CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has expressed dismay but was not surprised with the latest pronouncement of Communist Party of the Philippines Founder Jose Maria Sison regarding their participation in the Peace Talks.
According to Sec Lorenzana, Sison never ceases to amaze him. The Communist leader has begged for the longest time for a peace talks and a ceasefire, but now he again turns around to say that they will no longer negotiate with this government and threatens to destabilize the administration.
“Ano ba ang ginagawa nila for the past 49 years? Di ba since 1968 walang patid ang destabilization nila to weaken the government so that their armed struggle will succeed and they could take over the government? Ngayon litaw na litaw na ang kanilang strategy: Talk peace and then press for a ceasefire so that they can regain lost grounds. Yan ang ultimate objective ng peace talks sa CPP/NDF,” said Lorenza.
Lorenzana said that this kind of tactics is a way of Sison’s group to further their armed struggle and during peace talks, peace is the furthest thing from their minds. “They have already admitted that the peace talks is basically in support of their armed struggle. It was never their principal objective. Their term “just and lasting peace” is a situation when they have finally succeeded in their armed struggle, definitely not our idea of just and lasting peace.”
The secretary added that now the government and the president is trying to understand and study the previous agreements that are all favoring the Communist group, they now have the nerve to threaten and complain.
Lorenzana labeled Sison as the “quintessential spoiled brat” and we should not be lulled or hoodwinked his glib tongue about reforms. The Communist will institute reforms, but along communist lines when they have finally won. In fact, they don’t even have to win because their socialistic CASER, which they are trying to ram down our throats, will ensure that they will have a foothold in governance. The government, on the other hand, has been instituting reforms in accordance with our laws, our resources and our people’s most pressing needs, such as land reform, job generation projects, infrastructure development, and other poverty alleviation initiatives. But Sison and his ilk do not want these projects to succeed.
The misguided NPAs have been trying hard to sabotage pro-people projects by burning equipment and intimidating contractors, which stalls development in the countryside. “Mr. Sison, yung mga boladas mo ay matagal nang kumita at laos na. Marami nang NPA ang hindi naniniwala sa iyo. Sino kaya ang paniniwalaan nila: ikaw na nagpapakasarap at komportable diyan sa Netherlands o ang Presidenteng ginagawa ang lahat para mapabuti ang buhay nila?” It is known fact that everytime Sison orders his minions to fight government forces, he is sending them to their death, while he is comfortably enjoying his wealth and safety in the Netherlands and freeloading off the Dutch Government.
Thus, this is the reason a majority of NPAs have come down in droves to live peaceful and productive lives that the CPP-NPA-NDF has robbed from them.
In response to Mr. Sison childish tantrums, Lorenzana assured the public that the government will vigorously pursue ongoing localized peace talks. The secretary is sure that with Sison out of the picture, true peace will have a chance to become a reality and SIson and his hardcore cohorts will be consigned to the dustbin of history. AES / MCAG