FORMER rebels and members of the communist struggle yesterday trooped to the embassy of The Netherlands in the country to called for nullifying the asylum status of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison and send him back to the Philippines to face the multiple consequences of his actions.
Members of the Liga Independencia Filipinas convened in Makati City to encourage the embassy officials to remove the privileges being given to Sison, and the revocation of his Dutch citizenship.
According to Art Bolivar, campaign officer of the NO TO COMMUNIST TERRORIST GROUP- COALITION (NTCT-C), Sison had been living lavishly and extravagantly in The Netherlands and exhausting the country’s resources on him alone while most of the members of the organization he had established continue to suffer and “grapple in the dark.”
“Ang nangyayari pa, mas marami pang injustices na idinulot ang mga giyera ng New People’s Army (NPA). Maraming nasaktan at namatay, wala namang naligtas katulad ng dapat sanang mithiin ng grupo,” Bolivar said.
Bolivar added that in the 50 years struggle of the CPP, no one came out to prove and say that their operations are legitimate.
Åccording to Bolivar, being a former member of the movement, he had been a witness to fellow colleagues who got disappointed and left the group, knowing that they are being led to nothing and their fight is considered a lost cause.
He admitted also that there is an internal conflict happening within the communist organization because the members allowed themselves to be involved in extortion and terroristic activities.
“Malaking pagsisi namin na dating kabahagi ng movement ang pagsali. Mali yung pakikipaglaban, mismo yung mga kasama na nakikibaka, sila mismo yung nag-aaway-away at karamihan ay terroristic act,” he added.
It can be recalled that on February 2018, a 55-page petition had been filed before the Manila court to declare the CPP-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front as a terrorist organization.
“Nanawagan ang aming Koalisyon sa mga opisyal ng DoJ na iproseso na at ideklara ang CPP-NPA-NDF na terorismong organisasyon at mga miyembro nito, partikular na si Joma Sison, Bolivar said.
He added that the members of the anti-communist group is still wondering why the court is taking a lot of time on their petition knowing that terroristic and extortion activities are being conducted by the CPP-NPA-NDF victimizing countless Filipinos.
Even Senator Panfilo Lacson urged the DoJ to prioritize the petition lodged against the CPP-NPA-NDF.
“I urge the executive branch, particularly the DoJ to follow up with the judiciary the case that they filed calling for the prescription of the NPA as a terrorist group which is provided under Section 2 of the Human Security Act of 2007.”