Thursday, April 8, 2010


Absolution usually comes after the sinner has repented and subjected himself to the penalties of his wrongdoing. However, here in our country, politicians tend to change that fact. Ironically, the people even bear witnessing such crime unfolding on their very midst. A good example would be the case of convicted plunderer Erap Estrada, who threw just about the little “delicadeza” he has left by running for the same position he once shamefully led. Other than Erap, have we given a thought on the shocking display of allegiances between known Communist disciples- Saturnino Ocampo and Liza Maza with one of the state’s oldest Political Party? Logic dictates that Communism and democracy are two conflicting ideas. They simply do not mix, since the success of one means the eradication of the other. But have we really given that sad truth a thought?

Ocampo, the third time Partylist Representative under BAYAN Muna was the former leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) Southern Tagalog guerilla front. In the 1980s, Ocampo led the Communist underground and is among those that ordered the execution of around ten thousand Communist cadres accused of treason. He was part of the CPP-NPA’s AHOS Committee who acted as the sole tribunal for rebels believed to be in cahoots with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Part of Ocampo’s magnum opus inside the CPP leadership was the purging operation done between 1985 till 1989 that included the Oplan Venereal Disease that turned Inopacan, Leyte into CPP’s very own killing field that summed 67 known deaths. Other than Oplan-VD, Ocampo is among those liable for the deaths under Oplans Zombie in Southern Mindanao and Cadena de Amor in Southern Tagalog.

The establishment of BAYAN Muna (BM) in September 25, 1999, more than a year before the May 2001 Partylist Group election had Ocampo surfacing from the dissident rebel army. Being elected president of the “introduced” people’s rights group (BM), Ocampo first laundered his identity. In fact, the brute NPA leader managed to set up a publicly “revered” image of having been one of the country’s fierce activists; an idea brought about by Ocampo’s participation during the EDSA People Power revolt. The Communist Party actually stage-managed Ocampo’s “rebirth” as an activist and his entry inside Congress through BM’s wins during the 2001 elections. Ocampo was able to turn his rebel years obsolete and immaterial as he cowered behind BM’s so-called calm protests.

Ocampo never denied his allegiance to the Communist Party or even refused CPP-NPA-NDF Chair Jose Maria Sison’s unyielding support to BM and to Ocampo’s political career. Obviously, Ocampo’s silence is his admittance. It serves a good alibi to keep the public in the dark. That is, as BM under Ocampo’s leadership continue to acknowledge Communist support that includes fund exchanges.

April of last year, MAKABAYAN (Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan) was launched as the independent political pool that house Ocampo’s senatorial bid alongside Liza Maza. Authorities have uncovered CPP-NPA documentations revealing the rebel group’s 1 billion peso worth of doled-out fund for Ocampo and Maza’s candidacies to include their fielded PLGs. About 50 million of said chunk of rebel fund was allotted for Ocampo alone, enough to fuel his campaign. Have we heard another denial coming from Ocampo’s camp? Else, Joma Sison and the Communist Party carry on with their sweet exchanges of correspondence and show of support to both MAKABAYAN and Ocampo’s candidacy. It is not very likely that a “fierce activist” like Ocampo would choose to keep silent on such a sensitive issue if he was in fact not guilty.

The silent treatment Ocampo is trying to pull is not working on Sison’s dissatisfied rebel army. The objections coming from Communist cadres led by CPP-NPA’s figure head – Benito Tiamzon against the all-out support of the CPP-NPA to Ocampo’s political career is something that cannot be easily shrugged aside. The cynicism on Ocampo’s intentions in politics not only unsettles authorities but also of the CPP-NPA hierarchy itself. Why on earth would the CPP-NPA risk stability of its leadership for someone like Ocampo if he is of no use to Sison’s ultimate plot of redesigning our sovereignty with Communist dictatorship? Why is Ocampo this “influential” inside the Party? Should we really turn a blind eye on his connections with the CPP-NPA who is by far the potential threat against the very democracy that we have valiantly tried to protect?

Anyone can venture in politics. This is all part of the state exercising the fullest extent of democracy. But is it not also true that it is being used by abusive honchos like Ocampo? The public for now is ignoring the threat of Ocampo’s entry inside the Senate or even to his collusion with the Nacionalista Party to gain electoral support. But surely, who in the later end would be wailing for help and screaming foul when democracy is being played on Ocampo’s hands?

Juan dela Cruz’s ignorance is what sustains Ocampo and the CPP-NPA’s willingness to supersede our liberties with their tyrannical ideology and agnostic belief. We revolted the idea of TRAPOs and opportunist bastards milking criminal immunities out of their “positions”, and their money-making tricks with the taxpayer’s money. But have we really done something for our defense against their concerted abuses? We should put an end to this absurdity. State enemies who are guilty of murder and democratic laws’ perfidy are no way fit to claim a seat inside the Senate. Otherwise, our state government would match state prison. And by then, things might just be a little too late for us all.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Ang buong akala ng kampo ni Senador Manny Villar ay tapat ang kanilang binuong alyansa sa mga kilalang progresibong kandidato na sina Satur Ocampo at Liza Maza. Dahil na rin sa ningning ng binitiwang pangako na 2 milyong command votes para sa Nacionalista Party at ang buong senatorial slate nito ay mistulang na-iukit ang kasunduan sa pagitan ng dalawang grupo.

Ngunit ang nasabing alyansa ay posibleng maglaho dahil na rin sa isang nadiskubreng plano. Lingid sa kaalaman ni Villar ay wala palang balak tuparin ng kampo nila Satur ang pangakong pagbibigay ng 2 milyong boto sa NP dahil tanging ang pangalan nila Ocampo at Maza ang kasalukuyang inuutos na dapat isulat sa balota ng mga senador sa dadating na eleksyon.

