Archive for June, 2009

The cry of justice continues!

June 30, 2009

ANAD Mail June Issue

digos massacre

The world reknown massacre in Digos, Davao.

UNTIL today, cries for justice, anguish, and hurt continue to ring loudly among the residents of Sitio Rano, Brgy. Binaton, Digos, Davao del Norte who lost their loved ones when some 100 Maoist communist NPA, led by Amado Payot, aka Benzar, swooped down on their village on a Sunday morning of June 25, 1989 and without mercy killed all of those inside the United Church of Christ village chapel there.

The 20th commemoration of that gory incident showed their craving for that very elusive justice, in their faces. Surprising is the fact that even the pastors and bishop of the UCCP already has forgotten their peers in that lonely village as the shepherds of the UCCP faith already has cowered and threw their towels to the omnipotence of fear and evil in Maoist messiah Jose Ma. Sison and his wards of heartless minions.

One point, though, needs to be clarified. The man carrying the head of a relative, as shown in that famous Digos massacre photo circulated worldwide, is still alive. He is Adronico Edianon, now a barangay councilman of Barangay Binaton..  A horrible scene indeed!

Survivors told us that the Maoist communist NPA’s murder spree was due to their refusal to pay their so-called revolutionary tax and their putting up of a village defense system against the NPAs.

The 36 lives, including women and children, were snapped by the NPAs two (2) M-60 machineguns and other high powered firearms. Not contented and to make sure that all were dead, the lifeless bodies were stabbed many times by bolos and bayonets or their head cut-off from the body.

What happened to the advocacy of Karapatan and other self-proclaimed protectors of human rights? Nothing has been heard of them despite the communist-terrorist admission of their responsibility!

Government has done so much to alleviate the plight of these hapless Filipinos in Sitio Rano. But the Maoist CPP-NPA-NDF, particularly their surrogate sectoral front and pseudo partylist organizations continue to extend their deafening silence of the surviving family’s quest for justice for their victim relatives!

When would this cry for justice end?

Digos massacre must be a vehicle for peace, says Rep. Alcover

June 30, 2009

“WE COMMEMORATE the infamous Digos Massacre not to push further the sorrow and hate among us, especially the family of the 40 victims, but to renew our commitment to achieve peace for all of us,” said ANAD Partylist Rep. Jun Alcover during the 20th commemoration of the infamous Digos massacre in Sitio Matti, Barangay Binaton, Digos City.

Alcover, together with Bantay Partylist Representative Jovito Palparan Jr. led the commemoration activities there. Also, Davao del Sur District 1 Representative Douglas Marc Cagas graced the gathering participated by some 1,000 residents of both Sitio Rano and Matti, held at a roadside in Sitio Matti.

A commemorative marker of that gory incident, constructed through the efforts of Barangay Council of Binaton and ably supported by the officers and men of the Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion headed by Lt Col. Lyndon Paniza, was unveiled.

Last June 25, 1989, while inside a village chapel attending a Sunday service, about 40 men, women, and children were mercilessly murdered by some 120 armed Maoist communist terrorists  New People’s Army (NPA) led by Amado Payot, aka Benzar. Using M-60 machineguns and armalite rifles. “Samtang nag porma sila ug letra C, ilang girapidohan mi ug gipamusil, dayon gipamutol ang ulo sa duha ka mga lalaki (While making a letter C formation, they opened fire on us then cut-off the head of two men),” said Adronico Edianon, the man, shown in many a picture of the Digos massacre, holding a head surrounded by dead children and women. Edianon is now a Barangay councilman of Binaton.

Alcover called on all Filipinos to intently reflect and learn about the real character and intentions of the Maoist communist NPA from the Digos massacre. “The Digos massacre should always remind us that indeed those who profess as protectors of human rights and justice are actually the real purveyors of death and destruction of our democratic ideals and freedoms,” he added.

Alcover and Palparan assured the residents of the area that next year’s commemoration activities shall be held right Sitio Rano, the site where it happened. “With the help of other government agencies, we will try our best to construct a road from the main highway to Sitio Rano, in time for next year’s celebration,” they assured the residents.

Later in the afternoon, some 3,000 people from Barangay Binaton and other neighboring barangays of Digos City, and some municipalities of Davao del Sur gathered at the city’s public market to protest and condemn the continued inhuman atrocities against the Filipino people.

Alcover called on the protesters to be firm and steadfast in their commitment to oppose and peaceably confront the unabated murders perpetrated by the Maoist communist NPA. “We do not believe that the problem could best be solved by bullets and guns alone. But a strong and sustained education and counter-organizing campaign of all freedom loving Filipinos is, by any measure, the best way to put a stop to their barbarism,” Alcover explained.

