Reaction to Lorenzana’s anti-peace talks policy declaration

Information Bureau | Communist Party of the Philippines
July 2, 2018

Gen. Lorenzana, defense secretary, has elaborated the anti-peace talks policy of the Duterte regime. In a piece entitled “The Public Should Know” attributed to him, he cites eight reasons “why we will stop Peace Negotiations.” Indeed, for quite a while now, it has been Lorenzana, who has in fact, been defining the Duterte regime’s true anti-peace policy based on his one-track militarist mindset.

To Lorenzana and his ilk of fascists, including Duterte himself, the only solution to the civil war in the country is the military solution. This is the old 1930s dogma promoted by the US military, who sees profit in every war it instigates and foments.

Lorenzana is a war promoter and consummate militarist. He wants no non-military end to the civil war in the Philippines. He fears losing significance if the present civil war in the country is settled politically through peace negotiations. To him, the only solution is to recruit more and more soldiers to the AFP in order to lay siege on thousands of barrios nationwide and sow terror among the people. To the broad masses of workers and peasants, Duterte, Lorenzana and the AFP, are the real terrorists.

Lorenzana, who once served as the military attache in Washington, is a big US military sales agent in the Philippine government (recall how he rejected the 5,000 AKs from China for the AFP and disposed it to the PNP). He is the zealous US sentry that ensures that the AFP will always remain as the key pillar of US hegemonism in the Philippines.