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CPP black prop hides hand in political killings by discrediting Melo Commission, says PNP

Quezon City (12 October) -- The PNP today issued a statement condemning the black propaganda tactics of the CPP and its front organizations Bayan, Bayan Muna, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Party-list representatives like Satur Ocampo, Teodoro Casino, and others against the Melo Commission which was created to investigate the spate of so-called “political killings” involving militant activists.

The PNP said, “Several factors have to be looked into if the investigative body is to run its course much deeper into the historical existence of the CPP and its army the NPA. This movement has wallowed in blood of its victims for so long now.”

“The Filipino people must know that the CPP/NPA/NDF for all its 37 years of bloody insurgency have to account for countless blood debts these movement have committed against the broad masses,” the statement said.

“Every step that the authorities have to resort to in order to solve the series of political killings including the creation of a commission is bound to be discredited at all cost by the CPP and its front organizations.”

“Aside from blabbering that ‘unidentified armed individuals who look like military or soldiers as the assailants,’ the leftist ‘witnesses’ could not come up with concrete material evidence to pinpoint the killers much less identify them. If asked to come forward to give testimony or participate in the investigation, these CPP satraps who are relatives of the victims vehemently refused to do so insisting that it’s the government’s military who must be pointed out as the perpetrators of the crime.”

The PNP statement asserted that, “In one of his directives thru the revolutionary website, Joma Sison said, ‘The enemy must be given no quarters in the revolutionary propaganda onslaught. If there are no issues to keep alive the continued agitation to advance the interest of the revolution, we have to create scenarios that could be turned into big and devastating issues against the government and the military. We have to create situations in which the revolutionary forces could paint the government as oppressive and fascist before the people and the international community.’

“Jose Ma. Sison, along with his henchmen in Party-list groups and front mass organizations, found one. Satur Ocampo vehemently opposed this bloody scheme of purging the open legal Party list Bayan Muna, KMP, Gabriela and KMU of sex offenders, drug pushers, illegal loggers, union aristocrats, suspected deep penetration agents, finance opportunists and ideological dissenters, “ the statement continued.

Fidel Agcaoili, NDF’S human rights chair, buttressed Joma’s directive by saying, ‘To rid the Party of petty-bourgeois elements which are causing counter-revolutionary mistakes that obstruct the continued revolutionary advances, a new level of purges have to be conducted nationwide. This operation must look like a military conducted activity. And to do so, the propaganda line such as “political killings of militants” must be hurled against the AFP, PNP and the US-Arroyo fascist regime solidly and consistently.’

“This is carried out through the Party’s Operation Bushfire. Ridding the Communist Party and front organizations of scalawags and ideological malcontents became a contentious issue between Jose Ma. Sison and Satur Ocampo. Bayan Muna is Ocampo’s living proof of the CPP’S successful infiltration of the bourgeois electoral process but it also opened the Party’s floodgates to opportunists and malcontents that must be decisively neutralized to enable the revolution to advance to the second stage of the guerrilla war.”

“In this elimination process of Bayan Muna’s political activists, the CPP succeeded in zeroing in on the military and one of its controversial generals as the mastermind behind the killings. This is a propaganda coup of Jose Ma. Sison who, together with Karapatan, the CPP’S human rights arm, kept on hammering over the failure of the Arroyo government to resolve and stop these so-called “ political killings”.”

“The Melo Commission would have the opportunity to dig deeper into the bloody ideological and political undercurrents of the political killings so as to avoid falling into the black propaganda trap of the CPP/NPA/NDF and its front organizations,” the statement concluded. (PNP/PIA) [top]

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