CPP Denounces Secret Meeting of US and Philippine Defense Officials

Information Bureau
April 16, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today charged the Obama regime of plotting to intensify US military intervention in the Philippines in the twilight of its puppet regime amid the highly volatile situation in the runup to the May 2010 elections. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Garry Reid arrived Wednesday and met secretly with Department of National Defense (DND) undersecretary Antonio Romero, DND undersecretary Arturo Lumibao and other senior security and military officials of the Arroyo regime.

“US imperialism and its defense and security officials are gravely concerned with the continued growth of the Filipino people’s revolutionary armed struggle and the failure of the terminal US-designed Internal Security Operation Plan Bantay Laya to defeat or even cripple the revolutionary movement in the Philippines,” said the CPP. “The Obama administration has also become highly concerned with the volatility of the present elections in the Philippines and the possibility of recourse to military rule to support the extension of the Arroyo puppet regime and suppress the people’s resistance.”

“The US military has long been providing military aid and advice to the puppet reactionary government in the effort to fight the revolutionary movement and suppress the broad anti-imperialist forces of the Filipino people. It maintains the loyalty of the puppet armed forces in order to continue using the Philippines as a staging point for the US military forces in the Asia-Pacific Region,” the CPP added.

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Since 2001, the US military has been maintaining a 600-strong contingent based in Western Mindanao under the US Pacific Command.

The CPP stated that “In the secret meeting, the US defense official is expected to inquire about the AFP’s implementation of the US-designed Oplan Bantay Laya with the objective of determining further areas of military advice, assistance, coordination and even more direct means of intervention.”

“The US imperialists are plotting increasing military intervention especially in the face of CPP’s declaration to step up its guerrilla warfare and reach the stage of strategic stalemate in its people’s war within the next five years.”

“Reid’s visit also has the objective of sizing up the puppet military and identifying points of intervention in the face of a possible breakdown of the electoral process on May 10,” the CPP added.

“The CPP denounces US interventionism and its surreptitious involvement in the counter-revolutionary war of the reactionary regime to suppress the people’s revolutionary resistance and intervene in the political and military affairs of the country. The US is increasingly meddling in the raging civil war in the Philippines and setting the stage for another Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Haiti.”

Marco Valbuena
Media Officer

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  1. May i be enlightened, why the CPP is tolerating these NPA to collect TPC among candidates…

    If the NPA is truly the peoplers army…so they claim….. is it only to mean they are doing that mainly to sow fear among candidates that they should be followed by giving them money…

    we have to remember that candidates in rural areas,, lived also much poorer than others , yet out of loved for their country and the need to survive ,feed their families,, resort to politics ,in the hope of gaining a seat. in public office… as a source of livelihood.. yet they are deprived by their own kababayan ,these NPA's during election time…

    eh lumumalabas na pangungutong na ito eh!./…. pag di ka magbifgay ..papatayin ka naman,

    You can just imagine the sufferings of people living in the barrios….

    We do not live in harmony anymore… CPP..sow always misunderstanding … sowing fear among masses…

    I am not a military man,, am a simple man,with simple aspiration… TO BE ABLE TO LIVE,HERE IN OUR COUNTRY, DO MY JOB..WHATEVER IT IS ..EXERCISE MY PRIVILEGE TO BE VOTED UPON AND TO VOTE…….

    Akoy naiinis din sa mga masasamang tao sa gobierno..pero ang armed uprising is not good for a country aspiring also to be a member of community of nations.

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