NDFP Human Rigths Committee
"For as long as the ruling system of big landlords and compradors is in place in the country, the revolutionary movement will continue to grow, and no amount of drumbeating by the regime’s minions like Norberto Gonzales and Annabelle Abaya can bring about its weakening or defeat. These masters of rumor-mongering can live with their illusions even after stepping out of their offices on 30 June."
This was declared today by Fidel V. Agcaoili, chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on allegations of splits in the revolutionary movement as a result of the just-concluded reactionary elections.
"These charlatans keep on churning out the tired old line of divisions in the national democratic movement in order to cover up their own failures and corrupt practices, justify the continuing grave human rights violations and extra-judicial killings, and even provide a convenient excuse for the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to withdraw from the peace negotiations with the NDFP,” he remarked.
“The NDFP has already announced its readiness to resume the peace negotiations with the new GRP administration in accordance with signed agreements such as The Hague Joint Declaration, the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Agreement (JASIG) and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). The Noynoy Aquino administration can follow or not the advice of the outgoing officials of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime. Whatever it does, the revolutionary movement is ready to respond appropriately,” Agcaoili added.
“Gonzales and Abaya, as well as their trained Goebbels in the Civil Relations Service (CRS) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), have been repeatedly predicting the so-called demise of the revolutionary movement. But, after pouring billions of pesos for additional troops, equipments, the arming of paramilitary units, conducting prolonged military operations, building blockhouses, terrorizing entire communities, and fielding of death squads to target civilians, Gonzales has failed miserably in his set objective. As for Abaya, she has admitted to massive corruption in the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) which exposes the true nature of its localized peace talks and Social Integration Program (SIP) as milking cows for the military,” he stated.
“The recent extra-judicial killing of Edward Panganiban, a labor leader in Southern Tagalog, came just after the GRP announcement of an alleged split in the national democratic movement as a result of the reactionary elections. The masterminds behind these killings and grave human rights violations are bound to be exposed and the victims shall be given justice,” Agcaoili concluded.
Marissa P. Dumanjug-Palo
Head of Secretariat