Why is there an Anakbayan presence at De La Salle University but none at the Ateneo?

It’s hard to rest easy when you know communist front organisations are on the prowl for fresh blood in the Philippines’ school campuses. According to testimonies in a recent Senate hearing, much of this recruitment happens outside of that tony circle of elite chi chi schools like the Ateneo de Manila and the De La Salle schools. It seems, these two schools have somehow remained relatively immune to the communist infestation ravaging other institutions of learning. One wonders if there is something about security guidelines in those two schools that sets them apart from all the rest.

Why, for example, is there no Anakbayan chapter at the Ateneo? Interestingly, enough, there is one operating at the De La Salle University. Does this mean the Ateneo, on account of not having an Anakbayan infestation, is even more chi chi than DLSU? On Facebook, Anakbayan DLSU calls itself Anakbayan Vito Cruz — perhaps to assert coverage of its operatives over both DLSU and St Scholastica’s College (a school known, not surprisingly, for its militant student body) on the other side of Taft Avenue.

Could it be that parents of Ateneans exert more pressure on school administrators to ensure their kids are safe from communist recruitment? Note this chilling excerpt from the About page of Anakbayan Vito Cruz describing their organisation as being “open to all Filipino youths (ages 13-35 yrs. old) as long as they are willing to actively uphold the Program of the Organization.”

From thirteen years old. It seems Anakbayan include minors in their recruitment operations. These are then expected to “uphold the Program of the Organization”. Nowhere in its About page (as of this writing) does it require parental consent when it comes to its regard for minors. Chilling indeed. Kudos to the exceptional foresight of the administration of the Ateneo for locating its campus far away from the epicentre of militantism at Manila’s “University Belt” and, seemingly, applying strict guidelines around the types of organisations allowed to operate within it.

According to @TeddyCasino front organisations like Anakbayan don’t recruit for the New People’s Army

Teddy Casino reportedly clarified that communist front organisations like Anakbayan recruit members to involve them in their activist campaigns supposedly related to student and national “issues”.

“Malinaw sa mga charters ng mga ‘yan ay ang nire-recruit nila ay mga kasapian nila para ipaglaban ang iba’t ibang isyung pang-estudyante at pambayan. Ngayon, if it so happens na ‘yung ilang kasapian nila ay nagdesisyon na magrebelde at mamundok, ibang usapin ‘yun,” he said.

…which leads one to wonder what exactly that “ibang usapan” means.

It is important to note that in nowhere in his statements does Casino categorically assert that (1) Anakbayan is not affiliated with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) or that (2) he denounces the activities of its terrorist arm, the New People’s Army (NPA).

Indeed, the key insight in this report on Casino’s statement is not what he said but what he didn’t say.

This, it seems is a communication trick he consistently applied not just in his press releases but also on social media…

At some point, a truly switched on journalist should ask Casino all the right and all the confronting questions — and expect categorical answers.

League of Filipino Students (@LFSPhilippines) issues an “open letter” to the parents of their recruits

The communist front organisation League of Filipino Students (LFS) recently posted a statement on Facebook that presumes to speak for the youths it recruits into its so-called “activism”. Calling them the “Anak Ng Bayan” (children of the commune), the LFS statement is fashioned in the form of a collective “open letter” from these youths to their parents.

The statement calls on Filipino parents to “leave us to be good children of the commune”…

Kaya’t sa pagkakataong ito, hayaan ninyo kaming maging mabubuting anak ng bayan. Dahil kung mayroon man kaming natutunan mula sa inyo, ito ay ang kahandaang hamakin ang kahit anong kahirapan para sa kabutihan, ang magmahal at mag-aruga labas sa sariling kapakanan. Sa inyo kami humuhugot ng lakas at inspirasyon para piliing lumaban.

As can be observed in the tone of their rhetoric, organisations like the LFS are the stuff of parents’ nightmares. Knowing that predatory organisations like these infest the Philippines’ university and high school campuses is enough to send chills up parents’ spines knowing that their kids are left to their devices.

It is time we talked about communist fronts like the LFS and Anakbayan. When will enough be enough??

Should universities ban communist fronts like the League of Filipino Students and Anakbayan from their campuses?

Recent stories about parents losing their kids possibly to the terrorist New People’s Army (NPA) have prompted Filipinos to apply closer scrutiny to communist front organisations operating with impunity on university and high school campuses. Many fear that these organisations serve as recruitment agents supplying the NPA with young indoctrinated combatants and support personnel.

