Islamic terrorist “retirees” rewarded MILLIONS by Philippine Government!

One wonders what the families of the soldiers and civilians killed by the “fighters” of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) now that the Philippine Government is reportedly doling out enormous reward packages to their “retirees” are thinking.

Each retired fighter will receive a million pesos’ worth of cash, scholarships, health insurance, and training to become productive civilians.

It seems not just crime but terrorism pays well in the Philippines. One couldn’t be blamed in thinking that the 2015 deaths of 44 Special Action Force officers at Mamasapano, all coldly massacred by these “fighters”, were all in vain.

We’d like to think the deaths of the 44 SAF troopers meant something — that their deaths will not have all been in vain. Sadly, we will have to face the truth that their deaths were utterly senseless. Nowadays, the MILF leadership happens to be in bed with the Philippine government. Baffling indeed!

For that matter, the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Filipino soldiers and police officers who fought these Islamic terrorists could be said to have all been in vain. The enemy was not beaten. Though they died serving their country as heroically as Jose Rizal did, they did not really change anything.

Communist “activists” are quick to condemn the Philippine Army and police but are SILENT on NPA terrorism!

Communist “activists” that infest the Philippines’ university campuses are a bunch of hypocrites. Going by downright misleading names like “Anakbayan” and “League of Filipino Students”, they try to convince everyone that Filipino soldiers and police officers are evil and crooked. They make it sound like a police patrol car entering the premises of a school is an outrage to be condemned to kingdom come.

The question is, if not the police and if not the Army, who should Filipinos rely on when their safety and security are threatened? The New People’s Army? It seems these communists are suggesting either that or Filipinos take up arms and take matters into their own hands!

See, the Communist Party of the Philippines contribute no skin in the game when it comes to protecting Philippine democracy. Their goal is to destroy it in a “people’s revolution” that aims to install a “dictatorship of the proletariat”. That’s not such a nice thing to be aspiring for, isn’t it?

When will commie activists say something about the murderous and anarchic ways of their terrorist arm, the New People’s Army? Don’t hold your breath. They are a dishonest bunch of people who will move heaven and earth to hide their true colours and continue their mission to LIE to Filipinos.

According to Sarah Elago, she is not a member of the New People’s Army

In a recent tweet, Kabataan (Youth) Partylist Representative Sarah Elago clarified that she is not a member of the New People’s Army (NPA), the terrorist arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Kabataan Partylist Representative ako, proud na kinatawan ng mga pag-asa ng bayan, hindi NPA. Usapang pangkapayaan ang aming sinusuportahan.

Translated to English:
“I am a member of the Kabataan Partylist, proud to embody the hope of the nation, not [a member of] the NPA. It is peace dialogue that we support.”

Well, that’s certainly on record now. Elago is “not NPA”, she says. Does that mean she is not a communist? Perhaps Elago needs to provide a full clarification of her overall leanings rather than serve her constituents piecemeal information. To put the whole question to rest, right?

Thing is, statements like these are off-the-hip reactions to memes about her circulating the Net. Much of what she does is merely react to “red tagging” and “fake news” as she does in this one…

Elago really needs to get ahead of the curve rather than be a couple of steps behind chasing her tail and reacting to every piece of “fake news” that shows up on her little radar. There is a deeper strategic challenge she faces here — her reputation with the broader electorate which seems to be more like a crisis of credibility owing to a persistent perception that she is a communist.

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.

Zamboanga mosque bombing: Sign of a religious war brewing in Mindanao?

The latest terrorist attack, this time on a mosque in Zamboanga City that reportedly killed two and injured four, already points to a disturbing emerging trend that follows the recent passing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) granting autonomy to several predominantly Muslim provinces. The attack comes within days of a deadlier attack on a Roman Catholic Church that had killed 27 believed to have been perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic terrorist group.

The Abu Sayyaf has, for some time been actively involved in Islamic politics in Mindanao. Searches on Google for “Abu Sayyaf” correlate closely with interest in an autonomous Muslim Mindanao of the sort the BOL supposedly achieved.

The fact that the BOL is seen to be largely an initiative spurred by Abu Sayyaf rival group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, in cooperation with the Philippine Government could point to some problematic aspects in the “regional autonomy” granted to Muslim provinces in Mindanao. Muslim Mindanao politics are largely driven by various “Islamic” groups that are rooted in one form of jihad or another and, as such, share a violent common denominator. This is evident in the war-like and revolutionary-themed names of these “movements” and “fronts”.

As such, there is growing reason to believe that a “Bangsamoro Nation” forged in collusion with one of these groups could possibly incite further revolutionary or radicalised fervour in others.

Jolo terrorist attack could justify Moro Islamic Liberation Front renege on “promise” to disarm

The successful ratification of the new “Bangsamoro Organic Law” is a victory long fought for by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

The BOL is a culmination of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s 40-year struggle for autonomy, including on-and-off talks with the government spanning the administration of 4 presidents.

As such, it is quite likely that the project is seen by other factions of the broader Islamic “movement” in Muslim Mindanao as a victory by a single tribe that could then go on to dominate the others. Others deride the MILF victory as capitulating to or, worse, rewarding a group with an appetite for war. Indeed, clashes between the MILF and the Philippine military has, at last count, resulted in an estimated 120,000 deaths. The group also continues to maintain 30,000 armed combatants which served as the bargaining chip in exchange for rule over this now-“autonomous” region.

Indeed, Get Real Post writer Ilda wrote back in February 2015, An agreement with just one Muslim rebel group will not bring peace to Mindanao. This was just a few weeks after elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front massacred 44 Special Action Force officers in Mamasapano.

Other rebel groups like the newly-formed group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), Abu Sayyaf and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) – the original Muslim rebel group who managed to win autonomy from the Philippine government in 1996 – all want their own version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

This alone would be ample justification the MILF could use to renege on its “promise” to disarm its bandit army. What then if they do? What’s the plan? It seems there is no alternative to an “autonomous” Bangsamoro “nation” ruled by warlords — the way it’s always been.

Is Satur Ocampo a communist? Is he involved with the New People’s Army?

For most Filipinos, that’s like asking if the Pope is Catholic. Or whether or not you need to be a lawyer to be Chief Justice.

There are enough historical accounts of Satur Ocampo’s links with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its terrorist arm the New People’s Army (NPA). A 1989 report on information obtained in the midst of internal strife within the CPP-NPA tagged Ocampo a “propagandist” of the outlawed group…

An internal report of the Communist Party’s annual Politburo meeting last March noted, for example, that “for the first time, in many places, there is a lack of people to hold the guns.”

The report, seized during the capture of NPA propagandist Satur Ocampo in July in Manila, complained that party membership fell by “several thousands” in 1988. “Whole guerrilla fronts have been lost because of the inadequacy of cadre, neglect of the mass base” and military “mistakes,” the report said.

Perhaps it is high time Satur Ocampo be recognised for what he was and what he likely still is. Filipinos should NEVER FORGET what he did.

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.