NTF ELCAC Statement On The Designation of 16 UGMOs of the CPP NPA NDF As ’Terrorist’ By the ATC
The NTF ELCAC rejoices in the designation of 16 underground mass organizations of the CPP NPA NDF as ‘TERRORIST’ by the Anti Terrorism Council:
1. Kabataang Makabayan;
2. Makabayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MAKIBAKA);
3. Katipunan ng Samahan ng mga Manggagawa (KASAMA);
4. Cordillera People's Democratic Front (CPDF);
5. Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions;
6. Katipunan ng mga Gurong Makabayan (KAGUMA);
7. Christians for National Liberations (CNL);
8. Revolutionary Organization of Lumads;
9. Moro Resistance Liberation Organization;
10. Liga ng Agham para sa Bayan (LAB);
11. Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MASAPA);
12. Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM);
13. Lupon ng mga Manananggol para sa Bayan (Lumaban);
14. Artista at Manunulat ng Sambayanan (ARMAS);
15. Makabayang Kawaning Pilipinino (MKP);
This has been a long time coming and brings us closer to a fuller protection of our people and our country and the complete purge from our beloved country of this violent and toxic ideology that has long fallen by the wayside of history precisely because of its inhumanity and irrelevance and that the Filipino people have long clearly rejected.
For over 5 decades, the terrorist CPP NPA NDF has been able to cause this much grief and destruction on the Filipino nation precisely because of the masks of nobility they wore where they pretended to advocate for noble causes that, in reality, they cared nothing for, pretend-advocates of human rights while at the same time being its worst and most egregious of offenders.
This pretend-nobility was bait they used to lure Filipinos into their above ground organizations like KABATAAN, ALLIANCE OF CONCERNED TEACHERS, BAYAN MUNA, ANAKPAWIS, GABRIELA, CEGP, IBON, KARAPATAN, NUPL, NUJP and many others to teach them the deeply wounding language of hate and mistrust towards government while denying any links to the CPP NPA NDF.
And once in, an unbearable number of our people have been methodically manipulated down the path of allegiance to these illegal underground organizations in which they are radicalized to believe the lie that the only solution to the ills of society is through the violent overthrow of government.
And so this chapter in our country’s history was writ in blood-soaked pages of Filipinos who have died at the hands of fellow Filipinos. A chapter filled with tears of our mothers who have searched the ends of the earth for children they can no longer hold because they now lie in shallow unmarked graves across the land, of our indigenous brothers and sisters being mercilessly massacred and frontlining a war they knew nothing about.
We are no longer taking it.
With the designation of these underground organizations as terrorist, we have effectively paralyzed their operations by the freezing of their bank accounts. And just as importantly, any membership and recruitment to these organizations are considered crimes.
We are one step away from getting the justice we have long raged for. Once the RTC proscribes the CPP NPA NDF as terrorist, their house that is built on deceit and lies by this terrorist organization will crumble —and we will be able to put behind bars those who’ve had the bloody nerve to deny any links to the CPP NPA NDF while at the same time are unable to condemn the million and one atrocities they’ve committed against the Filipino people.
We are ending what should have ended a very long time ago. We are now fiercest in our defense and we are taking back our country, our children, our indigenous peoples, the poorest among us from these communist terrorist fiends.
That chapter in our country’s history is over and we are writing a new one. And it will be filled with our children fulfilling their promise and living long, happy lives in a country free of this communist terrorist scourge.
Magtulungan tayo. Ipagdasal natin na iproscribe ng RTC ang komunistang teroristang CPP-NPA-NDF na “terorista”.
At tuloy tuloy nating ipaglaban ang ating mahal na Pilipinas.
Undersecretary Lorraine Marie T. Badoy
NTF ELCAC Spokesperson for Social Media Affairs and Sectoral Concerns