Communists call for PNoy's ouster from office

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 26 2013 02:16 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2013 02:09 AM

MANILA - The Communist Party of the Philippines called on its supporters to push for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino III amid his alleged faults against the nation.

In its 45th anniversary statement, the party said: “Let us do our best to cause the ouster of the Aquino regime or compel Aquino’s resignation from his office because of puppetry to US imperialism, corruption, electoral fraud, grave human rights violations, mismanagement of pre-disaster preparations and disaster aid, mendacity, unrestricted mining, logging, land-grabbing and other forms of destroying the environment.”

It said it is not impossible to overthrow the Aquino government as seen in the Marcos and Estrada regimes.

“Even if this would not succeed, the movement would still be strengthened and will further cause the US-Aquino regime to fail in its brutal attempt to destroy the armed revolution of the people,” the CPP said.

It said the Aquino government is no different from other regimes, contrary to what it has trumpeted when it came into power.

“The Filipino people have been further outraged by the corruption of the Aquino regime with the exposure of the disappearance of calamity funds for the victims of natural disasters and with its criminal failure to make pre-disaster preparations to ensure the safety of the people and to provide timely and adequate rescue and relief to the millions of people assaulted by the monster winds of the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and storm surges,” it said.

The CPP also blasted the government for its unwillingness to pursue real peace.

“It has no choice but to wait for the next regime to engage in serious negotiations. It remains to be seen whether the regime can make a final peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that does not arouse the opposition of the Moro National Liberation Front headed by Nur Misuari and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. We are optimistic that the Bangsamoro will continue to struggle for self-determination and ancestral domain so long as these are not fulfilled,” it said.

Last April, the Philippine government said it will no longer return to formal peace negotiations with the CPP due to the communist party's refusal to return to the negotiating table without preconditions.

Then government peace panel chairman Alex Padilla said the CPP did not not want to pursue talks during the campaign season because they would have to stop their collection of permit to campaign fees.