Ito ba ang isusukli ng mga militante sa kasunduan nila kay Villar? Ang gawing mistulang talunan ang iba nitong mga kandidato sa pagka-senador? Paano na sina Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Bong Revilla, Pia Cayetano, Bongbong Marcos, Ariel Querubin, Adel Tamano, Gilbert Remulla, Susan “Toots” Ople, Gwendolyn Pimentel at Mon-Mon Mitra na kanilang pina-asa na may makukuhang malaking boto mula sa kanilang hanay? Kung si Marcos lang sana ang hindi iboboto ng mga militante ay maaari pa nating maintindihan ngunit ang paglaglag sa buong senatorial slate ay isang malinaw na kalapastanganan.

Sa posibleng magiging away sa loob NP sa pagkakataong lumabas at matunugan ng ibang kandidato ang ganitong pagtataksil ay sino kaya ang kakampihan ni Villar? Tatayo ba siya sa likod ng iba niyang senatoriables at ipagpipilitan na iutos nila Satur at Maza sa kanilang mga taga-suporta na ang buong miyembro ng kaniyang senatorial slate ay iboto or siya ba ay magsasawalang-kibo na lamang upang hindi maging tagilid ang kaniyang posibleng pagkapanalo sa pagka-pangulo?

Dito natin masisilip kung talagang may prinsipyo si Villar tulad ng kaniyang matagal nang isinasaad sa publiko o baka mas makinang ang kaniyang pangarap na maka-upo sa palasyo tulad ng ating napatunayan ng ito ay makipag-alyado sa mga sinasabing taga-suporta ng komunismo.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Despite the Communist Party of the Philippines’ stubborn posturing that all is well within the movement, a new group has recently severed its ties with the communist group led by its chairman in absentia, Jose Maria Sison. This was admitted by a group that calls itself as the Communalist Proletariat Party-Nationalist Patriotic Army-National Diagraphic Fundamentalist and which uses the same abbreviation as that of Joma’s CPP-NPA-NDF.

In an official statement given to media groups and to emphasize their difference to the bandits who are calling themselves rebels in the country, the general command of the breakaway group has categorically condemned the permit-to-campaign and other relative money-making scheme that are currently being enforced by the New Peoples’ Army in various parts of the country. The group also called this extortion policy as Joma Sison’s commercial instrument which it claims only destroys the good side of the election as it has recognized even the constitutional rights of that of a member of the New Peoples’ Army.

Aside from condemning the PTC of Joma’s cohorts, the general command also made mention of the permit-to-win or PTW – an extortion scheme that the Communist Party of the Philippines feigned not to know about – as a mere criminal act institutionalized by the underground movement to obtain the Party leaders’ own personal interests and to gain additional monetary and material resources as well as control among local residents of a certain area.

Lastly, the breakaway group also tagged the Joma’s forged alliances – made possible by the MAKABAYAN coalition - with local politicians as an attempt to position even corrupt leaders in the government as long as they have obtained the nod of the CPP/NPA/NDF. Further, the new group also labeled the CPP/NPA/NDF as mere “dealers” who intend to deceptively intrude in the country’s governance and therefore should be avoided by all democratic-loving citizens of the Philippines.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Kahit anung paraan ang gawin ng New People’s Army (NPA) sa pagtanggi at pag-iwas sa isyu ng paggamit sa eleksyon upang makalikom ng sangkatutak na pera pangtustos sa kanilang pakikibaka at malamang pati na rin sa matiwasay na buhay ni Jose Ma. Sison sa Netherlands, ang katotohanan pa rin ang mangingibabaw. Hindi maikakaila na mayroon ngang nangyayaring bayaran sa iba’t-ibang panig ng bansa upang maisakatuparan ang pagkapanalo ng mga pulitikong suportado ng mga rebelde. Ngunit may isang grupo na nagpakilalang TERCERISTA ang kumokondena sa laganap na paggamit ng eleksyon bilang isang negosyong pagkakaperahan.

Ang paghihiwalay ng naturang grupo ay nagbigay daan sa bagong kahulugan ng CPP-NPA-NDF bilang Communalist Proletariat Party – Nationalist Patriotic Army – National Diagraphic Fundamentalist. Ipinakita ng TERCERISTA ang kanilang katapangan na talikuran ang lider na si Sison at tuligsahin ang utos nitong magkaroon ng aktibong partisipasyon para sa paparating na halalan. Iginigiit din ng grupo na iba ang kanilang isinusulong kaysa sa ideya ni Sison na kumita ng pera sa pamamagitan ng pakikipag-alyansa sa iba’t-ibang organisasyon at mga pulitiko na kumakandidato. Higit sa lahat, tahasang inihahayag at ipinalalabas ng TERCERISTA ang mga nakikita nilang kabalastugan na nangyayari sa loob ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) upang ito ay maipaalam sa madlang Pilipino.

Malaking isyu na pinag-uusapan ngayon ang tungkol sa Permit-to-Campaign (PTC) at Permit-to-Win (PTW) na ipinapataw ng mga rebeldeng komunista sa mga pulitikong tumatakbo sa kani-kanilang lugar. Tinutulungan nila ang mga sinusuportahan nilang pulitiko gamit ang kanilang mga armas para mapasunod sa kanilang kagustuhan ang mga taong nakatira sa kanilang nasasakupan. Ito lamang ay isa sa mga iginigiit ng mga TERCERISTA patungkol sa CPP. Kung kaya, hindi rin mawari ng TERCERISTA kung bakit idinidiin ng mga rebelde na wala silang kinalaman sa PTC at PTW.

