Consequently, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. on Friday branded the Communist Party of the Philippines
(CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) as the biggest threat to the Philippines’ security and economy.
Esperon accused the CPP-NPA at a forum in Quezon City of wanting to “overhaul the democratic system” and
setting aside “the welfare of the Filipinos” in favor of centralism and putting the needs of the party first.
“They can always say the welfare of the state and the Filipino will come later, but what they really want is to
cut your governance,” Esperon said.
He later added, “I think what they are after is the pursuit of their desire to have a coalition government, parang
ganun ang gusto nilang mangyari.”
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and the Armed Forces of the Philippines earlier accused the CPP-NPA, which
Esperon branded as “terrorists, of having a three-year plan to oust Duterte that will culminate by October 2016 unless
he agrees to a coalition government.
NPA abuse peace negotiations
“Hindi pala peace negotiations ang gusto. Ginagamit lang yung peace process, peace talks para isulong yung
kanilang gustong mangyari na maging kanila ang gobyerno, o parte ng gobyerno,” Esperon said.
“I currently affirm that they propelled the Oust Duterte designs, which should come full circle in October 2018.”
The CPP denied any plans to expel Duterte and charged Esperon, Lorenzana, and Interior and Local Government
OIC Eduardo Año of distorting the gathering’s intend to fortify its belief system.
Hence, CPP organizer Joma Sison called the plans a manufacture by Duterte and “his warmonger assistants” of utilizing the push for a national government to “do a rightist overthrow.”
Peace talks ended
Esperon affirmed that the survey of every past concurrence with the CPP-NPA would proceed while peace talks were ended with the comrade gatherings.
These incorporate the Hague Joint Deceleration, Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) understanding, and the Comprehensive Agreement to Respect Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
Besides, we are not shutting the entryway for future transactions, kaya lang nire-survey lahat ng assentions,” he said. “Yung CARHRIHL ought to have the capacity to ensure regular people pero ang nangyayari ngayon tinatamaan yung non military personnel. Sino ba may gawa nito?”
On the other hand, assertions are demonstrated by the president-designated board to be disadvantageous to the Philippine government, the president will have the ability to scrap them.
“The president should choose that,” Esperon said.