito
NPA - North Central Mindanao Regional Command
August 31, 2014

Video of Prisoners of War' (POW) Private First Class Marnel Tagalogon Cinches and Private First Class Jerrel Hapay Yorong captured by New People's Army last August 22, 2014 at Buntungon, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.

Watch on youtube: