The Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Partylist joins local media groups in calling for justice for slain Davao City-based broadcaster Ferdie “Batman” Lintuan two years ago tomorrow, Dec. 24.

ANAD Partylist reechoed the call for law authorities to bear all the results of their investigation into the killing of Lintuan, Juan “Jun” Pala, Jr. and other media personalities in the region and to speed up the prosecution of suspects.
“Justice delayed is justice denied,” said ANAD Partylist Representative Jun Alcover, also a broadcaster and president of the Cebu Association of Media Practitioners (CAMP).

To commemorate the second death anniversary of Lintuan, the Tri-Media Organization for Peace and Alliance in Mindanao (TROPA) led by broadcaster Manny Autida is sponsoring a high noon holy mass on Dec. 24 at the St. Peter Parish in Davao City.
A wreath-laying would follow at 2 p.m. at the crime scene in the corner of R. Castillo and San Antonio Sts., Brgy. Agdao. A merienda and media fellowship would cap the event at Kane Restaurant on Magallanes st. from 3 to 4 p.m.
ANAD Partylist-Mindanao Coordinator Arthur Tariman said his group is actively supporting the events.


There have been suspicions of whitewash in the investigation into the killing of Lintuan and Pala, both broadcasters of radio station DXGO in Davao City.
Ferdie was aboard his Volkswagen car with broadcasters Lucio Ceniza and Edgar Banzon when shot dead by a motorcycle assassin after his morning radio show on Dec. 24, 2007 few meters from DXGO broadcast studios.

Unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Pala while he was walking home with a bodyguard and a friend in Davao City early dawn on Sept. 6, 2003.
Lintuan and Pala’s killings had the mark of extra-judicial executions carried out by the shadowy Davao Death Squad (DDS), believed to be behind the spate of unsolved summary killings in the city.

Since the Duterte administration started, 952 persons including Lintuan and Pala were killed in Davao City by suspected DDS gunmen.

Lintuan, an anti-communism broadcaster, survived the communist terrorists’ bloody attack on radio station DXRA on Magallanes st. in Davao City on August 27, 1987 where nine people were killed including anti-communism crusader Leo Palo, former radio public affairs host-tandem of Pala at DXOW.

Pala, spokesman of the Alsa Masa anti-communism movement in the ‘80s, survived at least two previous attacks. His murder prompted the creation of an inter-agency Task Force Usig that looks into media killings.

They were both known for their stingy criticisms on City Hall and government anomalies and malpractices. They did not even spare the tough-talking Mayor Rody Duterte in their fearless tirades.

Lintuan was accusing anomalies on Mayor Duterte’s P71-million People’s Park project before his murder, while Pala was harshly critical of the Duterte administration for years preceeding his killing.

Investigators however arrested and filed charges against fellow DXGO broadcaster Nilo Larosa for the killing of Lintuan. There has been no news on the progress of the case.(ANAD PARTLIST-MINDANAO INFONEWS BUREAU)

for reference:

Spokesman, ANAD Partylist-Mindanao


Ocampo et. al. should bare themselves out and must show their sincerity

“THEY MUST show to the Filipino people their true colors, so to speak,” said ANAD Partylist Rep. Jun Alcover as he challenged all Maoist terrorist pseudo politicians, seeking elective positions during the 2010 elections, to call on their Maoist terrorist comrades in the New Peoples Army to immediately cease and desist from committing anti-people and anti-Filipino activities.

The ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) Partylist decried the continued lies and deception of Maoist terrorist legal and underground political wannabes, especially those in its sectoral front and pseudo political organizations to fully show their wares, as they professed and claimed to be pro-people and pro-Filipino advocates, by strongly calling on their comrades in the armed-terrorist NPA to stop their harassments, intimidations, and murders of innocent civilians in the countryside; and extortion activities against small and big businesses and industries to fuel their political obsession of establishing a government under a communist dictatorship.

Rep. Alcover noted that the senatorial bids of Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza; their continued interest to seats in the Lower House of Congress, and the CPP Central Committee marching orders for their minions in the provinces to seek positions in the local government units of the country, “are serious indications and hard evidence of their grand design to incessantly stir and eventually control most, if not all, political and elective positions in the country, which is a prelude to their taking over of government,” Rep. Alcover added.

Rep. Alcover slammed Ocampo, Maza, Bayan Muna’s Teddy Casino and others for their continued double talk. “These people are of no conscience and dismally lack honesty in what they do and say. While they strongly vilify the sitting administration’s 2010 intentions through innuendoes like using the AFP and PNP to ensure the victory of the administration’s bets, they have their own armed goons, in the NPA, that is responsible in many incidences of murder and extortion in all parts of the country and without let up,” Alcover added.

“They have their own goons, in the NPAs, to ensure their victory. The harassments and intimidations in the countryside have now intensified in the run-up towards the 2010 polls,” Alcover pointed out.

