Comment of Prof. Jose Maria Sison on the Call of GRP Vice President Leni Robredo for the Resumption of Peace Talks
The Vice President is wise and sober and knows how to appreciate peace negotiations as the way to solve an armed conflict. She is probably aware that the GRP and NDFP negotiating panels last November were ready to finalize the agreements on general amnesty of political prisoners, major parts of CASER and the coordinated unilateral ceasefire preparatory to the bilateral ceasefire supposedly desired by the AFP.
But Duterte is so obsessed with scapegoating the CPP and NPA and entrenching himself as a fascist dictator through Con-Ass and Cha-cha that he has lost any sense of arithmetic. He has spouted the extremely stupid line: that it is far cheaper to incite and induce the military, police and paramilitary to kill suspected revolutionaries with 100,000 pesos per head of CPP or NPA member.
This brute and numbskull Duterte wants to engage in the mass murder of suspected revolutionaries under Oplan Kapayapaan, as in Oplan Tokhang, with so many innocents abducted, tortured and murder because of the inducements to police officers with cash reward, no need for judicial warrant, obliteration of evidence and promotions in rank.