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ITANONG MO KAY PROF: Podcast on Aquino’s statement on Maguindanao encounter (Part 1)

ITANONG MO KAY KAY PROF: Tungkol sa talumpati ni Aquino hinggil sa sagupaan at maraming namatay na SAF sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao

Panayam ng Kodao Productions kay Prof. Jose Maria Sison, January 28, 2015

1. Ano po ang inyong masasabi sa pangkabuuan sa mga ipinahayag ni Pres. Noynoy Aquino hinggil sa naganap na engkwentro sa pagitan ng PNP-SAF at MILF?

JMS: Sa kanyang pahayag sa telebisyon, nagsinungaling si Aquino at umiilag sa katotohanan. Hindi marunong tumanggap ng command responsibility, kahit na may direct responsibility siya. Hindi niya hinarap ang pinakaimportanteng tanong sa kanya: kung bakit isinubo niya sa tiyak na kamatayan ang maraming sundalo ng SAF?

Sa halip, mahaba ang satsat niya tungkol sa mga warrant of arrest, kung gaano kasama sina Marwan at Usman at gaano ring kasama ang mga katulad ng mag-amang Estrada na gustong ipawalang saysay ang peace negotiations sa MILF bago siyang umasta na buwayang lumuluha para sa mga pamilya ng mga sundalong napatay.

Bayan calls for accountability on the Mamasapano incident

Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condoles with the bereaved families of those killed at the Mamasapano, Maguindanao incident last January 25 that killed dozens of police commandos, Moro rebels and a civilian. It also calls for an impartial investigation on the real nature of the incursion by the police and urges accountability for the terrible loss of lives, including the possible involvement of foreign forces in its planning.

Reports say as many as 64 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force commandos, along with four MILF rebels and a civilian were killed in a gun battle that lasted as long as 11 hours. Government authorities claim the police were in the area to effect a warrant of arrest against two “high value targets” which the United States have identified as “international terrorists.” The MILF, for its part said, they had no choice but to defend themselves from the incursion that was in violation of their ceasefire agreement with the government.

In this video, Bayan spokesperson Teddy Casiño issues their initial statement on the incident.

FURTHER QUESTIONS TO AQUINO BEFORE HIS SPEECH TODAY

1. Shall you lie and deny that you approved the Mamasapano operation by arguing that there was no need for your approval because of standing warrants of arrest for Marwan and Basit?

2. Shall you lie and deny that you authorized the suspended PNP chief Purisima to carry out the entire project leading to the aforesaid operation and to direct the SAF for the purpose?

3, Shall you lie and deny that you authorized Executive Secretary Ochoa to provide everything that Purisima needed for the project and to keep other pertinent officials out of the loop?

4. Shall you lie and deny that you, together with Ochoa and Purisima, received orders from US officials who told you that their operatives had once more succeeded since sometime ago to give Marwan and his aides communications gadgets with embedded microchips to surveil them and gain real-time intelligence on their location?

5. Shall you lie and deny that you, together with Ochoa and Purisima, are responsible for treacherously and criminally deploying 392 SAF personnel in an area where you are required by ceasefire agreement to priorly consult and coordinate with the MILF regarding the deployment of your armed personnel in MILF territory?

6. Do you really think that you could sneak in such a large force without being detected long before they could reach any specific target? Don’t you know that dogs can wake up and bark even at 2 a.m. to alert the MILF?

7. Were you not being overeager to reap international publicity by posting yourself in a Zamboanga location with your American handlers?

8. Together with your accomplices, are you not criminally liable for putting into a death trap your own armed personnel in SAF?

— Prof. Jose Maria Sison

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE MILF ON THE INCIDENT LAST 25TH JANUARY 2015

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This is the official statement of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front relative to the unfortunate event that happened at Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25, 2015.

1. First and foremost, we express and send our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who died in the armed encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. The emotions of loss and pain are not alien to us Bangsamoro and Mujahideen. Nevertheless, respect and solidarity are due to all, irrespective of which side they belong.

2. Our concern is the truth. There will be a lot of speculations as to what happened and until what happened is established with credibility and integrity, the said incident will weigh down our current efforts to bring peace to our homeland.

3. ln order to give meaning to their deaths, we must resolve not to let something like this happen again. To this end, the MILF is convening a Special lnvestigative Commission (SlC) to be composed of members of the MILF Central Committee and BIAF General Staff who are tasked to investigate the events at Mamasapano, Maguindanao that resulted in the death of members of the MILF and of soldiers of the Philippine Government. The mandate of the SIC is to gather as much reliable information and interview witnesses to establish the truth. The SIC is given instruction to come up with a report to the Central Committee as soon as possible.

4. We hereby reiterate the MILF’s full commitment to the peace process with the Philippine Government. An enduring peace and justice remain to be our primary objective. In this regard, all actions and pronouncements of our political and military unit of the MILF should advance and adhere to this primary objective as much as possible and with due regard to the safety and security of our people and communities.

