Government slams CPP’s move to end truce

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The government peace panel said no less than Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Teresita Deles issued a statement last Dec. 20 “affirming the extended ceasefire declaration.” INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government peace panel negotiating with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has expressed disappointment over the decision of communist rebels to cut short the ceasefire they earlier declared with state security forces.

In a statement, the panel said it was “unfortunate” that the CPP seemed more “interested in looking for excuses to resume violence than it was to seek peace.”

It branded as “false claim” the communist insurgents’ explanation that they decided to call off the truce with the government after the Aquino administration supposedly failed to act on CPP’s offer to extend the ceasefire until Jan. 15.

The panel said no less than Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Teresita Deles issued a statement last Dec. 20 “affirming the extended ceasefire declaration.”

It added that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police also affirmed the extension of the truce with the CPP-led New People’s Army (NPA).

“This is a false claim as shown by the explicit provision of the press communique issued by the Norwegian facilitator, the statement of Secretary Deles … and the procedural processes undertaken by the security forces,” the government peace panel said.

It added: “The said announcement was in keeping with the official communication of the (Philippine government) to the Norwegian facilitator sent during the holiday break that reiterated our assurances of the announcement of the extension of the Somo (suspension of military operations) and Sopo (suspension of police operations)…”

The panel also assailed the CPP’s “excuse” that it decided to end the truce so as not to put the NPA rebels “in an unduly disadvantaged position,” noting that the government security forces did not conduct any offensive actions against communist insurgents since the government declared a ceasefire.

It said this was “a clear manifestation of our commitment to honor the ceasefire agreement.”

Despite the CPP’s decision to terminate the truce, the panel said the Aquino administration would still honor the ceasefire agreement it had with the National Democratic Front, the CPP’s political arm, from Dec. 20, 2012, until Jan. 15.

“Our security forces will maintain its unilateral declaration of Somo and Sopo, despite the CPP’s termination, and will stand ready to defend and protect our people,” the panel stressed.

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  • $53950194

    Diyos ko naman Ito si Aleng Teresita Deles!!!  Bakit kayo na di-disappoint?  Diba mga rebelde yan?  DI ba mga Traidor yan sa bayan?  Pa’no magiging honest ang mga yan!  Dapat nyong gawin sabihin mo sa kanila THAT will be the last one and NO MORE future ceasefire between the Government & these feckin rebels!!!  Kanino kayang gobyerno o sino kayang Presidente ng Pilipinas ang lalaban ng todo dito sa mga hinayupak na mga rebeldeng ito.

  • $53950194

    Sana naman sa mga Kababayan nating miyembro ng CPP, NPA, NDF, MILF at MNLF at ano pang nakapangalan na mga Rebelde dyan, sana po ay magising na kayo at huwag na kayong magpapagamit sa kani-kaninong mga lider dyan.  DI naman talaga kayo nakikipaglaban sa mga inyong pinalalaban.  Yung mga kumander nyo inuutusan nalang kayong mangolekta ng TONG, Manghold-ap, pumatay sa mga walang kalaban-laban etc.

    Kung kayo nga ang taga bantay ng ating mamamayan bakit di nyo tirahin ang mga Drug Lords na mga yan, Kidnappers at holdapers(ay sorry po kayo pala yan) at mga rapist at mga pusakal (kayo din po yan?) para naman kayo ang Zorro ng ating mga mamamayan!

    • Reign

       gaya ng ginawa ng AFP na pagmasaker sa pamilyang CAPION para protektahan ang Xstrata-SMI mines? Ironically speaking kayo rin ang numero unong recruiter ng mga ito. nakaluungkot lang.

  • Garo Ungaro

    The main reason why CCP and groups wants wants to cut short the ceasefire truce, is that they want to resume their extortions and harassments games their playing with businesses and the citizens… They lost big, if they stayed longer with the deal…now, back to normal activities..just justification of their crime against the citizen…There’s no more way, to justified their cause…but to intimidate and force the poor/businesses to pay them illegal taxes for their own survival…It’s time to put down their struggle and join the changing society…or your just a bunch of bandits…in the eyes of the majority….

  • wawa2172

    Rebel plays it hard for the government the reason their art of going to war includes treacherous acts. Accusation of human rights is hurled against the military when government forces is able to capture their comrades or supporters. Disappearance of its member is also accused against the men in uniform though they were the one who committed of eliminating or purging their ranks. With regards to the termination of ceasefire, the CPP-NPA  have no choise but to terminate it earlier than as agreed. It all about money as they are losing big bucks financially with nothing to extort from the citizen if they stay idle.Although some of this rebels are farmers who became tired of the living condition in the field, most of CPP-NPA members are school dropouts whose blaming the government of their misery. Karamihan ayaw nang mag aral and find solace in joining the rebels. Somehow may kasalanan rin naman ang gobyerno at simbahan. Napabayan na lumobo ang populasyon nang mahihirap with an average of 2M additional citizens every year and were almost 92M na. With llimited jobs, foods and shelter mahirap talagang mabuhay sa panahong ito. Instead of deceloping the skills of its citizens for work, the government has been producing degree holders whose skills are mismatched with what the industry needs. Ang gulo sa Pinas ay parang traffic sa EDSA na hangang ngayon ay di ma solosyunan nang gobyerno. 

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    Ano pa ba ipinaglalaban ng mga extortionist na yan? Stop glorifying them…. oras na para lipulin lahat yan…..it’s been too long. The Edsa people power revolt happened without their participation. They are no different from thieves, arsonists and other criminals….why even talk to them?

