“Terrorist listing” by EU and other governments emboldens GRP to escalate political killings

"Terrorist listing" by the EU and other foreign governments emboldens Arroyo government to escalate political killings 

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot recently declared he is prepared to bring up the murders of political activists in the Philippines to the Arroyo government. Bot’s declaration was part of his May 31 official reply to questions raised in the Dutch Parliament last May 3, 2006 by Parliament member Harry van Bommel of the Socialist Party. To Mr. van Bommel’s question: “Is it true that this year already nine members of Bayan Muna, the same party to which some of those parliamentarians charged with rebellion belong, have been killed by unknown persons?”, the foreign minister answered with a simple “Yes”.

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Arroyo’s spin doctors fabricate new lies to justify more political killings

Spin after spin, scam after scam: Arroyo's spin doctors fabricate new lies to justify more political killings 

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

Not long after the five supporters of former Philippine president Joseph “Erap” Estrada exposed Malacañang’s fabrication of an assassination plot to kill Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the spin doctors in Malacañang — Norberto Gonzales, Mike Defensor, General Ebdane and Raul Gonzalez — have come up with a new assassination plot targeting Arroyo and 15 other government officials. Their source of information on said plot this time is a fake one-page “NPA 37th anniversary statement” which was circulated by Malacañang yesterday morning. 

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GRP Panel’s statement is a cover-up of Arroyo regime’s culpability in political killings

GRP Panel's statement is a cover-up of Arroyo regime's culpability in alarming escalation of political killings 

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The GRP Panel’s claim of “grave concern” over “the mounting case of killings “ fails to mention that these killings are attributed – by witnesses, survivors of the assassinations, human rights and church organizations, Amnesty International and other international organizations, and parliamentarians from various countries – to killers from or connected with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, paramilitary and death squads of the Arroyo regime.

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GRP must respect the CARHRIHL and all previously signed agreements

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Co-Chairman, Joint Monitoring Committee
Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights
and International Humanitarian Law

The Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) signed in 1998 between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) provides for the creation of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) and the Joint Secretariat (JS).

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The people will persevere in ousting the Arroyo regime and build a new Philippines

The people will persevere in ousting the Arroyo regime and build a just, democratic, peaceful and prosperous Philippines

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

On the 2nd anniversary of the inauguration of the office of the Joint Secretariat of the Joint Monitoring Committee, I extend warmest congratulations to the NDFP-Nominated Section of the Joint Secretariat, to the members of the NDFP Monitoring Committee and the NDFP-Nominated independent observers, Bishop Tomas A. Millamena and Ms. Marie Hilao-Enriquez, and to all those who have helped the JS do its very significant work under the most difficult and risky conditions.

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