5. The MILF have been in negotiations with the Philippine Government for some time now. During this time both parties have established protocols, ways of proceedings and mechanisms, which support and keep the peace. Adherence to these mechanisms have created a peaceful environment and lessened actual hostilities through the years. It is unfortunate but not entirely surprising that when parties do not follow  established protocols lives are placed in harm’s way. We therefore recommit ourselves to follow these processes and protocols.

6. For widest dissemination.

Karapatan slams arrest of NDFP consultant and Bautista’s possible appointment as GPH peace panel chief

Photo: NDFP Peace Consultant Rogelio Posadas/ndfp.net

Photo: NDFP Peace Consultant Rogelio Posadas/ndfp.net


“Actions speak louder than words. The arrest of another the peace consultant Rogelio Posadas and Gen. Emmanuel Bautista’s possible appointment as chair of Aquino’s peace panel with the National Democratic Front of the Philippine contradict whatever hints of openness Aquino is trying to put on with regards to peace,” Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said.

Karapatan demanded from the BS Aquino government to release immediately NDFP peace consultant Rogelio Posadas.

Posadas was illegally arrested on January 9, 2015, less than a week before Pope Francis’ arrival in Manila and at a time when political prisoners all over the country were gearing for the nationwide hunger strike. Posadas is covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) with NDFP Identification Number ND978313 under the assumed name “Angel Jose.”

Posadas, 57, was travelling with two companions when a pick-up car overtook their motorcycle and flagged them down along the bio-ethanol plant in Brgy. Punao, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Some 12 members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion of Philippine National Police showed up and at commanded, at gunpoint, Posadas and his companions to raise their arms. Led by Captain Tony Benitez, members of the arresting unit searched Posadas but found nothing. They were then brought to PNP headquarters of San Carlos City.

The police interrogated Posadas in a conference room. He was told his two companions would be immediately released if he admits he is Rogelio Posadas. At around 3:30 am, he told the police he was Rogelio Posadas. By 4:00a.m., the PNP released his companions. Posadas was later brought to Cadiz PNP Headquarters.

The authorities arrested Posadas using the same warrant used against human rights worker Zara Alvarez, a former political prisoner. Posadas is charged with murder, robbery in band, and homicide.

Bautista: a rights violator, knows no peace

“As the brains of Oplan Bayanihan, the counter-insurgency program of BS Aquino, Ret. Gen. Bautista is the last person fit to sit as chair of GPH’s peace panel with the NDFP,” Palabay commented. Under Oplan Bayanihan, Karapatan recorded 229 victims of extrajudicial killings, 26 enforced disappearances, 700 illegally arrested and detained, and over 46,000 victims of forced evacuations. “BS Aquino reached the full extent of shamelessness if he appoints a certified human rights violator in the peace panel,” Palabay said.

“With Gen. Bautista at the helm, we dread that not one of the three remaining substantive agenda will be tackled. As a militarist, Gen. Bautista seems uninterested in tackling the roots of the armed conflict,like Aquino, and has consistently employed militarist means in addressing them through Oplan Bayanihan,” Palabay said.

“The possibility of Gen. Bautista heading the panel does not encourage good will for the peace talks to continue. We call for a resumption of the talks that would tackle the substantive agenda and not a circus,” Palabay concluded. ###

(Photo: NDFP Peace Consultant Rogelio Posadas/ndfp.net)

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ITANONG MO KAY PROF: Podcast on FQS Commemoration 2015 (Last Part)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF
Panayam ng Kodao kay Prof. Jose Maria Sison
January 22, 2015

4. Sa inyo po bang pagtingin, dapat pa bang magpatuloy ang KM? May mahalaga bang papel ang kilusang kabataan sa buong laban ng mamamayan?

JMS: Dapat magpatuloy ang KM. Nagpatuloy naman ito sa underground sa panahon ng martial law at pagkatapos. Nananatili ang pangalan na Kabataang Makabayan kahit na ito ay gumaganap ng papel ng Communist Youth League. Ipinagpapatuloy ng KM ang rebolusyong Pilipino sa hanay ng kabataan. Gusto nitong magwagi ang bagong demokratikong rebolusyon at kasunod nito umpisahan ang sosyalistang rebolusyon.

5. May mensahe ba kayo sa darating na paggunita sa FQS?

JMS: Ipagbunyi ang FQS bilang dakilang tagumpay ng kabataang Pilipino at sambayanan sa pakikibaka para sa pambansang kalayaan at demokrasya laban sa imperyalismong US, pyudalismo at burukrata kapitalismo. Parangalan ang mga martir ng FQS. Gunitain ang mga sakripisyo, pakikibaka at mga tagumpay ng mga lumahok sa FQS. Ipagbunyi ang pagpanday ng FQS sa maraming bayaning kalalakihan at kababaihan na nagpatuloy ng pakibabaka sa panahon ng martial law at hanggang ngayon.

