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Task Force Usig says even party-list solons concede CPP-NPA purge in 80s

Quezon City (25 October) -- “Representative Satur Ocampo’s matter-of-fact admission of tortures and murders of their own comrades in the purges in the late 1980s exemplifies the Communists’ callous disregard for human lives much more of the right to life and dignity of the masses”

This is Task Force Usig’s continuing rebuttal of the CPP/NPA’S unremitting lies thru its propaganda machinery composed of sectoral front organizations and individuals. This latest statement coming from a body created to investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators of political killings that have already claimed many lives is a reaction to the latest discovery of another victim of the CPP/NPA’S bloody purges.

“The Communists and their allies, the liberals, the opportunist politicians, the student misfits in the academe, the unionized radical workers, the fair-skinned “farmers” shouting for “revolutionary” land reforms, and the so-called “nationalists” are too insensitive to the emotional distress of immediate relatives of victims of purges whose skeletal remains have been exhumed lately. These “revolutionaries” have no compunction whatsoever to their own countrymen who were victimized by an ideologically crazed terrorist movement that continue to wreak havoc in the countryside,” said Task Force Usig.

“Kathlyn Ramos, a 19 year-old sophomore student of Central Luzon State University, a member of the League of Filipino Students was murdered by the CPP/NPA on October 13, 2002 on orders of the Nueva Ecija provincial party committee chairman Emeterio Untalan and Leopoldo Caluza, recently captured chairman of the Central Luzon Komiteng Larangang Gerilya.” Her only fault was that she has relatives in the military and thus, was accused of being a deep penetration agent.

“Caluza was betrayed by his own comrades to save the Party from a political propaganda fall out resulting from the exhumation of Kathlyn’s shallow grave on October 5, 2006 in the mountainous area of Brgy Kaliwanagan, San Jose City pinpointed by a rebel who surrendered to save his life.”

“Kathlyn’s case is the same as those of the couple Luz and Herculano Laguna and 13 other trade union cadres from Mindanao who were transferred to Cebu in 1985 but later on summarily executed and buried in shallow graves.”

“These cadres were invited one way or another to a purported meeting in the countryside only to be placed under arrest, divested of documents and personal belongings, incarcerated in makeshift cages in chains, and tortured and forced to admit their guilt as “deep penetration agents. Very few survived these murderous purges by the CPP/NPA.”

“And yet the CPP/NPA has consistently issued propaganda that blames the government and its armed forces as the perpetrators of the murders and forced disappearances of these cadres. The Communist terrorists have always managed thru their propaganda machinery to brazenly demonize the government on this issue especially before their allies in the International Communist Movement and other progressive groups in Europe and the United States. They never sincerely acknowledged the murders of suspected DPAs as a grievous violation of human rights of their own comrades,” concludes Task Force Usig. (PIA) [top]

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