Ang nangyaring pagkakawatak-watak sa CPP ay hudyat lamang na hindi lahat ay umaayon sa mga kasalukuyang nangyayari sa loob ng kanilang partido. Hindi naman talaga kasama sa kanilang ideolohiya ang paggamit sa eleksyon para sa kanilang sariling interes lamang. Ito ay isa lamang pakikialam sa magulong usapin ng pulitika kapalit ng salapi at nagsisilbing taga-bigay ng proteksyon sa ilang mga pulitiko. Kung patuloy na magiging magulo ang ipinaglalaban ng partidong komunista, hindi malayong mangyari na isa-isa nang mawawala ang kanilang mga miyembro. Unti-unting mawawalan ng respeto ang mga miyembro sa mga namumuno dahil na rin sa maling pamamalakad.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Juan dela Cruz Loses Fair Judgment

Are we really expecting for the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to embrace the democratic process that easily? Is their cadre’s entry to mainstream politics a guarantee that they would hold back their attacks against men in uniform and other unarmed targets they have subjected under their extortion schemes, like the private mine firms they admittedly burned-down to ashes for unsuccessful pay-ups? It does not really matter if groups like Bayan Muna and Gabriela continue to hold their peace on their open secret linkages with the Communist Party. The public have had their fair share of political lies; and, Satur Ocampo yelling his innocence on his detested tie-up with the CPP-NPA is no different.

Ocampo has openly accepted Communist contributions for his campaigns through Makabayang Alyansa ng Mamamayan or (MAKABAYAN), an independent political pool that is fielding his senatorial bid. In fact, not later than MAKABAYAN’s formal launch in April of last year, the CPP-NPA has already allotted 1 billion pesos worth of campaign support for MAKABAYAN that included the 50 million shared on Ocampo. If we swallow Ocampo’s hypocrisy claiming that he has no allegiance with the CPP-NPA, why then would he accept the 50M from the renowned enemy of the state? It is common knowledge that no debt goes unpaid in Philippine politics. One way or another, these political donors would have their intentions clear and their favors presented on the table. Just what is it that the Communist Party wants in supporting Ocampo to the senateship when they are naturally against the current political process that included the powers of the Congress and the Senate?

The CPP-NPA has battled forty years to overthrow democracy and install Communist stewardship in the state. Would you really think they would dismiss their efforts that easily and give-up their ideals by embracing the political process they have tagged imperialistic and oppressive? If they have that much faith with peaceful reforms such as the inception of their democratic participation through Communist adherents being elected in government, why else would they continue arming militias in the provinces? If this could be done peacefully, the CPP should have long ditched the New People’s Army (NPA) who would become immaterial as they embrace legit means of airing their grievances. Ocampo on one hand is as guilty of this deceit. Ocampo’s so-called “unlikely” friendship with the CPP-NPA hierarchy, particularly Jose Maria Sison who has been speaking highly of his political career, should have been one good reason for the voters to rule him out in the nearing senatorial elections.

Ocampo is a confidante of the Godless and enslaving Communist –Sison. Try and imagine just what Sison would ask of him as a “return of investment” for the 1 billion pesos that the CPP-NPA had entrusted to his political machinery. Whose interests will Ocampo try to serve? The man that practically funded his dreams and made his senateship possible or Juan dela Cruz of whom he knows nothing about? Besides, common “tao” never rang a bell on Ocampo’s consciousness as he squandered his nine years in Congress without a single law written for the welfare of the marginalized sector he claims to represent. In fact, he helped promulgate 5 bills all natured to tie AFP’s hand in their operations against the NPA. If he was in Congress to serve as Sison’s legitimate alter ego, what else do you expect from him in the Senate?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


There is no question that Bayan Muna Rep. Saturnino Ocampo will reserve his silence regarding the C5 Double insertion. His “no comment” stance is already a done deal after signing a so-called merger with Nacionalista Party in exchange that he be invited on the senatorial slate. Imagine the 2 million command vote of BM and Gabriela being collectively sold to buyers like Sen. Villar. These votes being marketed on Villar’s lap is the same exact reason why Ocampo would not move a muscle against the C5 hullabaloo. Ocampo could not simply bite his client’s head-off.

Rights groups colluding with TRAPOs for the sake of higher office best describes how loose morals pollute politics. What is even more alarming is the part where voters simply do not give a damn on whether flip flops continue to enjoy influence or not. Juan dela Cruzes who buy these political gimmicks are the ones to blame. Even the activists inside BM and Gabriela who all claim they are pushing for the people’s will and fighting against political tyranny are not immune to such thievery of ethics. BM members who let Ocampo vend of their votes to the next best political financier are no better than those vote buying enthusiasts in the province. In fact, they are a shameful emblem among the so-called People’s associations.

What sort of change do we expect from these activists turned politicians? They are no different from the TRAPOs they hated before. Who can now tell whether their protests against the administration was not a matter of playing it smart to help the opposition they now align themselves to? What if those anti-Gloria stances were just a “salvo” in preparation for Villar’s presidency? Bayan Muna keeping their distance on the C5 Double insertion on the basis that they are now under Villar’s payroll proves them as “activists for hire”. They are selling their protests for the right amount of cash or position.

Of course Villar’s Php 500,000 worth of doled-out money to Maza and Ocampo’s candidacies was just the tip of iceberg. Negotiations between these parties could not end at such cheap price. The 2 million command vote of BM and Gabriela supersedes that mediocre “paycheck”. In fact other than being adopted inside NP, the two hopeful activists are also promised of cabinet positions if they fail the senateship while Villar becomes the duly elected president. These post-election positions serve as good leverage that would assure Ocampo and Maza’s positions in mainstream government beyond 2010. Quite frankly, this is what Liberal Party bet- Sen. Mar Roxas declined boasting that his Party could swim across victory solely on Cory’s charm; an insult to the capacity of BM and Gabriela who believe they gather a stronghold of the public’s interests minding their Leftist identity.

Juan dela Cruz is not questioning BM and Gabriela’s no-show with regard to the issue of the C5 Double insertion. Reasons behind this “boycott” are nonetheless obvious as Ocampo and Maza brush shoulders on newspaper headlines. Juan dela Cruz is never that dumb. Soon these flip-flops and TRAPO suck-ups will be dealt with; most certainly, “sa kangkungan din sila pupulutin”.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Forty-three (43) Red leaders arrested in Morong, Rizal last February 06 were also caught in possession of 3 hand grenades, 1 canister of Improvised landmine, 5 IEDs, 37 pieces of explosive sticks and around 2 kilos of Ammonium Nitrate. All (43) claimed to have been subjected to undue arrest and detention as they continue to deny their connection with the CPP-NPA.