Ang mga prinsipyo at layunin ng FQS ay buhay ngayon sa isip at damdamin ng ating mga kababayan na nais magkamit ng ganap na pambansang kalayaan, demokrasya, hustisya sosyal, pag-unlad, kasaganaan at kapayapaan.###

(Malaking pasasalamat kay Mon Ramirez sa kanyang mga siniping larawan ng FQS mula sa kanyang pagsasaliksik.)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF: Podcast on FQS Commemoration 2015 (Part 3)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF
Panayam ng Kodao kay Prof. Jose Maria Sison
January 22, 2015

3. Bakit po naging iligal ang Kabataang Makabayan o KM?

JMS: Magmula pa FQS ng 1970 galit na galit na si Marcos sa Kabataang Makabayan. Alam niyang matatag at militanteng kalaban niya ito. Alam niya ring ang KM ang pasimuno sa mga protesta sa buong bansa. Nang sinuspindi ni Marcos ang writ of habeas corpus noong 1971 pinag-aaresto niya ang ilang lider ng Kabataang Makabayan at gusto niyang sindakin ang buong KM at sambayanang Pilipino. Pero patuloy pa rin ang magiting na pagkilos ng KM laban sa rehimen. Sa pagdeklara ng martial law noong 1972, ginawa ni Marcos na ilegal ang KM at pinilit ito na mag-underground. Pinaghuhuli, tinotorture at pinagpapaslang ang mga KM na inaabutan ng kalaban. Sa gayon, karamihan ng mga nasa Bantayog ng Bayani ay mga lider at myembro ng KM. Ang KM naman ay nakatulong nang napakalaki sa pagpapalawak ng CPP, NPA at NDFP sa buong bansa.

(Malaking pasasalamat kay Mon Ramirez sa kanyang mga siniping larawan ng FQS mula sa kanyang pagsasaliksik.)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF: Podcast on FQS Commemoration 2015 (Part 2)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF
Panayam ng Kodao kay Prof. Jose Maria Sison
January 22, 2015

2. Ano po ang kabuluhan nito sa kasaysayan ng pagkilos ng mga kabataan laban sa mapang-api at anti-mamamayang mga patakaran mula kay Marcos hanggang sa kasalukuyan?

JMS: Makabuluhan ang First Quarter Storm ng 1970 sa kasaysayan ng pagkilos ng mga kabataan at sambayanang Pilipino dahil ipinakita ng pagbabalikwas na ito na kaya ng masang tumindig para sa mga pambansa at demokratikong karapatan, magtipon ng lakas at kumilos para labanan ang brutal na rehimeng Marcos. Sa pamamagitan ng FQS, lumakas ang mga organisasyong masa na may katangiang pambansa-demokratiko hindi lamang sa National Capital Region kundi sa buong bansa. Kumalat ang mga protesta sa mga prubinsya.

Ang FQS ng 1970 ay naging inspirasyon ng sambayanang Pilipino sa paglaban sa palubhang pagsasamantala at pang-aapi ng rehimeng Marcos. Sa panahon ng martial law, laging iniisip ng mga tao na dating kaya ng masa na gumawa ng FQS at kung gayon kayang gawin muli ang ganito para ibagsak ang pasistang diktadura. Ang FQS ang historical antecedent ng Edsa uprising at iba pang pag-aalsa na nagpabagsak sa pasistang diktadura. Ipinakita ng FQS kung paano gumawa ng ahitasyon at propaganda at magtipon ng maraming tao sa pamamagitan ng mga martsa at rali.

(Malaking pasasalamat kay Mon Ramirez sa kanyang mga siniping larawan ng FQS mula sa kanyang pagsasaliksik.)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF: Podcast on FQS Commemoration 2015 (Part 1)

ITANONG MO KAY PROF
Panayam ng Kodao kay Prof. Jose Maria Sison
January 22, 2015

1. Ano po ang ibig sabihin ng First Quarter Storm o FQS ng 1970?

JMS:Pumutok ang First Quarter Storm noong Enero 26, 1970 nang sinalakay ng mga pulis ang mga 10,000 demostrador sa harap ng Kongreso nang natapos ang state of the nation address ni Marcos. Sa unang kwarto ng taong 1970, mula Enero hanggang Marso, bumalikwas ang mga kabataan at iba pang mamamayan para labanan ang mga anti-mamamayan, anti-nasyonal at anti-demokratikong patakaran ng rehimeng Marcos at Estados Unidos. Sa bawat linggo, 50,000 hanggang 100,000 ang nagtitipon sa ibat-iang assembly point sa national capital region, sa Bonifacio Monument sa Caloocan, Tondo, Quezon City, Sampaloc, Pasay, Pasig Makati at ibang lugar.

Nagmamartsa ang mga demostrador at dumadagsa sila sa converging point. Daan-daang libong mamamayan sa dinadaanan ng mga martsa ang nagbibibigay suporta sa mga demostrador. Madalas na dumagsa ang mga nagmamartsa sa Plaza Miranda at pagkatapos tumutuloy sa harap ng Kongreso, ng Malakanyang o embahada ng Estados Unidos. Ang Kabataang Makabayan ang tampok na namuno sa kabataan. Kahit na gumagamit ng dahas ang rehimen para guluhin at supilin ang mga marta at rali, lalong lumalakas ang kilos masa at ang propaganda sa pambansang saklaw at sa mga lokalidad.

(Malaking pasasalamat kay Mon Ramirez sa kanyang mga siniping larawan ng FQS mula sa kanyang pagsasaliksik.)