Filipinos should never forget Digos massacre

June 30, 2009

“ALL FREEDOM loving Filipinos should never forget to commemorate the infamous Digos Massacre where about 45 persons, including women and children, were mercilessly butchered inside, by Maoist communist NPA led by Amado Payot aka Benzar” said ANAD Partylist Representative Jun Alcover.

The victims were murdered inside a UCCP village chapel in Sitio Rano, Barangay Binaton, Digos City, on June 25, 1989. He described the incident as one of the goriest perpetrated against innocent civilians as ordered by the Central Committee of the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

“My heart bleeds for those who died because until today, their surviving families still yearns for the very elusive justice that they had long sought,” said Alcover. “Even until today, the leadership of the Maoist communist CPP-NPA-NDF never admitted responsibility of the carnage,” said Alcover.

“Yes they never did despite openly professing themselves as protectors of human rights, of justice, and of equality under the law,” Alcover stressed. Pointing to the members of Maoist communist pseudo Partylist groups Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis, Kabataan; especially the communist front human rights group Karapatan, Alcover slammed and chided them saying, “indeed they are purveyors and masters of deception, lies, and doom. Digos Massacre should always be a shining example of the utter disregard for human rights and human life that clearly speaks of the outrageous and despicable character of those in the Maoist CPP-NPA-NDF,” Alcover explained.

In challenging Bayan Muna Representatives Satur Ocampo, Teodoro Casino, Neri Colmenares, and others who belong to Karapatan to unmask their real persona, “All of them must put to stop their lies and deceptions heaped on hapless and innocent Filipino civilians. They have discredited themselves for deliberately not only refusing to denounce and condemn the Maoist communist NPA’s unabated desecration of human life but protecting and purveying the atrocious acts of murder with impunity committed by the Maoist communist New Peoples Army against Filipinos,” Alcover said.

ANAD denounce murder of Pitao’s sister

June 30, 2009

THE ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) denounce, in strongest terms, the continued murders, utter disregard to human life, and other forms of barbaric acts perpetrated by the Maoist communist-terrorist NPA against peace-loving and civilized Filipinos.

ANAD decries the ability of these Maoist Godless and inhuman group to easily end one’s life while riding on the comforts of a hasty decision by their Kangaroo court where the victims were denied due process.

ANAD Partylist Rep. Jun Alcover describes as completely outrageous the murder of Evelyn Pitao, last May 23, in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte.  “We cannot hold our feelings on the unjustified and inhuman act committed by a group who professed to be protectors of human rights, of the oppressed, and purveyors of equality in Philippine society,” Alcover said.

The admission by the Maoist communist NPA command in Southern Mindanao of their responsibility on Evelyn’s murder, points to a glaring fact that they do not dignify and recognize the sanctity of family ties and relationships. “We must not forget Fr. Conrado Balweg who was treacherously murdered by his own brother, Jovito, upon orders of the central committee of the Maoist CPP-NPA-NDF,” Alcover said.

“What is surprising is the conflicting statements issued by both the NPA command in Southern Mindanao and that of KARAPATAN, the Maoist communist front organization for human rights. This is really alarming considering the usual propaganda campaign line of the so-called human rights advocates that always points to the military and government as the ones responsible in all incidences of murders and killings in the country,” Alcover explained.

“Consistent with their denunciation and condemnation on the disappearances of Jocelyn Cadapan, Jonas Burgos, and others upon whom the government and military were accused as the ones responsible, I challenge Bayan Muna Congressmen Satur Ocampo, Tedoro Casino, Neri Colmenares and all their cohorts in the Maoist pseudo party groups to openly denounce and condemn the Maoist communist-terrorist NPA for the killing of Evelyn Pitao and her alleged lover – Roberto Dadula,” Alcover said even as he called on the Filipinos to wake up from deep slumber to confront and oppose the notorius Maoist communist CPP-NPA-NDF and all of its surrogate organizations.

“Our country truly deserves the full cooperation, understanding and support of every freedom loving Filipino for peace to completely reign again in our midst,” Alcover added.

Rep. Alcover dares pseudo partylist members to renounce their CPP membership

June 30, 2009

PSEUDO Partylist groups must now take out all the trappings and covers that they used in the 4 decades of Maoist communism insurgency in the country. This is the challenge poised by ANAD Partylist Representative Jun Alcover during his privilege speech, entitled – “A scourge of deceit and brutality”, at the House of Representatives this afternoon (June 1, 2009).