KARAPATAN or the Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples’ Rights claimed that the Police arrested health workers and medical practitioners participating on a training sponsored by the Community Medicine Foundation, Inc. (COMMED) and Council for Health and Development (CHD) headed by Dr. Melecia Velmonte who also housed the said training in her farmhouse in Rizal. The secluded “training” facility and the improvised explosives would contradict the group’s claim else it displays a foiled rebel teach-in. What exactly were a bunch of medical staffs doing with improvised explosives and live ammunitions?

Six of the 43 were identified suspects of the San Narciso MPS raid in Quezon last 201600 December of last year. They were known cadres under KOMPROB Quezon namely, Reynaldo T. Macabenta; Mark E. Escartin; Antonio C De Dios; Aldrin S. Garcia; Renz M. Capillo; and Racel R Ontañes alias Aileen “Lira or Mira” Monasterio. During the said raid, the rebels fronted as media professionals that gained them “immunity pass”. Nearly six days after the raid, the same rebel group burned down school buildings inside Doongan High School in Catanauan, Quezon that grossed to over 3.5 million pesos worth of damages.

So whose rights are facing conflict with the law? KARAPATAN is obviously engaging exclusively on arrests of identified NPA personalities other than unsuspecting civilians. In fact, KARAPATAN’s involvements in pursuing the release of these personalities prove them part of the Communist Party, as the case of their formerly claimed student activist Kemberly “Kimay” de Luna. Kimay who died during the encounter against the elements of the 8th IB in Brgy Concepcion, Valencia City, Bukidnon was among those previously supported by KARAPATAN. In fact, before the NPA admitted Kimay’s membership in the armed militia, KARAPATAN claimed the young girl was an “innocent” student leader illegally detained in a military camp somewhere in Bukidnon. That is, to their dismay blew up as a controversial case of activist turned full-pledge Red cadre.

Not long from now, these 43 supposed “health workers” would shed their true skin.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The line-up of Nacionalista Party (NP) is said to be closing their eyes and ears on the Senate’s call to censure NP bet Sen. Manuel Villar over his hand in the C5 Double insertion controversy. These 2010 hopefuls, who are early Villar suck-ups, that include Communist supportive senatoriables like Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza are obviously boycotting the Senate inquest in exchange of continued political favors. The well-financed NP and its “able” machinery that could boost the campaigns of Maza and Ocampo are too valuable that the graft case on Villar is deemed irrelevant.

This is the same mantra of Villar’s minions in the Senate that include Senators Allan Cayetano, Edgardo Angara, Joker Arroyo and Lito Lapid. All five of said senators made a no-show stint last Janury 19th as the Senate opened its quorum on the inquest regarding the C5 funds. Sadly, this is how Villar’s charm reigns among its co-senators. Villar is apparently already enjoying immunity even before getting duly elected. The supposed demigod image of Villar is the very reason why Ocampo and Maza gambled their “names” under his picket despite the sounding disfavor of the public. Absolution in the Philippine politics is made possible by “money”, influence and “charm”; Villar is enjoying this fairly early.

Ocampo and Maza claimed to have been on the streets for the pursuit of people’s interest. They were there during the EDSA Uno revolt that seated former Pres. Cory Aquino in the promise that reform and change of leadership would resolve the sickening extent of political exploitation. But it is no secret that EDSA I remained ineffective, otherwise EDSA Dos and Tres would not have taken place. Something definitely went wrong despite people’s eagerness for reform. And surely, it is because people like Maza and Ocampo continue to exist. Both of them ride on different issues from TRAPO to the next but easily reconciles with those claimed grafters in exchange for favors.

The 2010 elections will serve as the breaking point politics wise. This will bring a new Communist breed inside the state government spearheaded by Maza or Ocampo who have already transformed themselves as TRAPO lapdogs. Quite frankly, their “rights groups” would now swear to protect the best interests of Villar and Nacionalista’s, turning them altogether into “Villar’s rights groups. Inevitably, Bayan Muna (BM) will transform to “Villar Muna”. This newly-formed “VM” would gladly help in sidetracking the investigations on NP’s presidential bet. In time, there will surely be a VM-led picket protests pressuring the government to junk the C5 controversy.

It is disturbing how politics is “fashioned” to fit the interest of every hopeful here in the country; like how TRAPOs laundry their names clean and prey on the vulnerable public. In this array, Maza and Ocampo are the best lab rats and satisfy their long quench for much power. Both of them are a disgrace to the victors of Edsa revolts.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Walang pinagkaiba ang kamatayan ni Kemberly “Kimay” Jul Luna sa porsyento ng mga kabataan na nilulumpo ng nakakahibang na druga o di kaya’y walang kabuluhang hazing. Kung iisipin mas kahindik-hindik pa. Buhay ng isang promising youth ang nalagas para sa pulang bandila na hinaharian ni Jose Maria Sison. Nakikibaka ang tulad niyang mga kabataan hindi para sa demokrasya, kung hindi para palitan ito ng Komunistang diktadorya kung saan maghahari lang ang iilan. Ang nakakalungkot pa, isa si Kimay sa mga kabataang nabulag sa kapangyarihan ng armas.