The plights of some of the parents of these lost youths were on exhibit in a recent Senate hearing

Three of the missing were senior high school students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, while one was from the Far Eastern University and one from the University of the East Manila. All of them are allegedly recruited by Anakbayan.

Jovita Antoniano said her Grade 11 daughter was an obedient and happy child before she joined the group. She said it has been a year since she lost communication with her daughter.

A parent shows a photo of her daughter participating in a rally holding a Kabataan Partylist placard.

Under the spotlight is Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago who was expected to show up in the hearing to help shed light on the matter.

“We were disappointed with the absence of Rep. Sarah Elago during the Senate hearing called by Senator (Ronald) dela Rosa. We wanted her to explain how her organization, as well as the other Kamatayan (Makabayan) bloc organizations mentioned by the crying parents like Bayan Muna, are being patriotic (Makabayan) by causing the disappearance of their children, who are supposed to be in school,” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief-of-Staff for Civil-Military Operations, Major Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr., said in a statement sent to the Philippine News Agency Wednesday.

It is becoming increasingly evident that these are dangerous organisations that threaten the well-being of Filipino students. It is baffling, indeed, that they are allowed to continue to infest the campuses of institutions of learning and exploit the impressionable minds of young people.

Elago, for now, remains resolute in the righteousness of her “cause” and that of the militant communist front organisations she seemingly represents.

It remains to be seen whether Elago will remain as cocky as she is now when more information about the shady operations of these organisations come to light.

Anti-government “activists” spotted VANDALISING public property!

A video posted on Facebook featured a number of youthful “activists” spray painting anti-government graffiti on a pillar of an elevated highway.

Terms being splashed on the surface included “Oust Du30” and “Du30 supot!”

Offenses related to vandalism attract hefty fines in the Philippines. An example is an existing ordinance in Bacolod City…

It provides penalties for such violations, which include a fine of P1,000 for the first offense, P3,000 for the second offense, and P5,000, plus imprisonment of not less than 30 days, but not more than six months, depending on the gravity of the infraction, to be determined by the court, for the third offense.

For violators aged 15 and below, civil liability will be shouldered by the parents, but those 15 to 18 years old, will be made to restore the property and be required to render service to the school, if enrolled, or render community service to the barangay, the ordinance further stated.

Street “activists” have long been notorious for the impunity they exhibit whilst defacing public property. Most notorious amongst them are communist elements in campus organisations like Anakbayan.

It’s high time Rule of Law be applied consistently to all Filipinos rich or poor.

An “immersion”. With “farmers”. In Quezon province. Organised by @LFSPhilippines… 🤔

If it walks like a communist, quacks like a communist, looks like a communist, then it must be…

Rizza Divine was supposedly part of an “immersion” program organised by the League of Filipino Students (LFS) which everyone knows is a communist front operating with impunity in most Philippine university campuses. She went “missing” long enough for her father Roland Camingawan to seek the help of radio station dzBB.

But

The legal management freshman is said to be a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS)-UST, and of Anakbayan-UST when she was in UST Senior High School.

Was this really an “immersion” programme? Or was it just another method of recruiting combatants into the New People’s Army, the terrorist arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines?

The questions continue to mount…

Message to incoming University students: Student “activism” is a COMPLETE waste of time

Credit goes to student “activists”. They manage to attract a lot of media coverage and are a convenient moral crutch for the social-climbing virtue-signalling folk that infest social media.

Thing is, much the same way as Tito Vic and Joey and folks like Kim Kardashian also attract a lot of eyeballs, being a media figure does not necessarily make one a source of intellectual substance. Therefore the idea that the “voice” of student “activism” should be one that should be taken seriously, much less heeded, needs to be challenged.

These are, after all, students. A student’s job is to learn her lessons well. There are no lessons to be learned along picket lines organised by “cause-oriented” groups like Anakbayan other than the bullshit of top Filipino communist honcho Joma Sison.

The future of the Philippines lies in citizens who could build stuff — not Filipinos whose idea of pushing “change” is chanting obsolete slogans on the streets. There is no cause to “fight”. Only a nation to build. This can only be done if you get on top of your math and science subjects, submit your sociology papers, and appreciate the finer points of applying what you learned in your accounting and finance courses in real life.

Don’t give your life to Joma Sison. He’s just laughing at you all the way from the Netherlands where he leads a comfy life “in exile”.