Alcover pointed out that Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis, and Kabataan are partylist organizations of the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines, under the National Democratic Front. “CPP chairman and Maoist messiah Jose Ma. Sison admitted this in his speech in Brussels, Belgium in l987 and during the launching of Makabayan, last April 16, 2009,” Alcover said.

Alcover warned those who still remain in the so-called political mainstream to be wary about Makabayan. “It is a political coalition instigated by the Maoist CPP. Let me warn you that any decision to be subservient to those who espouse a Godless and inhuman ideology could spell disaster for our country,” he said.

Alcover decried the unabated killings, harassments, and intimidation by the Maoist communist New People’s Army in the countryside; and the sustained anti-government campaign waged by the pseudo partylist groups to advance their cause and gain seats not only in Congress but in the Senate during the 2010 elections. “They continue to unleash their death squads on those whose opinions differ from the dogma they dearly hold. They have corrupted our electoral system by using armed units to dictate how communities vote. . . .They are not merely turning our democracy on its head. They are turning our democracy against itself!” Alcover said.

Alcover chided the pseudo Partylist Representatives for using Congress as a venue to launch their vicious propaganda campaign against government and to advance their cause. He added that they chose to join protest actions rather than willfully fulfill their sworn duty as members of the Lower House. “Such will be the case when Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will deliver her State of the Nation Address before a joint session of Congress. . . . Now is the time to ask Cong. Satur Ocampo and company as to which body they wanted to belong. They cannot be in two places at the same time,” he clarified.

The ANAD partylist representative challenged Congressmen Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casino, Neri Colmenares, Rafael Mariano, Joel Maglungsod, Liza Maza, Luzviminda Ilagan, and Raymond Palatino to renounce armed struggle, renounce their membership in the Communist Party of the Philippines, and denounce the terrorist acts of the communist NPA. “The proxies of Maoist Messiah Jose Ma. Sison, in this hall, must now be asked with full clarity about their readiness to standby their oath of office – -to defend the republic and obey the constitution,” Alcover stressed.

To effectively and peacefully confront and oppose the continued deception and brutality of the Maoist communists, Alcover called on the government to maximize the use of its resources to conduct a peaceful education campaign from the national to the barangay level with the local government units in the forefront of the effort. “Killing or arresting these Maoist communists’ agitators and propaganda operators will not solve the problem. We can isolate physically a person but we cannot isolate or kill an ideology. The best way is by educating the Filipinos,” Alcover explained.

ANAD condemns the death of 1-yr old child

June 30, 2009

In Northern Samar

CONTRARY to their propaganda, the Maoist communist New Peoples Army (NPA) are on a rampage and shedding any vistages  of their cover and showing that indeed they are the so-called “wolves” who devour our people of their precious life and of being extortionists, in the  highest level.

This the reaction of the ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) to the NPA’S latest terrorism against humanity and peace, even as it called on the pseudo partylist congressmen to continue playing deaf and dumb to the barbarism committed by their comrade in the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines.

Rep. Jun Alcover of ANAD Partylist expressed with deep sorrow and strongly condemns the death of Shifra Ann Lira, 1 year old, a day after being brought to the Bethany Hospital in Tacloban City. Shifra, together with his 4 months pregnant mother, Adona, were injured when a grenade exploded in their house, a several meters away from a camp of the 20th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, that was attacked by the Maoist communist terrorist, in Brgy. Polangui, Catarman, Northern Samar at about 1:30 pm last May 30, 2009.

“We cannot say anything but feel deeply sad to Shifra’s death. What happened to her is a glaring example of the Maoist communist’s utter disregard of the sanctity and value of human life,” Alcover pointed out.

At the same time, Alcover describe the Maoist communist NPA as terrorist-extortionist par excellence as they continue with so much callousness and impunity the burning of properties owned by businesses, in the Bicol Region and other parts of the country. “We cannot give out a better picture and description of a bunch of devouring evils whose only concern is to amass more than enough funds to fuel their Maoist communist electoral aspirations in 2010,” said Alcover.

The ANAD Partylist Representative was referring to the series of property destruction by burning of heavy equipments and buildings of construction companies who refuse to heed the Maoist NPA’s demand for their so-called “revolutionary tax.”

“The latest victim is Megay Construction Company in the town of Presentacion, Camarines Sur, where several of their heavy equipments were burned after the owner refused to pay Php 6 million as demanded by the communist terrorists,” Alcover added.

“I call on all businesses, big and small, to institute counter-terrorism measures as the 2010 national elections draws near,” Alcover warned.

“At the same time, I call on the local government executives to be serious in their effort to protect and preserve the freedoms and democratic ideals of our country. Let us not waver amidst the threats being poised by these advocates of a Godless, inhuman, and evil ideology,” Alcover said.