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 na├»ve 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.