Government must be cautious in talking peace with the communist-terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF

The ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY Partylist calls on government to be extra cautious in the conduct of the forthcoming peace talks with the Maoist communist-terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF even as it strongly condemns the latter’s continued deception and lies against the Filipino people.

ANAD stands committed to the use of available peaceful and equitable means in resolving any and all conflict. “However, this must be anchored on the sincerity, transparency, and real commitments of both parties,” said Rep. Jun Alcover of ANAD Partylist as he chided the Maoist communist CPP-NPA-NDF for putting up a lame-duck chief negotiator who cannot decide for and in behalf of their organizations in terms of truly implementing cessation of hostilities, open declaration of actual and real members of their panel, consultants, and staff, and others.

ANAD calls on the government to challenge the NDF chief negotiator, Luis Jalandoni to bare out on his authority in leading the communist-terrorist panel. “Government must ask Jalandoni as to what authority does he bring to the negotiating table? Who appointed him as the lead negotiator when communist-terrorist CPP Chairman and Maoist messiah Jose Ma. Sison acknowledged his being a mere NDF Consultant,” said Rep. Alcover as he reiterated his earlier pronouncement that currently government is dealing with a phantom organization whose leaders do not admit or continually hide in the limbo of oblivion.

In the more than 20 years of peace talks, the military and police forces were restrained from conducting offensive operations, throughout the country, during the duration of the talks. Yet, the Maoist communist NPA continuously unleashed their brutal and treacherous ways against military and police installations, private and business facilities, and innocent civilians.

“This is aside from using the ceasefire to consolidate their forces, replenish its supplies, and strengthening its extortion activities. What happened was - - talk-talk-talk abroad, and at the same time, kill-kill-kill by the NPA, inside the country,” Alcover explained. “Factual developments of the previous negotiations showed that government was talking peace with a phantom organization represented by the lame-duck negotiator, Luis Jalandoni,” Alcover said.

On the other hand, government should be forthright in its quest to resolve the 40 years insurgency problem with the Maoist communist-terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF. One should not be complacent when dealing with groups or individuals who have already exhibited mastery in the art of deception and lies. Deception is pronounced when they profess of not being involved in the Maoist communist organization, when arrested; but immediately identified by their leadership as member, consultant, and staff of the communist panel in the peace negotiations.

Such is the case of Alfredo Mapano and Elizabeth Principe. “Indeed what a glaring deception in the highest order,” said Cong. Alcover. “Government must be wary about this repeated intentional display of astuteness by the CPP-NPA-NDF,” he added.

Meanwhile, ANAD calls on the government to be circumspect and transparent on important communist-terrorism/insurgency issues. “What happened to President Macapagal-Arroyo’s all-out-war against the Maoist CPP-NPA-NDF with a 1 billion pesos budget? Has government changed its policy of no-negotiation with any and all terrorist groups or individuals?” Alcover asked.

These are important questions that need to be appropriately responded to clear the doubts and suspicions of Filipinos clouding the resumption of the oftenly suspended peace talks.

Alcover urged government to rectify the previous imperfections in dealing with the wily Maoist communist-terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF.

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