CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana cited eight (8) reasons on why the government suspended its talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front, and stating that the peace efforts would prosper if CPP Founder Jose Maria Sison was out of the picture.
First, during the initial unilateral ceasefire last 2016-2017, the CPP-NPA planned to overthrow the government if it didn’t agree on a coalition government that was planned and discussed in their second (2nd) People’s Congress at the Central Committee Plenum.
Second, last January 2017, the CPP-NPA strengthened their plenum agenda to overthrow the government, proof of which is the strengthening of their forces. ]
Third, last May 2017, the CPP-NPA formally launched their “Oust Duterte Movement” of which their target date is October 2018.
Fourth, It showed the insincerity of the Communist movement on the Peace Talks and they are just employing this as part of their Revolutionary Dual Tactics.
Fifth, the CNTs were just using the peace talks to get concessions so that the government would release their jailed comrades.
Sixth, most of the countries Indigenous Peoples were against the peace talks and they wanted the terror group to apologize and be made answerable on their various atrocities.
And, lastly, the CPP-NPA is classified as a terrorist group. AES/ALS/MCAG.