Ang bulok na pananaw ng kaliwa ang tanging dahilan ng pagkamatay ng promising youth na si Kimay. Walang dapat ipagbunyi sa nasayang na buhay ng dalaga. Naaatim ng NPA na mag-recruit ng menor de edad o di kaya’y kabataan sa kanilang grupo habang patabaing-baboy ang mga lider nito sa labas ng bansa tulad nina Sison. Ang taong nagpasimuno sa Komunistang pagkilos, nagsasaya sa immunity nito sa labas ng bansa.
Anong ehemplo ang naisabuhay ni Ka Kimay? Rebeldeng tinalikuran ng taong pinaglalaban niya? Ang maging isa sa mga armadong nanloloob sa mga kawawang sibilyan kapalit ng bigas o pera? Ano ang ikinaiba ng buhay ni Kimay sa mga pusakal na nagtatago sa bundok, may armas at pumapatay. Anong demokrasya ba ang pinaglaban niya?

Kung nailagay sana sa tama ang husay ni Kimay hindi lang kapiranggot na mensahe sa dyaryo ang naging deskripsiyon ng buhay niya. Ito ang ehemplo ng exploytasyon sa NPA. Sa ganitong paraan nakakalikom ang NPA ng mga kabataang gagamitin nitong buhay na bulletvest sa mga bakbakan. Sa kasamaang palad nag-eendorso pa ang NPA na pamarisan ng iba pang kabataan si Kimay. Ang mamatay sa madugong pakikidigma para sa kapakanan ng ibang nakahilata ay hindi kailanman magiging tama.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Ayon sa pambansang bayani na si Jose Rizal, ang kabataan ay pag-asa ng bayan. Ang mga katagang ito ay nagsisilbing inspirasyon sa karamihan lalo na sa mga kabataan dahil tumatatak sa kanilang isipan na sila ang magsisilbing gabay upang magkaroon ng malawakang pagbabago sa pamamalakad sa bansa. Kung kaya, malimit na nakikita ang mga kabataan at estudayante na nagtitipon-tipon sa kalsada upang marinig ng gobyerno ang mga hinaing nila sa isyung kinahaharap ng bansa ngayon. Ngunit alam ba nila talaga kung ano ang kanilang pinaglalaban? O nauto na lamang sila ng mga tao o grupong sadyang sumasalungat sa gobyerno?

Ang pagkamatay ni Kemberly “Kimay” Jul Luna na isa sa mga kabaatang miyembro ng New People’s Army (NPA) ay binigyang parangal ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) dahil sa kanyang pakikibaka sa murang edad. Bago pa man masali sa NPA, si Kimay ay kabilang sa “iskolar ng bayan” at nag-aaral sa Mindano State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). Ngunit nasayang ang ibinigay sa kanyang pagkakataon na makatapos sana ng pag-aaral dahil sa kanyang pagtalikod sa pag-aaral at pag-anib sa Partidong Komunista. Marahil, sa tamis ng pananalita at mga huwad na pangako ng mga taong nagrekruta ay nabulag si Kimay sa ideolohiya ng partido kung kaya hindi na niya kinailangan ang edukasyon.

Ang pangyayaring ito ay lubusang inabuso ng CPP dahil nagbigay daan ito upang makahikayat ng mga kabataan na umanib sa kanilang samahan. Ang pagkawala ni Kimay ay walang nagawang mabuti sa kanyang sarili at pamilya niya mismo. Ang NPA lamang ang nakinabang sa pagkamatay ni Kimay dahil ginamit nila ito bilang isang propaganda upang madagdagan ang kanilang puwersa sa pamamagitan ng paghihikayat sa iba pang kabataan para umanib sa kanilang kilusan.

Tama ba ang isinusulong na ideya ng CPP at NPA? Inaatasan nila ang mga kabataan, estudyante at propesyunal na sumali sa kanila upang mabigyan ng hustisya ang nangyari kay Kimay. Humihina na nga ba ang kanilang puwersa kung kaya ginagamit pa nila ang kamatayan ni Kimay para sa kanilang pansariling interes? Wala naman sanang masama sa kanilang pinaglalaban ngunit patuloy naman ang kanilang armadong pakikibaka na nagdudulot ng kapahamakan hindi lamang sa buhay ng mga rebelde at sundalo kundi pati na rin sa mga inosenteng mamamayan nakapaligid sa kanila. Ito ba talaga ang gusto nating kahinatnan ng mga kabataang pag-asa ng ating bayan?

Monday, January 25, 2010


This much was proven by the death of a young beauteous 21 year old student from Mindanao State University (MSU) called Kemberly Jul Luna or Kimay to her closest friends on that fateful day of December 15, 2009 in Barangay Concepcion in Valencia City, Bukidnon. No one apparently forewarned her of such danger when she was enticed to turn her back on her family and her future by going AWOL from her classes and thereafter joined the local New People’s Army (NPA) in Bukidnon. Just like any idealistic youngster, Kimay was lured by the rebels to supposedly serve the poor but failed to tell her that she would have to yield a gun and clash with much battle-experienced soldiers.

The recent death of a very young student only proves the debauchery behind the ideology espoused by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) since they quite literally snuffed Kimay’s future from her hands and even cruelly left her dead body to rot deep in the forest where the encounter took place. They led her to believe that what she was doing was for the people and after taking advantage of her idealism, her so-called comrades only left her to rot, not even minding to return her body to her family to be grieved upon. Is this how NPA rebels repay her “sacrifice”?

Even former NPA members have confirmed that the only way out for most of those who were persuaded to join the movement is through a bloody bullet, such as that experienced by Kimay and which most of their young members will most positively and eventually face in countryside battlefields. Even renowned columnist Herman Tiu Laurel of The Daily Tribune has questioned the validity of the CPP dogma and has condemned how the movement has caused a long line of fallen young warriors during its 50 years of failed existence. According to Laurel, “is this still the right way to fight for national liberation?” A good question that we - whether you have a high school or college son/daughter or not - should ponder lest our children also fall prey to the slick tongue and charms of the NPA rebels who usually hound schools and universities to specifically seek out able-bodied, bright and highly idealistic students.

No words of honor to Kimay from the CPP or even from militant organizations under which she previously belonged will make a difference to her parents who are now grieving the death of their daughter. Sadly, they never realized that the very place they thought their child would be safe and educated has now been infiltrated by unscrupulous rebels pretending to be protectors of the people.

