Friday, November 1, 2013

Aquino defense of DAP and presidential pork further isolates Aquino from people--CPP

From the Website of PRWC CPP-NPA-NDF

Aquino defense of DAP and presidential pork further isolates Aquino from people--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
October 31, 2013

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said Benigno Aquino III's stubborn defense of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the Presidential Special Fund (SPF) and the rest of the presidential and congressional pork barrel system is causing his further isolation from the Filipino people.

Aquino went on television last night and delivered a 10-minute speech defending the widely-condemned DAP, SPF and presidential and congressional pork barrel system, insisting that he is not a thief and there is no thievery under his rule.
"The Filipino people are long fed-up with the corruption under the pork barrel system controlled by Malacañang," said the CPP. "They reject vigorously Aquino's latest defense of the DAP and the pork barrel system and demand an immediate end to it as well as to all other forms of corruption."

"Aquino's defense of the presidential pork barrel further justify his label as the 'Pork Barrel King'," said the CPP.

"Aquino's primetime airwave hogging appearance yesterday indicate his desperation in the face of widespread condemnation of the DAP and the pork barrel system which promotes political patronage and corruption," pointed out the CPP.

"Aquino's pitch for the DAP and the system of presidential pork is a desperate effort to shore up his sagging popularity rating amidst exposés that corruption under the pork barrel system persist under his regime, and that accused pork-barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles had close relations with Aquino and his allies up to recently," said the CPP.

"Aquino is also become increasingly isolated from the people amidst exposés of excessive bonuses paid to Aquino-appointed officials of government corporations, especially in the SSS, GSIS, Philhealth and MWSS," added the CPP. "There is also widespread accusations of corruption, bribe-taking and pocketing of kickbacks in government contracts negotiated or re-negotiated under the Aquino regime."

"There is also allegations of corruption involving his sister Ballsy which Malacañang is eagerly dismissing even when it has yet to be properly and carefully investigated, in congress or elsewhere," said the CPP.

"It is absolutely tasteless for Aquino to have made use of the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people in the grave government-made humanitarian crisis in Zamboanga, as well as the millions affected by the recent disasters in the country to make a pitch for the presidential pork when in the first place his government has alloted a measly P7 billion for disaster response and has made no efforts at disaster prevention and preparedness," pointed out the CPP.

"Aquino's claim that he is not a thief carries zero weight," said the CPP. "Heads of criminal syndicates rarely dirty their hands and commit the crimes directly (although Aquino's associations with Janet Napoles seem to indicate otherwise). As president, Aquino need only to issue orders or create the conditions for corruption and bureaucratic thievery. With the presidential pork barrel and the DAP, Aquino has easily influenced legislation and government policy to favor his political agenda as well as other interests."


Ambush against 38th IB troopers in North Cotabato is legitimate; red fighters confiscate 7 high powered rifles

Ka Efren
NDFP-FarSouth Mindanao Region
23 October 2013

Translation: Pito ka tag-as og kalibreng pusil nasakmit sa NPA sa ambus sa Bituan

Warm salute to the Red fighters of the Mt. Alip Command-Front 72 of the New People’s Army for the victorious attacks carried out against the units of the fascist 6th ID-AFP in October 21!

The Red fighters confiscated four M14 and three M16 rifles in an ambush staged against a squad of 38th IB troopers in Sitio Mangui, Brgy. Bituan, Tulunan, North Cotabato.  The soldiers on board a military service vehicle were put out of action at once when a command detonated land mine mounted by the NPA fighters in the ambush site hit them.  The action left eight troopers dead and a lone wounded survivor.  The Red fighters also confiscated the soldiers’ backpacks containing various belongings and AFP logistics.

The 38th IB troop routed in the action is undisputedly a legitimate target being active combatant elements of the said territorial infantry.

Nearly an hour later, a separate team of NPA fighters harassed the reinforcing troops of the 57th IB as they pass through the vicinity of Itochu-Dole’s banana plantation in Brgy. Luna Norte, Makilala, North Cotabato.  The troop came from the battalion headquarters in Makilala town onboard a 6x6 military truck.  A soldier was killed and four others were wounded in the harassment ambush that also employs a command detonated bomb.

These related actions are a whopping blow to the AFP who insistently set up CAA detachments under the 38th IB close to civilian communities.  As a consequence of the presence of military detachments, the residents are vulnerable to violations and harassments by the military and CAFGU elements.  The 38th IB and 57th IB are mercenaries bribed to protect the interests of plundering big businesses of the local ruling classes, the bureaucrats and multinational companies operating in the area.

The NPA have efficaciously resolved the people’s persistent request to punish the 38th IB for their vicious doings.  It has long been known to people that the 38th IB is a key handler of bandits and criminals they recruited as CAFGU elements or intelligence assets.

The NPA has once again proven the cleverness and audacity of guerilla warfare with the triumph of the back-to-back actions at a place and time the fascists least expect the attacks.

The AFP is blandly concealing its military defeat by declaring that the NPA is purportedly undertaking armed operations within the declared peace zones.  Unquestionably, the Red cadres and commanders are certain that the safety of the civilians and the legitimacy of conducting a battle are essentially mulled over in setting up the offensive.  The site in Sitio Mangui where the ambush incident took place is more than a kilometer from the borders of the Bituan peace zone.

Contrary to their charge against the NPA, it was the AFP forces who recurrently conduct combat operations and military activities within the peace zones since these were created more than a score ago.  The long list of AFP violations that took place in these locales is an affirmation of their defilement of the provisions in the creation of peace zones.

Consequently since 2010, the AFP have conducted their so-called peace and development operations, a fundamental component of the counterrevolution and anti-people Oplan Bayanihan of the US-Noynoy Aquino regime, in the barangays comprising the peace zones.  The rapid expansion of palm oil, rubber and banana plantations and the incoming operation of the British multinational Alphaville Mining Corporation are the reasons behind the 6th ID mandated PDOP in the area.

In her statements, North Cotabato governor Emmylou “Lala” Talino-Mendoza reechoed the AFP’s contentions and denounces that the incident is “only creating turmoil and will drive away the investors”.  What the GPH governor was implying is that she is preserving her “serbisyong totoo” but for the interests of the local ruling classes, the bureaucrat capitalists that she represents, and the big foreign plunderers.

Her accusatorial line that military actions such as those carried out by the NPA to punish rightful targets “thwarts the delivery of social services to the people” is a baseless reproach.  Lest she forget, genuine services for the people must be unconditional and attainable especially at the time when the people needed it most.  The governor must learn her responsibilities as a civilian authority from the people, and for the people in that manner, and not reduce herself to mere clanging cymbals of the AFP.

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