The ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) Partylist described Anakpawis Rep. Joel Maglungsod’s recent statement as nuisance and malicious propaganda in reaction to the recent Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. News reports quoted Maglungsod as saying that the MOA would convert MMDA into a bunch of “armed and authorized thugs.”
ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover said that it is a normal reaction for Maoist communists, especially pseudo partylist groups like Anakpawis, “to issue such kind of rhetoric because they are only expressing a line of thought of their venerable idol – Mao Tse Tung who said: Oppose what the government does, and support what the government opposes.”
Rep. Alcover explained that this kind of posturing is common among Maoist communist sectoral front and pseudo partylist organizations and is maliciously designed to create confusion, infuse misconception, and ultimately sow hate and chaos among Filipinos against government.
It can be recalled that, last September 3, MMDA and the AFP signed a MOA making MMDA one of the reserve units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and to appropriately respond to emergencies, calamities, and national security concerns.
“As Filipinos and under the l987 constitution, aren’t we mandated to protect our country from all threats? So why is Maglungsod, like a wild animal, crying in the wilderness over an issue that he, as member of the Lower House, is duty bound to uphold and serve,” said Alcover.
Reiterating ANAD Partylist’s strong support to the peaceful campaign against all forms of threats against the freedoms and democratic ideals of our country, Alcover stressed saying, “It is our duty to rise up and be counted in defense and protection of our country and people. It is incumbent for Maglungsod, Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, and their ilk to throw away violence by sowing confusion and misunderstanding among our people.”
“The MOA does not make the MMDA an institution as what Maglungsod’s demented understanding expresses. In this trying time, especially with the peace negotiation still hanging, it would be for the best interest of our country if Maglungsod and his cohorts, in the Maoist communist pseudo partylist groups, refrain from making statements that would inflame our emotions, cause misunderstanding and confusion among our people,” Alcover pointed out.
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