Akbayan and Anakbayan should stop PRETENDING that they are not COMMUNIST fronts!

There is scant literature on the history of the Akbayan partylist, but a GMA Network report categorically states that the roots of Akbayan along with its bitter (albeit similarly Left-leaning) rival Bayan Muna “can be traced to the division of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its allies in the 1990s. Akbayan was formed by those who refused to be associated with both factions.”

But did Akbayan renounce its communist roots? According to a report published on the World Socialist Web Site, no.

Akbayan was formed in the wake of the break-up of the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the early 1990s. Every decision made by Akbayan over the past two decades has born the stamp of its origin. The nationalist, opportunist and class collaborationist politics of Akbayan are the continuation of the Stalinist politics of the CPP. What differences now exist between Akbayan and its Maoist rivals are born out of the contingencies of alliances formed with different sections of the bourgeoisie.

Interestingly, the “official” history of Akbayan as laid out in their “official” website Akbayan.org is mute on the topic of its commie roots.

Anakbayan, for its part, makes no secret about its subordination to the cause of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as this 2007 report on their rabid support for its founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison shows…

Anakbayan and [the League of Filipino Students (LFS)] both launched ‘Free Joma’ campaigns when Sison was arrested last August 28 by Dutch authorities for allegedly ordering the murder in the Philippines of former CPP leaders Romulo Kintanar in 2003 and Arturo Tabara in 2006.

The CPP, which Sison founded in 1968, and its armed wing, the 6,300-strong New People’s Army, have waged a Maoist rebellion for nearly four decades. Sison has been on self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987.

The youth groups added that they will join other organizations led by the Bagong Alyansang Makbayan (Bayan) in a “victory rally” for Sison’s release later in the day.

The Philippine government, it seems, has never been serious about ridding Filipinos of their country’s communist infestation just like it has never been serious about eradicating corruption, pork barrel politics, nepotism, patronage, and all those other scourges that keep the Philippines impoverished and backward.

Organising an “anti Red tagging” campaign under the Anakbayan banner ain’t very smart

You know what is even dumber than allowing yourself to be recruited by campus communists? “Denouncing” so-called “red tagging” while flying the Anakbayan banner.

But that is exactly what a bunch of student “activists” from various universities did!

Perhaps, indeed, these students should focus more of their time as university students learning how to think than joining these “activist” rallies. Had they bothered to do a bit of research they would’ve found that they don’t need the Armed Forces of the Philippines to do any sort of “red tagging” to out them as communists. Merely marching under the Anakbayan flag already does the job handily.

Anakbayan makes no secret about its subordination to the cause of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as this 2007 report on their rabid support for its founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison shows…

Anakbayan and [the League of Filipino Students (LFS)] both launched ‘Free Joma’ campaigns when Sison was arrested last August 28 by Dutch authorities for allegedly ordering the murder in the Philippines of former CPP leaders Romulo Kintanar in 2003 and Arturo Tabara in 2006.

The CPP, which Sison founded in 1968, and its armed wing, the 6,300-strong New People’s Army, have waged a Maoist rebellion for nearly four decades. Sison has been on self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987.

The youth groups added that they will join other organizations led by the Bagong Alyansang Makbayan (Bayan) in a “victory rally” for Sison’s release later in the day.

Just the facts. And the facts show, Anakbayan is a communist organisation. These university students are being had. Big time.

Martial Law “playbook”? How about that FAMILIAR communist infiltration strategy CLEARLY evident today?

We can see today just how virulent Filipino communists could be. They have once again successfully infiltrated mainstream Opposition politics, evident in the way left-of-centre liberals amongst the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition are comfy in bed with commies and their crooked terrorist sympathisers.

They keep harping about the “Martial Law Playbook” of the Duterte administration. But it is easy to note that these commies are also in the midst of an astounding replay of the very same playbook that marked the Philippines caught in the grip of the Cold War in the 1970s.

Labour militancy is on the rise as labour strikes fomented by virulent communist propaganda now rages across Philippine industry. This could be threatening a stellar economic record so far being chalked up by the Philippines again exhibiting the same pattern of boom being busted by communist sabotage.

The real problem here is the disturbing audacity with which the communists now assert their influence on Philippine society. They are inciting violence with impunity, recruiting fighters from university campuses in broad daylight, and vandalising public property for the cameras.

They must be stopped or at least put back in their place as merely quaint relics or a misguided and obsolete but violent ideology.