Shame on you, religious leader tells pro-Reds solon
By Marita Moaje / Philippine News Agency
MANILA – A party-list lawmaker with ties to communist terrorist groups (CTGs) and with no known contribution to the country should feel “even a bit of shame” for criticizing Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand Gaite should instead examine himself and what he has done for the country, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy said in his online program Powerline aired on Thursday.
“Sabi mo napagod ka, nakakadismaya, napagod ka sa narinig mo na dalawang oras na SONA ng Pangulo, pero hindi ka napagod sa 52 years na pananalasa ng komunista (You said that you got tired, you were disappointed, you got tired of the two hours of the SONA of the President, but you never get tired of the 52 years of violence brought by the communists),” Quiboloy said.
He said Gaite, who has connections with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), could not even denounce the violence of CTGs.
“Sa pagpatay dito, pagpatay doon, pagsunog dito, pagsunog doon, hindi ka nasuya, hindi ka napagod. Kami pagod na pagod na (For killings left and right, arson here and there, you never get tired, but we are already very tired),” he said.
Quiboloy also shared the personal experiences of the members of his church, Davao-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ, at the hands of CTGs.
One of his coordinators saw his father killed right in front of him when he was just 11 years old.
Quiboloy’s church raised the child.
“Mga ministro ko, nangangaral sa kalsada, hinarap ninyo, binigyan ng .45 sa harap. ‘Wag na kayong mangaral dito, makapangyarihan itong .45 namin kesa Bibliya nyo (You showed a .45 caliber pistol to my ministers who were preaching on the streets, telling them that your pistol is more powerful than the Bible),” Quiboloy said.
CTGs also took away peace and order from indigenous peoples who were silently residing in the mountains.
Even in the cities, he said the CPP-NPA -NDF sends their Special Partisan Unit (Sparu) to commit murder and flee to the mountains without remorse and accountability.
“Mag-eextortion kayo kahit na sa mga maliliit na tindahan, tapos wala naman kayong tax accountability o accountability sa mga perang kinukurakot ninyo. Pinapadala ninyo lahat kay (CPP founder Jose Ma.) Sison (You extort even from the small stores, and you have no tax accountability for the money that you have taken. You send them all to Sison),” Quiboloy said, labeling members of the CPP-NPA-NDF as traitors.
The communists sow hatred toward the government and for the people who go against their so-called ideology and disrespect both military or civilians, he added.
52 years of violence
For 52 years, he said the CPP-NPA-NDF never ceased to criticize and try to overthrow the government.
“Kahit sino pa maging presidente,ibagsak, ibagsak. Hindi kayo nahihiya at hindi kayo napapagod sa ginagawa ninyo. ‘Yan ba ang na-itutulong ninyo sa ating bansa (You try to overthrow whoever becomes the president. You do not have shame and you never get tired of what you are doing. Is that all that you do to help the country)?” Quiboloy said.
He said the CPP-NPA-NDF’s lone mission is to overthrow the government and take over.
“Ganyan palagi, oust Duterte, oust kung sino ang nandyan kasi walang masaya sa inyo kundi kayo ang maka-upo (That is what you repeatedly do, oust Duterte. Oust whoever is the President because nothing will give you happiness except to get the position),” he added.
For 52 years, that is what the CTG has been doing, Quiboloy said.
“Anong naitulong mo sa ating bansa para sa kapayapaan? Nakapagbigay ka ba ng kahit isang vaccine? Nakapagpagawa ka ba ng isang daan na madadaanan namin (What have you done for the country to achieve peace? Have you even contributed even a single vaccine? Have you built even a single road where we can pass)?” he told Gaite.
The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. (PNA)