In calling Ocampo et. al. to show sincerity in their avowals as protectors of the rights of the poor and underprivileged Filipinos, “now must they openly call on the NPAs to stop all of their anti-Filipino and anti-people activities. Much of life has been wasted in their altar of Maoist terrorist insurgency. They cannot deny their connections and relation with the NPAs. Satur Ocampo continues to wield authority over the Maoist terrorist organization in the country. As comrades in the violent and Godless Maoist terrorist organization, Casino, Maza, Bayan Muna’s Atty. Neri Colmenares, Kabataan Partylist’s Raymond Palatino, Anakpawis’ Rafael Mariano and Joel Maglungsod have their own respective channels and ways to send their messages through to the NPA,” Rep. Alcover explained.

“How can one be serious in calling for a clean and honest election when his own hands are full of bad blood of Filipinos whose lives were snapped by Maoist terrorist guns and bullets, who continues to live a life constantly harassed and intimidated by the same goons of Ocampo et. al.?” Alcover quipped.


The Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Partylist challenges the Dabaweños to stand up and fight against all forms of terrorism and anarchism especially those perpetrated by the CPP-NPA-NDF and heartless politicians.

“People must stand united against terrorism and anarchism including those committed by anarchist politicians and political groups on hapless civilians just to perpetuate in power as in the case of the so-called Davao Death Squad in Davao City,” declared ANAD Partylist Congressman Pastor M. Alcover, Jr.

ANAD Partylist made the call as the CPP-NPA-NDF heightened its terroristic activities while approaching the party’s 41st founding anniversary celebration on Dec. 26.

The CPP-NPA-NDF killed at least 79 persons in Davao or Southern Mindanao Region alone this year. Of the figure, 54 were civilians, 13 were soldiers and policemen, and 12 were CAFGU members.

Last week, five innocent persons were killed and two were wounded in a string of atrocities perpetrated by local communist terrorists (LCTs) in Davao region.

The victims were identified as Fernando Timbal of Panabo City, Davao del Norte; Efren Sindaton Obaton of Sitio Barobo, Brgy. Dagohoy, Talaingod town, Davao del Norte; Rosalinda Ponciano Clata, Virgilio Arciana and Roderick Guba, all of Cateel town in Davao Oriental. Wounded were Jaymar Gulane and Rey Genabe, also of Cateel.

A certain Ka Simon Santiago, the self-proclaimed “political director” of the NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Command, admitted that NPA SPARU hitmen murdered the 48-year old Timbal at Brgy. Gredu, Panabo City, Davao del Norte early morning last Dec. 13 on the belief that he was a soldier.

Sadly however, Timbal was just an innocent driver of the Land Bank of the Philippines-Tagum Branch.

The repenting Ka Simon, who bragged the murder when he reported it to the media even without checking the identity of the victim yet, vainly tried to appease the angry Dabaweños when he said that the NPA-SMR is investigating the incident.

Dabaweños are further angered when terrorists under the Local Terrorist Front (LTF) 35, NPA-SMRC led by alias Kumander Ian mercilessly killed the 32-year old Obaton infront of his three children inside their home at Sitio Barobo, Brgy. Dagohoy, Talaingod town, also in Davao del Norte early afternoon last Dec. 17.

Obaton was a former NPA who returned to the folds of the law few years ago and took a quite life until he was murdered by his former comrades.

The morning on that day, Dec. 17, bullets from a group of more than 20 terrorists killed the innocent 55-year old Clata whose home happened to be located near a major road project linking Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur provinces that was sabotaged by LTF 20 led by Eufemio Ombaogan.

CAFGU Active Auxiliary Members Arciana and Guba were also killed and Gulane and Genabe were wounded while heroically defending from terrorist sabotage a section of the Surigao-Cateel road project that has been undertaken by Sebastian Construction at Sitio Talisay, Brgy. Sibahay, Cateel town, Davao Oriental.

In the afternoon of the following day, Dec. 18, four motorcycle-riding communist terrorists laid down in-a-series two Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) along the national highway in Banay-banay town in Davao Oriental.

If not for the timely tip off from a concerned citizen who witnessed the sinister act, the two roadside IEDs could have harmed civilian travelers like what happened at Sitio Malikong, Brgy Suawan, Marilog District in Davao City mid-morning last Sept. 08 where Ronald Sayan, a motorcycle-for-hire or “habal-habal” driver, was seriously wounded.

Last Nov. 23 afternoon, the 66-year old Rosario Balisda was seriously wounded along with four soldiers when local communist terrorists remotely detonated an IED at the village of Fatima in Paquibato District in Davao City.

Since May, the CPP-NPA-NDF exploded at least 12 IEDs – sometimes called by the soldiers as improvised “landmines” – in the Davao region alone, six of which in Davao City.
IED is the weapon choice of many terrorists worldwide including Osama Ben Ladin’s Al Qaeda and East Asia’s Jemaah Islamiyah terror networks.


In view of the situation, ANAD Partylist decided to spearhead the citizens’ non-violent campaign against terrorism in Davao City and surrounding areas.

Initially, it calls the Dabaweños not to support politicians who are themselves part of terrorist-anarchist gangs or in cahoots with them.

