3ID ramping up lie after lie to justify own war crimes–NPA
The Apolinario Gatmaitan Command-New People’s Army Negros Island Regional Operational Command (AGC-NPA) lambasted on Monday 3rd Infantry Division commander MGen. Marion Sison for his feeble attempts last week to cover up the Philippine Army’s bloody trail on Negros Island.
AGC-NPA spokesperson Ka Maoche Legislador in a statement pointed out that Sison’s claims were made “in obvious despair, after their sustained operations have only resulted to slaughter and irreversible war crimes.”
According to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-Negros in its newspaper’s special report this weekend, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) have committed 485 cases of human rights violations on Negros Island, involving 36,266 victims under the Marcos II regime. Fifty-three of the total cases directly involved more than 200 minors.
“It would be an understatement that their continuing focused military operations are a waste of tax payer’s money, especially because they are constantly targeting innocent civilians and children who have had it with their brutality and deception,” Legislador commented.
“The AFP fails to downplay their crimes ad misericordiam when it is their continued violation of human rights that has seriously impacted the people’s sense of security in the countryside,” he said.
The masses know the whole truth that it is the AFP who are the genuine terrorists committing heinous acts against civilians and the defenseless, the rebel spokesperson added.
Guerrilla fronts intact
Legislador also called the 3rd ID’s declaration of two additional ‘dismantled’ guerrilla fronts on Negros Island as “nothing but hogwash.”
He said that Sison and his gang of butchers and liars are trying in vain to save their tarnished egos and reputation after their counterrevolutionary war unsuccessfully doused the revolutionary spirit of the fighting masses in Negros.
According to Legislador, up to now the five guerrilla fronts remain intact and continue to advance the people’s protracted war in the countryside.
He asserted that the AFP’s basis for ‘dismantled guerrilla fronts’ is based on a “broken rubric of forced surrenderees, fake encounters, murders and massacres, and several other disgusting lies” that cannot be extricated by mere statements.
“The people of Negros know the truth and the NPA will continue to flourish so long as war crimes are perpetrated by state forces in the name of their elite masters,” he said.
“Red fighters, unlike the military and police, strictly adhere to revolutionary justice and international humanitarian law,” Legislador explained. “Revolutionary violence is more necessary now when the ruling system is defended by the likes of Sison who kill the people through hunger or bullets,” he added.
BDP’s real intention
Legislador also criticized the so-called Barangay Development Program (BDP) that is “actually intended to usher in local and foreign businesses destructive to the environment and livelihoods of the poor, such as mining, quarrying, dam projects, and reclamation.”
He added that the BDP lures the people in by pretending to bring social services to the countryside, but in reality these are just to cushion the coercion and intimidation of the people to allow the entry of destructive businesses in their communities.###