Friday, January 15, 2010

COMMUNIST TRUCED ON MARCOSES “Victims of Martial Law Trivial During Elections”

Who says one cannot be defeated before the 2010 election is over? Try to look at how Bayan Muna Rep. Saturnino Ocampo bends in the likes of presidentiable Sen. Manuel Villar for the sake that he gets the Nacionalista Party cut. Other than subjecting himself to Traditional Politicians (TRAPOs) like Villar, he now an “ass-wipe” for former enemies likes the son of former dictator- Ilocos Norte Rep. Bongbong Marcos. All three are making an unlikely friendship for the sake that their merged support blocs gets them in higher positions? Even before the elections, Ocampo has already admitted defeat. Defeat in terms of his very own principle which he is trying to recycle for the public to buy. What good is a hopeful politician when he is nothing but a downright serving his interest among everything else?

By 2010, what could be expected of these three? What would a divided picket do for reform or progress? After they get elected in office, what else would we look forward to than riddling back-stabbing? Or better yet, we could pay interest on Ocampo making a public apology for his allegiance to a corrupt “president to-be”; as if the admittance made it worth his fancied clemency. But are we not tired of hearing political excuses? The “I am sorry” of Gloria was rudely swallowed by Juan dela Cruz, why would Ocampo think his would be taken differently? Is it because his activist’s storyline would make a good cover-up?

Ocampo, who was a former NPA commander and had served long in the Communist Party’s kangaroo court, is also the same person who asks us to run down the city streets and make a picket. He had urged people to protest against people like Villar, to whom he now serve like some deity. If he had called it quits on the fight against abusive politicians who continue to benefit on public ignorance, then what else is true in the political platform he is trying to make us gulp? To which, who or what is his loyalty and service offered for?

It is an open secret that the Communist Party has dole-out millions for his senatorial campaigns. In fact, his political Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan or MAKABAYAN has accepted 50 million worth of fund machinery from the CPP hierarchy. Around 1 billion of CPP-NPA “red money” was given away for his candidacy. Is this not a cause for alarm? Why would the Communist Party support some political hopeful? Is it because Ocampo already swore commitment in the plot to eradicate the instituted democracy and have Jose Maria Sison as a shadow decision-maker behind his senate seat?

Ocampo is serving both a Communist tyrant (Sison) and power- greedy TRAPOs like Villar and Bongbong. One considers this as Ocampo’s act of desperation. He had worn-out his welcome in Kamara, politically speaking, as he was seated for three consecutive terms already. Aiming for a higher post such as the senate is the only trick Ocampo has in his pocket, all TRAPOs do, no matter how they try to deny being one and tries to laundry their names. They wanted the votes that do not fit their character. This is how politicians steal our rights. This is how Ocampo tries to win.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Pressured by the nearing elections Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo softens on Ilocos Norte Rep. Bongbong Marcos. Most sees that unlikely “friendship” as a show of “courtesy” to Nacionalista Party “presidentiable” and current “financier” of both Bongbong and Ocampo.

By the time Villar announced the Marcoses’ entry in NP, his guest candidates composing senatorial activists like Ocampo and Gabriela Representative Liza Maza both pledged to quit their ties with Villar and stay afloat inside MAKABAYAN or their newly-installed political pool Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan. The two were said to dancing the “cha-cha” with Villar, pressuring to choose them over Bongbong.

Seriously, Maza and Ocampo who are both lacking campaign profitability could not survive without a push from political magnates such as NP. Besides, all known presidential bets for next year were all part of Bayan Muna or Gabriela’s watchlist. It was simply a matter of choosing the lesser evil; as they are to choose between their ousted Pres. Joseph Estrada or else mingle with their so-called CARP abusers that is nevertheless headed by Sen. Benigno “Noy-noy” Aquino. Other than, putting a blind eye on Villar’s C5 Controversy, what else could be easier done to get the right amount of political support?

NP, which opened its doors to a variety of interesting candidates that are either Communist-inclined, former dictators or else band of mutineers, is the only fitting political dumpster for desperate Ocampo and Maza to park their candidacies. Villar, who seem to be chasing the odds with his quite troubling “senate slate”, knows of Ocampo and Maza’s squat alternatives. Villar, not giving-in on the two’s (Ocampo and Maza) tantrum proves that he is a better TRAPO. It is quite obvious that Ocampo and Maza needed Villar more. Thus, it is but fitting that they abide by what NP and Villar wants; even if this means swallowing their pride and have the public criticize them over befriending the Marcoses.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

NPA strikes Quezon twice

In keeping with the Yuletide celebrations, the government and the rebels declared a ceasefire from December 24-26, 2009 and from December 31, 2009 to January 1, 2010. Despite the said truce, the province of Quezon once again drew public attention when a band of Communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels heartlessly burned eight classrooms in Doongan National High School on the early dawn of December 26 turning to ashes an estimated 3.5 Million worth of properties. The rebels even hoisted an inverted Philippine flag at the school’s flagpole before leaving the area haughtily showing their disgrace for our democratic system.

Prior to the above incident, a band of NPA rebels raided a police station in San Narciso town, Quezon, and carted away five(5) M-16 rifles, four(4) shotguns, four(4) 9-millimeter pistols, a .38-caliber Revolver, ammunition, as well as the wallets of those in the station. Visibly, the rebels are again at it on showing-off power to intimidate the locals of Quezon, the NPA’s usual way of garnering votes for the nearing elections. As the Communists consider the democratic ways such as the elections, they do not abandon the armed way of “fighting for democracy” thus, the continuous conduct of ruthless acts like the ones in Quezon.

Aren’t we tired of hearing stories of political warlords like the Ampatuans who made use of private armed groups in driving the people to follow their demands or those who forced their way to victory like Rep. Satur Ocampo who used the NPA to induce fear in the people and manipulate their votes?

