Sison blames Duterte of siding with oligarchs
“No amount of pretending to distribute land ownership certificates, be these token or fake, can
cover up his selfish and ugly role as an ultra-reactionary part of the oligarchy.”
This was the reaction of Community Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria
Sison to the pronouncement of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte who in his speech here Wednesday evening
belittled the revolutionary struggle waged by the Communist rebels in the country.
Meanwhile, Duterte visited the city to lead the distribution of the Certificates of Land Owners Award (CLOAs) to
some 3,400 agrarian beneficiaries, covering 5,808 hectares, in Northern Mindanao, at the University of
Science and Technology of Southern Philippines on Wednesday.
Despite Duterte’s “supposed familiarity with the revolutionary movement in the Southern Mindanao region,”
Sison said, the President pretends “not to know the great achievements of the movement and its government
in mass organizing, public education, land reform, production, health care delivery, cultural work,
disaster relief and rehabilitation and other endeavors for the benefit of the people.”
Sison was referring to Duterte’s statement that the CPP and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) “haven’t done anything… everything that you died for, the idea, your theology and politics, all of it came from Sison’s brain.”
Duterte also took a stab at the demand of the Communist insurgents for land and remarked about what happened in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, where nine sugarcane farmers were killed by armed men on October 20.
“To my siblings and sisters who are with the NPA, on the off chance that you need arrive appropriation, back off and hold up on the grounds that we will guarantee even the exclusive terrains, however we will do it as per the law,” Duterte said.
Following the shooting in Sagay, Duterte said he has requested Agrarian Reform Sec. John Castriciones to organize the conveyance of terrains secured under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in Negros and somewhere else.
“I instructed him to surrender everything for land change there in Bacolod. For the recipients who not able advantage from it, I requested Secretary Castriciones to give it away. Yet, don’t take and execute individuals in such a case that you do, my request to the police and the military is to have you removed,” the President forewarned.
Duterte said he would give the terrains to qualified recipients, however disclosed to them it isn’t possible medium-term and that there was no requirement for persuasive control of such properties.
“Simply hold up in light of the fact that I can’t speed things up,” he said.
Ruthless and degenerate official
Interestingly, Sison stated, “Duterte has been a ruthless and degenerate official industrialist serving the enthusiasm of outside companies, the huge compradors and landowners in ranches, logging, and mining.”
By making bogus charges of homicide against the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) in Negros Occidental, Sison said Duterte transforming the casualties of the Sagay slaughter into guilty parties since he is in cahoots with the huge landowners in Negros.
“Duterte is utilizing the beast intensity of the state to shield his kindred proprietors and conceal their violations against the ranch specialists and workers,” the Communist pioneer said.
Further, in an announcement a week ago, the NFSW has blamed a private equipped gathering with connections to some “control proprietors” as the ones in charge of completing assault in Sagay.