Another former communist rebel has filed criminal cases against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria “Joma” Sison and two other communist leaders before the Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said.
In a statement, CIDG chief, Maj. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro said charges of violation of “Section 3 in relation to Section 3 (a)(b) of RA (Republic Act) 9208 as amended by RA 10364 and Section 4 (i) of RA 10364 or the “Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012” and violation of Section 10 in relation to Section 3(d) (4) of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Acts)” were filed against Sison, Lean Porquia and Karen Edaniel.
In his complaint, former rebel Joy James Alcoser Saguino with aliases “Ka Amihan”, “Ka Che” or “Commander Che” said he was a minor and a freshman Accountancy student when recruited by Porquia and Edaniel in June 2007.
A month later, Saguino became a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS), a front organization of the communist terrorist group (CTG) inside the UP Visayas-Iloilo Campus. He was induced to take part in some protest actions against tuition fee increase and took an active part in some LFS activities.
The CPPand its armed wing New People’s Army (NPA) is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
The National Democratic Front has been formally designated as a terrorist organization by the Anti-Terrorism Council on June 23, 2021, citing it as “an integral and separate part” of the CPP-NPA created in April 1973.READ MORE
MANILA – A party-list lawmaker with ties to communist terrorist groups (CTGs) and with no known contribution to the country should feel “even a bit of shame” for criticizing Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand Gaite should instead examine… Read More
MANILA – A petition to cancel the registration of the Kabataan Party-list for allegedly being a legal front-organization of communist terrorist groups that lures the youth into the communist armed conflict was filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday.
MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday night described as “half-hearted” the Makabayan bloc’s condemnation of the New People’s Army’s (NPA) anti-personnel mine attack that killed a college football player and his cousin in Masbate on June 6.”Their comrades, the NPA, were… Read More
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) stands on solid ground when it identifies members of the Makabayan bloc as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), a task force official said on Sunday.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary and NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lorraine Marie Badoy insisted that the task force is only doing its job after Bayan Muna Representative and House Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate said the Makabayan bloc is exploring legal processes to take actions against the task force for retagging them as a front organization of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
“It’s an old story they use, these high-ranking party members of the CPP-NPA-NDF, and we’re so used to it. By now the Filipino people know when they open their mouths, it’s the same old thing…We do stand on solid ground when we say these things,” Badoy said in an interview over One News.
She said identifying the Makabayan bloc as a communist front organization is not her personal opinion, but the “official stand” of the NTF-ELCAC.
“What I say when I say that, it’s not a personal opinion. It’s the official stand of the NTF-ELCAC which is headed by the President, which is an inter-government agency, which means that we stand on a mountain of evidence when we say something like that,” she said. Read More
MANILA – Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson for Social Media and Sectoral Concerns, issued yet her strongest challenge to the Makabayan bloc and self-proclaimed rights group, Karapatan, to condemn the Communist… Read More
MANILA – In scenes reminiscent of a recent community pantry organized by a celebrity, Quezon City was the venue anew of a mass gathering that did not just violate modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) guidelines, but also put the safety of rallyists at risk.On Saturday, the Quezon City… Read More
MANILA – A former rebel bared the links of a community pantry organizer to communist terrorist groups (CTGs).Shane Valdez, in a phone interview Thursday, told the Philippine News Agency that Maginhawa, Quezon City community pantry organizer Ana Patricia Non was affiliated with Kabataang… Read More
Duterte just jetskied his way to China, waved and handed the white flag of surrender
By ROGER M. BALANZA
Duterte wants to stand up against China’s occupation of the West Philippine Sea, but it would only lead to war, which would be costly for the country. Duterte concedes that the disputed region was already in the hands of China, and that force, that could lead to war and bloodshed, would be the only way to retake the area.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate on Tuesday took potshots at President Rodrigo Duterte over what he calls as Duterte’s ‘defeatist’ position against China’s illegal incursions into the West Philippine Sea.
Zarate said Duterte’s refusal to assert Philippine sovereignty is clearly defeatist. The leftist legislator from Duterte’s home city of Davao also fired a comic jab at the president.
“Figuratively, he just jetskied his way to China, waved and handed the white flag of surrender,” Zarate said.
Zarate was referring to Duterte’s campaign promise that he would ride a jetski to the West Philippine Sea, carrying a flag, and assert the country’s ownership of the area.
The latest pronouncements of Duterte “would only make us lose more of our exclusive economic zone, like the Julian Felipe Reef now being claimed also by China,” Zarate said.
“There are so many ways to stand up for our country without going to war. We should use these options now rather than surrender our right to our EEZ and the lives and livelihood of our people,” he added.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Office of the Ombudsman has been asked to investigate Lorraine Badoy, spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) , by a large association of health workers for tagging the group as a communist front.
The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) slammed Badoy for her ‘ shameless insult and unwelcome statement’ against health workers who have been risking their lives as frontliners in the battle against Covid-19.
The group wants the head of Badoy over her April 7 FROM WHERE I SIT column in the Philippine News Agency website wherein she red-tagged the AHW alongside other organizations including the Senate employees’ union and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT).
“We strongly urge the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Ombudsman to conduct a motu proprio investigation and act promptly on Usec Lorraine Badoy for grave misconduct and conduct grossly prejudicial to the best interest of the service and violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Government Officials and Employees,” the group said in statement on Saturday, April 10..
“We firmly maintain that our organization was established and exists within the framework of legal, constitutional and democratic grounds. We never promote terrorism,” AHW added in the statment.
“This reckless and injudicious statement of Usec Badoy is indeed a shameless insult and an unwelcome statement as health workers for more than a year now are in the frontline risking our lives and health battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” AHW said.