  • lens335

    Norwegian Government Please stop supporting this communist people., Deport them or JAIL them  they extort and kill innocent people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZLZF3S4KAAM7FT2FOFQBQUHEMM Lahi

    Dapat nang lipulin ang mga salot na ito sa lipunan, ito ang mga makabagong traydor sa mga tunay na Pilipino!

  • Mamang Pulis

    dito kayo mag gun control

    sa mga kalaban ng gobyerno

  • catalansbarce

    Bilang na ang mga araw nila. Nagising na rin ang sambayanang Filipino sa
    baluktot nilang ideology.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    There is something that bothered me,”What is a role of Norwegian facilitator there?” Why a Norwegian? Kung naaalala ko pa 6 months ago na ata,di ba nagpautang tayo ng 1Billion dollars through IMF at dumaan sa Norway?…..Hmmm!

    • Mamang Pulis

      iniisip mo –baka nag pamahagi na naman ng peace token si pnoy tulad sa milf.

  • ApoLapullapu

    The government must create more livelihood and employment opportunities to eliminate the recruitment base of the CPP-NPA.  that’s the only way to end this insurgency.  It’s always the Law of Cause and Effect.  Remove the cause and  the effect disappears.

    • Ronilo Yap

      May nalalaman ka pang cause and effect. Nandyan ang tesda, 6 na buwan puede na silang maging de kalibreng skilled worker. Ang tatamad lang ng mga yan. Nakatikim lang ng easy money (from exortion, revolutionary tax, ekek) ayon ayaw nang mag hanap ng trabaho para mabuhay. Huwag lahat sa gobyerno i asa. Pati ba naman isusubo nila sa gobyerno pa rin. Yong pamamalagi nila sa bundok kung nagtanim pa sila ng mais, kamote baka may mababa pa silang produkto. Wala eh.

      Puno nga dumadaan pa 7-10 para mamunga, sila ano ginagawa? wala!. Pano sila maging productive kung walang ginagawa sa buhay? Puro ngaw ngaw basyo naman. May nalalamang pang putulin ang truce. Bakit gobyerno ba ang terrorista? klarong BLACK AND WHITE na to. Ayaw nila dahil nauubusan na sila ng supply. Kaya gusto na naman manunog ng bus.

      • ApoLapullapu

        Marami diyang hindi nakakaalam tungkol sa TESDA. Kailangang tumulong ang mga LGU upang mapakinabang ng mga pobre ang mga program ng gobyerno bago pa man sila malapitan ng CPP/NPA.  Kaso pinabayaan na ang CMO lang ng Army ang gumagawa ng information campaign. Dinududahan pa sila ng mga taga bundok dahil sundalo.

  • To_Be_Continued

    Kilusang Kumunismo Ibagsak !
    JOMA-Jalandoni Diktador, Tuta!  (Ng Tsina) !
    Diktaduria ng Central Komitee — Tutulan at Ibunyag !
    Pandarahas at Extortion ng NPA — Lalabanan !
    Sandatahang Lakas ng Bayan Ating Susuportahan !

    • Reign

      suportahan natin gaya ng ginawa ng AFP na pagmasaker sa pamilyang CAPION para protektahan ang Xstrata-SMI mines? Ironically speaking kayo rin ang numero unong recruiter ng mga ito. nakaluungkot lang.

      • Hendot2012

        Ihabla mo! Dami mo alam wala ka naman ebidensya!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    NPA mga tulisan ng bayan..Casinong Komunista espiya ng Tsina…

  • arao_liwanag

    Marshall, To be cont. Mga uurin ang utak. Si Deles sinungaling, si noynoy ang ayaw pumirma ng ceasefire agreement. kaya umatras ang mga rebelde, pero nagpahag uli sila ng ceasefire the moment na umaksyon si Sec. Gazmin. at umaksyion. Si Deles ,di mo alam kung may kiki o titi. Tulad din ni Noynoy.

    • m1600

      Takot kasi si Sison na pag matagal ang cease fire ay ma kita ng mga kawawang rebelde ang tunay na katotohanan  na wala naman pala silang pinaglalaban kundi ang KOTONG na pinatutupad ni Sison sa taongb bayan. Alam din ng pamunuan ng cpp/npa pag nakawala sa control nila ang mga kawawang rebelde hindi na babalik sa bundok yang mga yan. 

      Kung sa ngayon palang hindi na sumususnod ang mga salot na lider ng CPP/NPA wala ng dahilan na hindi dapat ubusin ang mga salot ng lipunan na pinamumnuan ni SISON at JALANDONI.

  • m1600

    CPP/NPA walang kwenta sinungaling hindi mapagkakatiwalaan.

    • Reign

      gaya ng AFP. Garcia e? lol. pare-pareho lang naman kayo, pareho kayong tulisan.

  • yxoiyiu

    bakit nga naman kailangan ng CPP-NPA ang peace, eh di natigil ang hundreds of millions of pesos they receive extorting money and goods from businessmen and small-time traders.

  • Reign

    “Our security forces will maintain its unilateral declaration of Somo and Sopo, despite the CPP’s termination, and will stand ready to defend and protect our people,” the panel stressed. 

    o stand and ready to defend the mining companies? gaya ng ginawa ng AFP na pagmasaker sa pamilyang CAPION para protektahan ang Xstrata-SMI mines? Ironically speaking kayo rin ang numero unong recruiter ng mga ito. nakaluungkot lang.

  • disqusted0fu

    If the Aquino administration assails these rebels like how they assail their political enemies, this combat would be long over with!

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