By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Political Consultant
April 16, 2019
Based on their latest statements, it is now clear that Duterte and his running dog General Galvez are not at all interested in serious peace negotiations through panels duly authorized by the NDFP National Council and the GRP president as the principals at the national level.
They continue to drive nails into the coffin of the peace negotiations which Duterte has terminated and killed formally since November 23, 2017 with his Proclamation 360. The tyrant Duterte is most despicable for throwing away the draft agreements made by his own negotiating panel with the NDFP negotiating panel.
Duterte and Galvez are interested merely in a psywar campaign to stage fake localized peace talks and fake surrenders between military officers and their military assets (disguised as surrendering rebels) in a stupid and futile attempt to deceive and divide the broad masses of the people.
Such psywar campaign is a mere minor adjunct of the all-out war campaign to attack the people through red-tagging, mass intimidation, fake surrenders, bombing of communities, mass murder, forced evacuations and other atrocities in order to perpetuate the oppressive and exploitative ruling system of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats headed by Duterte.
All commands of the New People’s Army at all levels have rejected since a long time ago the offer of localized peace talks as an inutile tactic of deception to divide and defeat the armed revolutionary movement. It will be fun to ridicule Duterte and Galvez from month to month for failing to negotiate with a single real NPA commander or even to make any credible fabrication in this regard.
The Filipino people and the revolutionary forces have no choice but to intensify the armed revolution for national and social liberation on a nationwide scale against the tyrannical, treasonous, murderous, plundering and swindling Duterte regime.
The regime is about to rig the May 13, 2019 elections in order to fake the victory of at least eight of its senatorial candidates and ram through charter change to a bogus federalism, which centralizes the powers of government in the hands of a fascist dictator.
The Filipino people and their revolutionary forces are confronted with the escalation of oppression and exploitation which at the same time drives them to resist and provides them with the opportunities to make advances and win victories in the people’s democratic revolution.
In the meantime, while the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations remain terminated by Duterte, I have now plenty of time to focus on activities that are definitely more productive and useful than negotiating with reactionary diehards and incorrigible puppets of imperialist powers. These activities include my constant research on Philippine and global issues, writing books and articles and study sessions with Filipinos and their foreign solidarity friends. ###