On Duterte’s repetitive termination of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations

By Prof.Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Politcal Consultant
August 16, 2018

Duterte never gets tired of repetitively terminating the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. He terminated the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations on November 23, 2017 with his Proclamation 360, and then he followed it up in December 2017 with Proclamation 374 designating the CPP and NPA as terrorist” organizations with the malicious intent of making it doubly sure that he had killed the peace negotiations.

It was all a sham that Duterte was inviting me to the Philippines after he issued those two proclamations. He was in fact demanding all along the surrender and political suicide of the revolutionary movement of the people before any comprehensive agreement on social, economic and political reforms.

He will go down in history as a mass murderer and terminator of the peace negotiations. He is hell-bent on establishing a fascist dictatorship, with him monopolizing political power and plunder. To establish his fascist dictatorship, he has to terminate the peace negotiations to be able to scapegoat the CPP and NPA for the purpose of declaring martial law nationwide.

But thanks to Duterte, like Marcos, he has become the chief recruiter of the NPA by oppressing the people and goading them to join the NPA. He has also become the chief transport and supply officer of the NPA by sending his troops and police to the hinterlands for ambush by the NPA. The fascist dictatorship, like that of his idol Marcos, will generate the conditions for the growth in strength and advance of the revolutionary movement.

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Duterte terminates peace talks with CPP, cites abuses
Published August 15, 2018, 2:53 PM
By Genalyn Kabiling
https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/08/15/duterte-terminates-peace-talks-with-cpp-cites-abuses/

President Duterte said he has “terminated” the government’s peace negotiations with the communist rebels, and would instead continue fighting them.

The President said he could “not deal” with communist rebels since they have not only killed soldiers and civilians but also demanded a coalition government.

“I have terminated the talks with the Reds — Communist Party of the Philippines with Sison because in the series of agreements before, even the time of Aquino, they entered into so many things that they scattered the privileges and power which they wanted,” he said during the launch of the “Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance” in Malacañang last Tuesday.

“We summed it all and it would really appear that it was a coalition government and I said, “I cannot give you an inch of that even. I cannot give you what is not mine,’” he added.

Duterte declared that the government would instead resume the fight against the communist rebels, who have committed atrocities against the community.

“I cannot deal with the Communist Party because to date, they have killed so many thousands soldiers, barangay captains, innocent civilians, suspected of being agents of the military,” he said.

“We have suffered and — in numbers. And I think it would not be good. We will just have to continue fighting,” he added.

The President recently laid down some conditions prior to the resumption of the peace talks with the communist rebels, including holding the negotiations in the country instead of abroad. The communist rebels must also agree to a ceasefire and stop collecting revolutionary taxes for the revival of the talks.

Communist leader Jose Maria Sison, however has rejected the President’s fresh demand to resume the peace negotiations in the country, saying it was risky for the rebel negotiators. He reportedly said they would rather talk peace to the country’s next leader.

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