ANAD Partylist also entered into alliance with other pro-democracy and pro-peace organizations in Davao City and region to put up a common front against terrorism and anarchism. (ANAD PARTLIST-MINDANAO INFONEWS BUREAU)

For reference:
Spokesman, ANAD Partylist-Mindanao


ANAD hails lifting of martial law in Maguindanao

“THE LIFTING of Presidential Proclamation 1959 is a manifestation of government’s sensitivities and full reliance on factual developments on the ground,” said ANAD Partylist Rep. Jun Alcover in reaction to the lifting of martial law in the province of Maguindanao, in the evening of Saturday (December 12, 2009).

The ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) Partylist supports PP 1959’s imposition in the face of the so-called looming rebellion brought about by the total collapse in the delivery of basic and judicial services by the local government of that province, and the continued resistance by thousands of armed supporters of the Ampatuan family, a known political warlord in the area.

“We, in ANAD, were all out in support of government’s initiative to restore public order, return of the delivery of basic services by government, and the justiciable resolution of the Nov. 22 massacre of 57 hapless civilians, including 30 media personalities, in Masalay, Maguindanao,” Rep. Alcover pointed out.

“The lifting of PP 1959 or its imposition was a prerogative solely vested by the constitution on the country’s Chief Executive,” said Rep. Alcover even as he describes the petitioners against PP 1959 before the Supreme Court and the number of mass protest actions as grandstanding and hallowed noise.

Rep. Alcover cited the fact that the short-lived martial rule, in Maguindanao, “clearly shows President Macapagal-Arroyo’s adeptness to the rule of law and resiliency towards factual happenings in the field. Here, the President has made an unequivocal statement of her commitment towards justice and truth which is directly in contrast to what her detractors had been saying, time and again,” Alcover added.

On the continued tirades by Maoist terrorist sectoral front and pseudo partylist personalities even with the lifting of martial law, with a shrug of a shoulder, Alcover said, “What can we expect from these people? They always take up and make use of any issue against government to advance their lost cause. Maka-libre sila ng exposure, di ba?” Alcover quipped.

“With the lifting of martial law, Congress should now focus on a number of vital bills, like the 2010 national budget and other pro-people measures, which our people needs,” he stressed.

Reference: Rey A. Salas
National Spokesman
Tel No. (02) 489-7662



DAVAO CITY – Today’s sixth commemoration of the so-called International Day of Political Prisoners is bogus.

The Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Partylist in Mindanao made the declaration in view of the reported plan by the communist front Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya (SELDA) to hold early this afternoon a picket rally infront of Davao City’s First Congressional District Office on Quirino Ave. here.

ANAD Partylist-Mindanao pointed out that the self-anointed International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) that supposedly declared the celebration on Dec. 3, 2003 is nothing but another creation of Communist Party of the Philippines Chairman Jose Ma. Sison to implement the party’s international solidarity works as required in its Protracted People’s War (PPW).

In relation to the PPW, ILPS also supports to CPP-NPA-NDF’s “machinery build-up, general offensive and general uprising,” ANAD Partylist exposed in a press release sent out by its Mindanao Spokesman Art Tariman.

Jose Ma. Sison continues to hold the ILPS chairmanship since its founding on May 25, 2001 in Zutphen, The Netherlands.

The other ILPS founding officers were the late Anak Pawis Partylist Congressman Crispin Beltran as Chairman of the International Coordinating Group, Cherry Clemente as ICC First Deputy, former Anak Pawis Partylist Congressman Rafael Mariano as ICC Member and ILPS-Philippines Head, and Gabriela Partylist Congresswoman Liza Maza as ICC Member.

According to ANAD Partylist, ILPS aims to exploit the following 18 subjective concerns and issues to help attain the objective condition of the revolution: national liberation, socio-economic development, human rights, just peace, independent trade union and workers' rights, agrarian reform women's rights, youths’ right to education and employment, children's rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, teachers and educators’ rights, people’s right to health, science & technology, and environmental protection, arts and culture and free flow of information, justice for the victims of illegal arrest and detention, rights of the homeless, migrants and refugees, rights of the elderly, and rights of homosexuals, bisexuals and trans-gendered.

The activities of ILPS revolves around the stimulation, facilitation and coordination of common lines of action, the undertaking of definitive actions on its 18 concerns and issues, the cooperation with all possible organizations, institutions and personalities to attain the ILPS aims and purposes, explained ANAD Partylist, adding that ILPS’ current tasks include the following:
• Express solidarity and support whenever necessary;
• Double efforts to establish national chapters;
• Take political initiative to promote anti-imperialist and democratic lines;
• Consult and seek drafts from participating organizations and study commissions;
• Attract participating organizations belonging to countries where anti-imperialist and democratic struggles of the people are intense; and
Cooperate with other anti-imperialist coordinating centers and frameworks to gain access to and cooperate with other mass formations that are not yet within the ILPS. (ANAD PARTLIST-MINDANAO INFONEWS BUREAU email: anadpartylist_mindanao@yahoo.com)