Comment on EO 70

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
December 11, 2018

EO 70 does not make the armed counterrevolution civillian-centric. But it seeks to weaponize the civil bureaucracy for the armed counterrevolution or military suppression of the revolutionary government and movement of the people.

It limits the GRP to the framework of military suppression and psywar use of fake surrenders and fake encounters, misrepresented as “localized peace talks”. The OPAPP is now emphatically militarized with the appointment of a rabid anti-communist general as secretary.

EO 70 is one more presidential issuance to terminate and prevent the resumption of peace talks at the appropriate national level between authorized representatives of the GRP and NDFP. It is furtherance of the de fact martial rule and the scheme of imposition a full-blown fascist dictatorship on the people.

It is in line with the anti-peace Proclamations 360 and 374, Memorandum Order 32, the arrest of NDFP peace consultants and the deployment of Duterte death squads in both urban and rural areas against suspected revolutionaries and critics of and opposition to the tyrannical and corrupt Duterte regime.

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