The Makabayan bloc (party-list groups who won seats in Congress) have been up in arms since the military started linking them to the CPP-NPA.
DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana responded to the complaint of the Makabayan bloc saying that the AFP will grant their request but in one condition: condemn the CPP and its armed wing, the New People’s Army and the military will stop red-tagging them.
Check out Lorenzana’s statement when he faced the reporters lately.
KONDENAHIN NYO ANG BANDIDONG NPA—- SND
“It’s our job to protect the country from dismemberment, rebellion, that’s why we are fighting the CPP-NPA. I would like the Makabayan Bloc, condemn the CPP-NPA. Hindi niyo kino-condemn e,” Lorenzana said during the budget briefing of the Department of National Defense (DND) with the House Committee on Appropriations.
However, Colonel Harold Cabunoc, an Army Scout Ranger and a popular blogger on social media has taken to Facebook to express one’s opinion regarding the issue.
Cabunoc said that he doubt the Makabayan bloc will ever do Lorenzana’s bidding and cited three reasons why he thinks so.
First and foremost Cabunoc remarked, the strategic goal of the political and advocacy groups (unarmed components) and the armed wing (NPA) are aligned – that is to overthrow the democratically-elected PH government and instate communism in the country.
If you want to know the next two reasons cited by Cabunoc, please continue reading below.
Syempre, ayaw kondenahin ng Makabayan Bloc ang teroristang NPA.
Una, magkalinya ang strategic end state ng political groups at advocacy groups (unarmed component) at ng armed wing (NPA), at ito ay ang palitan ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas. Ang pinakamimithi nila ay agawin ang kapangyarihan.
Pangalawa, takot sila sa mga tigasing lider ng armed group na lumaki sa pakikipagpatayan. Pwedeng tigokin ng NPA ang mga political cadres ng komunista na laki sa aircon offices at malayong malayo sa hirap ng mga kadreng namumundok. Dagdag pa dyan, may hidwaan na sila sa percentage ng hatian sa extortion money na nalilikom nila.
Panghuli, silang mga front orgs ang nag red tag sa sarili nila. Halimbawa, si Zarate ay galit na galit nang naharang ng sundalo dahil gusto nya magpabebe sa plenum ng nga NPA sa Kitcharao, Agusan del Sur. Saka, alam naman nila na maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw na batid ng militar ang kutsabaang diskarte nila sa armed group na NPA.
Art of deception, revealed.