Initial response to Duterte’s cancellation of appointment of the GRP negotiating panel headed by Bello

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
March 20, 2019

The cancellation of the appointment of the GRP Negotiating Panel headed by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III has been anticipated by the NDFP because of the following: First, Duterte had terminated the peace negotiations since November 23, 2017 with his Proclamation 360. Secondly but more importantly, Duterte has no interest in the peace negotiations because he has always schemed to use the armed conflict as an excuse for carrying out martial law nationwide and for railroading charter change to a bogus kind of federalism in order to realize and impose fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people.

The tyrannical Duterte regime has completely ignored the consistent NDFP policy of openness to peace negotiations because of his obsession to establish a fascist dictatorship and his pipe dream of destroying the people’s revolutionary movement by military means in order to continue plundering the social and natural resources of the country in collaboration with imperialist power and his plundering partners and in order to prevent the International Criminal Court from putting him on trial for publicly inciting the mass murder of impoverished people and providing cash rewards, promotions and presidential protection to his criminal accomplices in authority.

It is totally the responsibility of Duterte that he gives no choice to the people’s revolutionary movement but to single-mindedly wage and intensify all forms of struggle against his treasonous, tyrannical, corrupt, brutal and swindling regime until this goes down in ignominy like the fascist regime of his idol Marcos. In the first place, since the beginning of his term, he has always been obsessed with waging an all-out war policy, perpetuating the conditions of civil war and undertaking all brutal acts against the revolutionary movement, all the social activists and critics of his regime in order to achieve his objective of fascist dictatorship, with the absolute power to plunder the country and terrorize the people with red-tagging, psywar and mass murder.

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Duterte cancels appointment of Bello, 4 others as gov’t peace negotiators
By: Nestor Corrales – Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
INQUIRER.net / 06:49 PM March 20, 2019
Duterte cancels appointment of Bello, 4 others as gov’t peace negotiators
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In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief negotiator, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (right), and the head of the National Democratic Front of the Philippine’s peace panel, Fidel Agcaoili, seal with a handshake the supplemental guidelines to facilitate the processing of human rights complaints during the third round of talks in January 2017. (Photo by KARLOS MANLUPIG / Inquirer Mindanao-FILE)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the appointment of government peace negotiators following the collapse of the peace talks with the communist rebels.

Duterte signed the termination paper of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III as Chairman of the government’s peace negotiating panel for talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

Duterte also terminated the appointment of Rene Sarmiento, Antonio Arellano, Angela Librado-Trinidad, and Hernanni Braganza as members of the peace panel.

Duterte signed their termination papers on March 18.

The President signed un November 2017 Proclamation 360, termintaing the talks with the communist rebels.

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