Furthermore, the Communist Party of the Philippines is at the height of celebrating its 41st founding anniversary when this incident took place. What do these rebels expect the Filipino people to think after torching a school just to celebrate its founding day? No casualties were reported and only the burnt building is the evidence of the rebels’ cold-blooded atrocity. Indeed, schools can be rebuilt; incidents like this will fade when another Headline story comes out; but what do we do about the trauma the school children of Doongan National High School will face after this? What do we do about the mere deprivation for learning and the act’s subliminal message of promoting illiteracy? And what do we do about the rebels and all those who are incessantly abusing the helpless people for their own gain? Until these all-powerful acting rebels are fully extinguished, it is certain that more and more lives and dreams of innocent civilians will be put to ashes. The NPA claims that they are an organization for establishing the people's democratic government. Clearly, this is not the democracy we need.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Muli nating napatunayan na isang magaling na artista lamang itong si Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo dahil ito ay nagpaka-plastic sa mismong Christmas party na idinaraos sa compound ng Nacionalista Party ni Senador Manny Villar. Dati-rati ay parati nating nakikitang nanggagalaiti itong si Satur upang itanggi sa publiko ang kahit ano mang ugnayan niya kay Bongbong Marcos ngunit sa nasabing pagdiriwang ay bigla itong kumabig at nakipag-kamay sa nasabing personalidad. Ano ang motibo sa likod ng kaniyang biglang pagkabig?

Sa tulad nating mga botante, isa lamang ang mensahe nito. Ito ay ang patunay na tulad ng mga pulitikong binabatikos ni Satur Ocampo ay siya rin pala ay isang sertipikadong TRAPO na may kakayahang talikuran ang prinsipyo para lamang makakuha ng pogi points sa publiko at media at upang matiyak ang kaniyang pagkapanalo sa dadating na eleksyon sa 2010. Kung dati ay madalas natin naririnig ang boses ni Satur na kaliwa’t kanan na nagsasambit ng batikos laban sa kung sino man ang kaniyang gustong siraan, ngayon ay madalas na natin itong nakikitang naka-ngiting aso.

Nakakaawa na madali niyang nalinlang ang kaniyang mga taga-suporta na mga NPA na hanggang ngayon ay patuloy na lumilikom ng pera para sa kaniyang kandidatura. Lingid sa kanilang kaalaman ay na nabenta na pala ni Satur ang kaniyang prinsipyo at ngayon ay gahamang nag-aambisyon na lamang ng mataas na pwesto para sa sarili lamang niyang kapakanan. Kumpletong-kumpleto na talaga ang ginagawang pagbabalat kayo ni Satur Ocampo bilang “sugo” ng mga NPA sa pagpasok sa pulitika ng ating bansa ngunit sa katunayan ay ginagagamit lamang niya ang mga ito upang palawakin ang kaniya tsansa sa 2010 at upang makalikom ng pinansyal na resources.

Tulad ng isang TRAPO, makikita natin ang kagalingan ni Satur sa pagpapabango ng kaniyang pangalan at ang pakikipag-alyansa nito maski sa mga grupong may salunggat na paninindigan kesa sa kaniya at sa grupo na sumusuporta sa kaniya. Napag-alaman na ang pag-alis ni Satur at Liza Maza sa senatorial slate ni Senador Villar pagkatapos ipasok si Marcos ay isang stratehiya lamang upang ipamukha ng dalawa ang mawawalang boto sa Nacionalista Party presidentiable sakali sila ay tuluyang ilaglag.

Dapat palakpakan si Satur Ocampo at Liza Maza sa kanilang magaling na pagbabalat-kayo at panlilinlang na ginagawa sa publiko at pati na rin sa mga NPA na parang mga puppet na sumusunod sa kanilang layaw. Kailan kaya sila magigising sa katotohanan?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Mukhang nagiging masyadong malupit na ang mga miyembro ng New People’s Army (NPA) dahil ultimo media practitioners ay ginagamit na nila upang makapag-hasik ng lagim sa kanilang nasasakupan. Noong nakaraang Disyembre 20, 2009 ay sumalakay ang 25 rebelde sa isang istasyon ng pulis sa San Narciso sa probinsya ng Quezon kung saan ang limang babaeng kasama ng grupo ay nagpanggap bilang taga-media at ang ilang kasamang mga lalaki naman nagpanggap na miyembro ng militar. Dahil sa kanilang magaling na pagbabalatkayo, napaniwala nila ang mga pulis kung kaya madaling nakapasok sa loob ng istasyon at walang balakid na naisakatuparang kunin ang mga armas, bala, laptop, cellphone, uniporme at malaking halaga ng pera.

Sa pangyayaring ito, marapat na batikusin ng mga taong bayan lalo na ng mga taga-media ang ginawang pag-atake ng mga miyembro ng NPA. Wala man dugong dumanak sa nasabing insidente, ito ay maituturing na isang kawalang-galang lalo na sa mga miyembro ng media. Marapat na batikusin at ikondena ng mga media practioners ang ginawa ng mga NPA dahil nabahiran ang kanilang propesyon. May posibilidad na hindi na papaniwalaan ng taong bayan ang mga taga-media dahil nawalan ng kredibilidad ang mga ito sa ginawang pagpapanggap at panlilinlang ng mga rebelde. Samakatuwid, maaring paghinalaan ang ibang mamamahayag na patuloy na naninira at bumabatikos sa kasalukuyang administrasyon na sila ay kasabwat o miyembro ng NPA.

Ang mga rebeldeng NPA ay malinaw na nagkasala sa batas dahil malinaw na pagnanakaw lamang ang motibo ng kanilang ginawa. Maituturing na isang krimen ang kanilang ginawa dahil sa pagkuha ng hindi nila pag-aari. Ang mga rebeldeng umatake ay naging gahaman sa pera at sakim sa kapangyarihan dahil ultimo mga kagamitan ng mga pulis ay kanilang kinuka.

