Archive for February, 2011

Self-acclaimed “Champions of Human Rights” in Congress dared to speak out

February 2, 2011

The ALLIANCE FOR NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY (ANAD) Partylist challenged members of the House of Representatives under Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and Kabataan to speak out and denounce the relentless attacks and killings perpetrated by the Maoist terrorists NPA against innocent civilians and some policemen in the different parts of the country.

“What the violent NPAs are doing is a complete contrast to the efforts of their masters in the Maoist terrorist CPP seeking to revive the peace talks with government,” said ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover as he scored these pseudo-partylist groups of being damningly silent amidst the barbarism and wanton disregard  for human life displayed by the terrorist NPAs.

“Where are they now when the shout loudly in the streets of being protectors of people’s rights? Now is the time for them to speak out and call on their comrades in the terrorist group  –  – NPA to shun violence and uphold CARHIHL as their share in the confidence building steps they must do in the run-up towards the peace talks on Feb. 15,” Rep. Alcover pointed out.

Rep. Alcover was referring to the recent terrorist NPA attacs on a Bantay Kalikasan/anti-logging checkpoint in Barangay Pulang Lupa, Trento, Agusan del Sur killing 2 civilians, Fritz Mark Dimzon, 19 years old, wounding PO1 Mario Sevillano, and the abduction of PO3 George Cabatin; and the treacherous murders of PO3 Diosdado Corilla in Atimonan, Quezon. “

“We strongly condemn this sheer act of treachery against well-meaning and innocent civilians and law enforcement personnel whose only violation was to confront and stop the NPA’s rampant illegal logging activities in Agusan del Sur,” said Rep. Alcover .

“While they are very much noisy when issues against government are raised, they are now weirdly silent on the NPA’s relentless attacks against innocent civilians and even in the killing their former comrades,” Rep. Alcover pointed out.

“ANAD cannot just be on the sidelines as though we’re audience to a very onerous act against humanity. It is high time for government to speak out on this particular concern so that the Filipinos could verily discern the direction and lines that the GRP panel is taking as it goes back to the negotiating table on Feb. 15, in Oslo, Norway,” ANAD Rep. Alcover said.

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Rep. Alcover warns against forging a coalition government with the Maoist terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF

February 1, 2011

ANAD Rep. Pastor M. Alcover Jr., warned against forging a coalition government with the Maoist terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF saying, “. . . . this sends not only chilling signals but definitely is indicative of a tragic paradigm shift where government is strongly contemplating to employ corrective measures on the alleged wrongs in the country . . . in tandem with a group who, during its 42 years of insurgency, has not only shown its ruthlessness, violent and inhuman character but its skillful and unrelenting lies and deceit against government and the Filipino people.”

In a privilege speech before Congress, yesterday (January 31), Rep. Alcover sought government’s clarification on its position to be presented during the forthcoming formal peace negotiations with the Maoist terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF in Oslo, Norway.

Reacting to GRP panel head Atty. Alex Padilla’s statement published in a national newspaper (pp A12, Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 20, 2011) that “. . . . . .There is a lot of hope. . . .We’d rather have the NDF as a partner in trying to change what is wrong in the country than fighting it”, Rep. Alcover said, “Clearly Atty. Padilla is insinuating a possible joint effort between government and the Maoist terrorist CPP under a coalition government.”

“Haven’t we learned anything from the lessons of Nepal? Is the Nepal experience being slowly replicated in this country?” asked Rep. Alcover referring to the sad state of affairs of Nepal, a country in the Himalayas, whose people continue to reel in hardship as the country is plunged back into turmoil when Prachanda, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal resigned as Prime Minister after Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav refused to sack the Nepalese Chief of the Army Staff.

Looking forward to a bleak scenario where the peace talks would fail, Rep. Alcover said, “. with a heavy heart, ANAD explicably would say that the forthcoming peace talk is doomed to fail . . . because of government’s attitude of not being true to its policy of transparency.”

He called on Congress to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, “. . . to shed light on the issues, facts, and other relevant informations surrounding the forthcoming peace talks, and invite Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Atty. Alex Padilla, head of the government panel, Sec. Teresita Quintos-Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), and other personalities, as resource persons,” he stressed.

Do not discount Maoist terrorists’ handiwork in the Makati City passenger bus explosion

February 1, 2011

ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover called on law enforcement investigators not to discount the possibility of that the January 25 bomb explosion on a Newman Goldliner bus, in Makati City, could be the handiwork of the Maoist terrorist CPP-NPA-NDF.

In his privilege speech, yesgterday (January 31), Rep. Alcover said that the Maoist terrorists’ track record shows their capability in the manufacture and use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) not only against government security forces but also civilians.

“The ambush killing of about 6 policemen and wounding of 2 others, including Police Inspector Antonio Rueco, his wife SPO2 Mary Anne Rueco, and his brother PO2 Herminio Rueco was preceded by 3 IED explosions using the same 81mm mortar shell,” Rep. Alcover pointed out.

“In fact, gore killings of either military, police, and even civilians, in the different parts of the country, bore the signature of the Maoist terrorist NPA. No one can ever forget that grizzly Plaza Miranda bombing, in the late 60’s, which later on revealed as the handiwork of Jose Ma. Sison and his cabal of ruthless individuals,” Rep. Alcover explained.

“ANAD strongly condemns these despicable and highly outrageous acts against humanity blatantly perpetrated by the Maoist terrorists,” Rep. Alcover said.

He explained that the initial report made by law enforcement investigators pointing to some Muslim extremists groups as those behind the Makati bomb explosion has many questions and loopholes that need to be addressed.

“Many Filipinos are suspecting that the initial police report alleging Muslim extremists’ handiwork is to sugar coat and a cover-up of Maoist terrorists complicity in an effort not to derail the forthcoming peace talks, in February,” said Rep. Alcover.

“Government should make a thorough explanation to us and the Filipino people in the spirit of transparency, a policy that President Aquino III has espoused all along,” he added.