The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) has named 16 underground organizations linked to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as terrorist groups.In Resolution No. 288 (2022) dated January 26 and signed by ATC vice chairperson and National Security Adviser… Read More
The national government’s anti-insurgency task force is saddened over the inclusion of party-list groups Gabriela and Kabataan in the May 2022 elections.
To recall, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) filed petitions before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify Gabriela Women’s Party and Kabataan Party-list due to their alleged links to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
“The NTF ELCAC is deeply saddened that fiercely anti-CPP-NPA-NDF party-list groups, notably Sambayanan and Epanaw were not given accreditation by the Comelec while at the same time giving accreditation to party-list groups the NTF-ELCAC has clearly identified as fronts of the terrorist group: Kabataan and Gabriela,” NTF-ELCAC spokesperson for Sectoral Concerns Lorraine Marie Badoy said in a press statement on Sunday.
Badoy, also Undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), said their petitions provide “incontrovertible proof” that Gabriela and Kabataan are fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
“These include powerful personal testimonies of victims and their families of deceitful recruitment of Gabriela and Kabataan of our children as violent extremists of the NPA where an unbearable number of them have died at such tender ages and such violent circumstances,” she said.
She noted that their petitions also include direct testimonies of former CPP-NPA-NDF founders, cadres and operatives as well as documentary evidence seized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in their numerous operations for the past 52 years.
Citing calls made by various multi-sectoral groups, she expressed disappointment over the decision of the Comelec to approve the registration of the two party-list groups.
“It is unfortunate that while the vast majority of our people are already awake and know the clear truth about these groups, it seems the Keeper of the integrity and sanctity of our votes, the Comelec has remained ignorant and/or apathetic,” she added.
Meanwhile, Badoy urged Filipinos to support the NTF-ELCAC in condemning the decision of the Comelec, noting that it puts the nation and children “in serious peril.”
MANILA – Multi-sectoral organizations on Friday urged anew the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify party-list groups Kabataan and Gabriela from the 2022 elections because of their links with the communist rebels.
Files criminal raps vs. Sison, 2 NPA leaders
Another former communist rebel has filed criminal cases against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria “Joma” Sison and two other communist leaders before the Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said.
In a statement, CIDG chief, Maj. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro said charges of violation of “Section 3 in relation to Section 3 (a)(b) of RA (Republic Act) 9208 as amended by RA 10364 and Section 4 (i) of RA 10364 or the “Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012” and violation of Section 10 in relation to Section 3(d) (4) of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Acts)” were filed against Sison, Lean Porquia and Karen Edaniel.
In his complaint, former rebel Joy James Alcoser Saguino with aliases “Ka Amihan”, “Ka Che” or “Commander Che” said he was a minor and a freshman Accountancy student when recruited by Porquia and Edaniel in June 2007.
A month later, Saguino became a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS), a front organization of the communist terrorist group (CTG) inside the UP Visayas-Iloilo Campus. He was induced to take part in some protest actions against tuition fee increase and took an active part in some LFS activities.
The CPPand its armed wing New People’s Army (NPA) is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
The National Democratic Front has been formally designated as a terrorist organization by the Anti-Terrorism Council on June 23, 2021, citing it as “an integral and separate part” of the CPP-NPA created in April 1973.READ MORE
July 29, 2021
MANILA – A party-list lawmaker with ties to communist terrorist groups (CTGs) and with no known contribution to the country should feel “even a bit of shame” for criticizing Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
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June 26, 2021
MANILA – A petition to cancel the registration of the Kabataan Party-list for allegedly being a legal front-organization of communist terrorist groups that lures the youth into the communist armed conflict was filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday.
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There were hundreds of such atrocities committed by the NPA before and the Makabayan Bloc’s silence (was) deafening
June 10, 2021
MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday night described as “half-hearted” the Makabayan bloc’s condemnation of the New People’s Army’s (NPA) anti-personnel mine attack that killed a college football player and his cousin in Masbate on June 6.”Their comrades, the NPA, were… Read More