PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION WEBCENTRAL

NDF-EV condemns AFP’s tactic to “divide and conquer” through local peace talks

Fr. Santiago “Ka Sanny” Salas, Spokesperson
NDFP Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)


3 November 2017

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today said the military is pushing for local peace talks as part of its counterrevolutionary campaign, Oplan Kapayapaan, and stressed the matter of peace is a national concern and must therefore be done at that level. “The NDF-EV clarifies the revolutionary forces in the region are not falling for the local peace talks being peddled by the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago “Ka Sanny” Salas. “We believe these so-called local peace talks in various provinces of Region 8 are crude schemes to sow confusion among the people and inveigle the revolutionary forces into surrendering. These also undermine efforts at national peace talks between the NDFP and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.”

Fr. Salas slammed the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army for making noise over “local peace talks” together with reactionary politicians. “In Leyte, the 78th IB bruited about local peace talks while in fact campaigning for the surrender of the New People’s Army. In Samar province, the military has also talked about local peace talks together with the provincial government. Meanwhile, there are reports the military in Northern Samar is making a scenario over local peace talks, too.”

The NDF-EV spokesperson said a just and lasting peace is not a local concern but for every peace-loving Filipino. “It is impossible to talk about peace merely at the local level because this will not address the root causes of the civil war and thus will fail at arriving at thoroughgoing social, economic and political reforms. The real intention of the military is spreading the notion that peace is merely the absence of war and urging the the revolutionary forces to surrender. They thus obscure the difference not only between an unjust war and a just war, but also between a just peace and the unjust peace of social injustice that cause people to take up arms in the first place. Only the most narrow-minded will believe in local peace talks while the magnanimous aspire for the greatest good for the greatest number. More and more, such parochialism exemplified by the US-Duterte regime itself will earn the people’s ire and face their broadest unity for a just and lasting peace.”

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Ginkukundenar han NDF-EV an taktika han AFP nga “magbuhag ngan magdaug” pinaagi han “local peace talks”

Ginsering yana han National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas nga ginduduso han militar an “local peace talks” komo kaparte han kontra-rebolusyunaryo nga kampanya hini nga Oplan Kapayapaan, ngan gindun-an nga an kamurayawan usa nga nasyunal nga karukayaknon ngan kinahanglan himuon ha sugad nga lebel. “Ginkaklaro han NDF-EV nga diri natuod an mga rebolusyunaryo nga pwersa ha rehiyon ha “local peace talks” nga ginbabaligya han Armed Forces of the Philippines,” sering han tagapagyakan han NDF-EV nga hi Fr. Santiago “Ka Sanny” Salas. “Natuod kita nga ini nga gintatawag nga “local peace talks” ha magkalain-lain nga prubinsya han Rehiyon 8 mga krudo nga larang agud magupong an katawhan ngan uwaton an mga rebolusyunaryo nga pwersa nga magsurender. Ginsasabotahe liwat hini an mga paningkamot ha nasyunal nga erestorya pankamurayawan giutan han NDFP ngan han Gubyerno han Republika han Pilipinas.”

Ginkundenar ni Fr. Salas an 8th Infantry Division han Philippine Army ha pag-inaringasa hini kabahin han “local peace talks” kaupod an mga reaksyunaryo nga pulitiko. “Ha Leyte, nagyinakan han 78th IB kabahin han “local peace talks” samtang ha kamatuoran nangangampanya ini agud pasurenderon an New People’s Army. Ha prubinsya han Samar, nayakan liwat an militar kabahin ha “local peace talks” kaupod an prubinsyal nga gubyerno. Samtang, mayda liwat mga sumat nga namomostura liwat an militar kabahin ha “local peace talks” ha Northern Samar.”

Ginsering han tagapagyakan han NDF-EV nga an makatadungan ngan panmaihaan nga kamurayawan diri usa la nga lokal nga karukayaknon kundi para ha ngatanan nga Pilipino nga naruruyag han kamurayawan. “Imposible nga magyinakan kabahin ha kamurayawan ha lokal la nga lebel tungod kay diri hini mababaton an mga gamot nga hinungdan han gerra sibil ngan mapapakyas kun sugad nga makab-ot an dirudiretso nga mga pankatilingban, pan-ekonomiya ngan pampulitika nga reporma. An tinuod nga karuyag han militar amo an pagpasamwak han hunahuna nga an kamurayawan amo la an kawarayan han gerra ngan ha sugad aghaton an pagsurender han mga rebolusyunaryo nga pwersa. Ginlulubog nira ha sugad diri la an kaibhan giutan han diri makatadungan nga gerra ngan han makatadungan nga gerra, kundi pati an kaibhan giutan han makatadungan nga kamurayawan ngan han diri makatadungan nga kamurayawan han kawaray pankatilingban nga hustisya nga nagduduso ha katawhan nga kumatin han armas. An pinakahaligot la an pamensaron amo an matuod ha “local peace talks” samtang an hukas an kasingkasing amo an maghihingyap han pinakamaupay para ha pinakadamo nga ihap. Dugang la nga kangalsan han katawhan ngan tatapuon han ira pinakahiluag nga pagkaurusa para ha makatadungan ngan panmaihaan nga kamurayawan an sugad nga pinakamakaiya nga tindog nga ginpapakita mismo han rehimen US-Duterte.”

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