Isang malaking sampal sa mga taga-media ang nangyari sapagkat ang mga rebelde ay laging humihingi ng tulong lalo na kung may gusto silang ihayag patungkol sa gobyerno. Ito ba ang isususkli ng mga NPA sa mga media na handang tumulong sa kanila sa anumang oras? Papaano maririnig ang mga diumano’y hinaing ng mga rebelde kung tuluyang wawakasan ng media ang kanilang pakikipag-ugnayan sa isa’t-isa?

Samakatuwid, pinalalabas lamang ng mga pangyayari na hindi karapat-dapat pagkatiwalaan ang mga rebeldeng NPA dahil ultimo mga taong nakikipag-tulungan sa kanila upang marinig ng samabayanan ang kanilang hinaing ay kanilang kinakatalo. Kung kaya nila itong gawin sa industriya ng media, malaki rin ang posibilidad na magagawa nilang talikuran at ilaglag ang taong bayan dahil sa ningning ng pera at kapangyarihan.

Monday, January 4, 2010


It is highly unlikely for Bayan Muna’s Satur Ocampo to snoop on the recent Maguindanao bloodbath like he was some saint. The former Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) leader (Ocampo) is making a mock on the bewailing public. Has he completely lost his “delicadeza”, particularly on around sixty-nine (69) unearthed corpses in Inopacan, Leyte which was attested as his doing way back in 1985? Does he honestly think that the victims of the mass grave dug out on the isolated woodland in Leyte have thrown-out their enmity towards his masked Communist despotism?

The Ampatuan leadership in Maguindanao, which witnesses speak-of as tyrannical and obtrusive, is a mirror-image of Ocampo’s headship of the NPA-threatened areas in Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas. The purging or cleansing operations of the CPP-NPA in the early 1980’s that involve massacres of erring comrades and government supportive locals and agents are just as disgusting as the rotten cadavers dug-up in Maguindanao. Oplan Veneral Disease or Oplan VD of the CPP-NPA is one horrifying example of which.

The said Left-initiated mass execution that included mutilation of victims’ genitals and prolonged tortures were ordered by the members of the AHOS Committee headed by Jose Maria Sison and his alter-ego, Satur Ocampo. Like the Ampatuan, who presumably decapitated their political rivals topped by Mayor Ishmael Mangudadatu to put off sole control in the province, Ocampo was among the Communist leaders who wanted to preserve their clout in Eastern Visayas by virtue of constant fear. Oplan VD was a testimonial of fear. It catapulted NPA’s vast intimidation among innocent and helpless civilians who they continue to “milk” for money and recruits.

Sison’s continued support and boast of Ocampo’s feat in Bayan Muna that included the CPP-NPA’s open-support to the latter’s senatorial candidacy this 2010 proves how the Reds’ “esteemed” Ocampo’s allegiance to the Communist leadership. This shows how the NPA or the armed bandits of Sison help in the push for Ocampo’s political ambition. Like the paid-private armed groups that shielded and “guaranteed” the Ampatuan’s’ influence in Maguindanao, the NPA has constantly cared for Ocampo’s sake. The 1 billion pesos generated by the NPA to help fund the campaign of Ocampo and other militant candidates and Party List Groups (PLGs) sealed this so-called dodgy “friendship”. More or less, the NPAs who opposed the “serve Ocampo drive” are rather held at gun point or else at paid service. Benito Tiamzon, CPP-NPA’s “figure head”, is among those who are dragged along Ocampo’s candidacy can speak well of how manipulative the BM solon is inside the Party and now among his “minions” in Kamara.

Without the armed groups that Ampatuan used to pressure his rivals, he would not be this frightful political figure. On the other hand, without the NPA that sustained Ocampo’s political plight, he would have remained insignificant. BM would not have the right machinery to boost their group and the likes of Ocampo. Thus, Ocampo and the Ampatuans are no different; the Maguindanao and Inopacan massacres aver it. Thus, a red-handed criminal incriminating another felon is more or less a masquerading hypocrite that thinks the public is naïve enough to believe him.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


What is the real reason behind Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo’s and Gabriela Representative Liza Maza’s, both senatorial wannabes, decision to publicly break their alliance with the Nacionalista Party and run independently in the upcoming elections? The two have earlier been reported to be part of the senatorial slate of NP standard-bearer Sen. Manny Villar as guest candidates but later withdrew their names from the line-up when NP formed an alliance with the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) of Ilocos Norte Representative Bongbong Marcos. Was the split then real or a mere fabrication meant to achieve a higher purpose for both parties involved?

Apparently, for the progressive solons, principle had little to do with the matter. Just like any regular TRAPO, both Satur and Liza only wanted to secure their image any possible way that they can. Expectedly, survivors of the grim martial law regime will definitely frown upon any form of alliance between Satur Ocampo, a survivor of political repression during President Ferdinand Marcos’s reign and his son who is now aspiring for a senatorial seat. This would most definitely put the image of Satur and Liza in a bad light and could even cost them the senatorial race.

Meanwhile, an unimpeachable source within the Makabayan political coalition revealed that the November 24 announcement was only a ruse as there is still an existing alliance between the two solons and Villar. Ocampo himself inadvertently admitted this when he confirmed that they are still engaging Villar in platform-based dialogues and commitments. Even Villar admitted as much when he averred that they are still ironing out differences but both Ocampo and Maza will remain part of his slate. Such a development is an ordinary scene in our political environment particularly among TRAPOs. However, the involvement of progressive solons in the equation only brings home the cruel point that even so-called principled personalities like Satur and Liza could and would most definitely succumb to the pull of power. Sadly, gone are their ideologies. It was also discovered that their alliance with Villar could never be severed as the presidentiable has already agreed to the two million votes promised by Satur in exchange for the five post-elective cabinet positions asked for by the militant lawmaker and has even provided financial support for the Hacienda Luisita rally initiated by Satur Ocampo last November 16 in Tarlac City.