All insurgency and rebel groups like the New People’s Army (NPA), the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG), and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) must be crushed, purged and pulverized by the government at all cost. However, it is very much unfortunate that we have pseudo-intellectuals, pressure groups and leftist politicians in Congress who are trying their best to divert the attention of the government. Instead of urging the government to solve national security issues, these groups demand that the government focus on welfare issues. They strongly, passionately demand that the government instead spend more money on education, health care, transport, and other kind of welfare, and cut the national budget on defense.
These welfare groups are so politically naive. Now it’s very much important to look at reality before yielding to the socialist, welfarist demands of these people. Last month a group of NPA rebels attacked a bus terminal in Mati City. A CCTV camera captured the moment a lone cop was murdered by these rebels.
Here’s a news report on the incident:
A close circuit television camera captured an attack of the New People’s Army rebels at a lone policeman posted at a bus terminal in this city in the evening of June 7, 2011.The CCTV showed how the six rebels ganged up on Police Officer 3 Alfredo Salva who was at the outpost around 7:40 in the evening of June 7. Six rebels armed with handguns approached and shot him.
The victim however returned fire using his M16 rifle hitting the two assailants. PO3 Salva sustained shots in his body causing his death. Ramil Sallenes alias Bunso from Front Committee 18 also died from the wounds he sustained.
The wounded suspect was meanwhile identified as Ariel Manuray alias Commander Gary. Commander Gary is now recuperating at a hospital in Davao City.
This incident also reminds me of the video below:
The following are my previous commentary on the NPA issue:
While the Aquino government is determined to maintain its futile peace talks with the communist rebels, many companies and businessmen complain of extortion demands and threats. While President Aquino fiddles with his reconciliation efforts, a number of soldiers were murdered by the leftist rebels and other separatist groups. What an irresponsible regime! There should be no peace talks with the communist rebels!
It is no secret that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) employs extortion and threats to finance its revolution to turn this country into a freedom-less, property rights-less socialist slave pen. President Aquino should shun peace talks and do everything under his power to end insurgencies. Peace talks simply strengthen the rebels and other separatist groups. Peace talks give them the legitimacy they’re clamoring for. Peace talks are a threat to other sectors of our society like the mining companies in Mindanao that are being forced to pay P20 million in revolutionary tax per year and telecom companies whose cell sites are targets of bombing and sabotage.
Despite clear evidence and proof that socialism or communism failed in almost all slave pens on earth, the Leftists claim that the system is perfect but not the murderous dictators. They try to evade the fact that it is the system, which demands everybody’s enslavement and the use of brute force, that corrupts men. A system that abolishes individual rights and makes men the means to the ends of others and the state would logically lead to the rise of any potential dictator. The Leftists were also heavily hypnotized by Karl Marx’s evil lie that communism is different from socialism. The only difference between these two great lies is the number of deaths and the degree of man’s enslavement. We are now in an age of mediocrity ruled by the country’s intellectual mystics and collectivists. Unless the collectivist trend is reversed, the coming of a dictatorship of the left (communists) or the so-called right (fascism) is just a matter of time. The socialist members in Congress, who found a way to pursue their collectivist goal under the party-list system, are now advancing, as they take advantage of our mediocre Constitution that compromised our liberty and freedom to temporary unity and security. This creepy collectivist trend also takes a fillip from schools, religious institutions and the intellectuals that are preaching the value of altruism, self-sacrifice and the evil of self-interest. Unknown to them, the common denominator between communism, religion and our dominant mediocre culture is altruism.
However, protesting public school students claim they’re merely asking for the proper allocation of our national budget. How much share in the national budget do our public schools need? More than P500 billion? How about the other sectors of the government that need welfare state funding? How about the military? Most point to the military or defense, which receives most of the share in the pie. The advocates of “right to education” argue that the government must focus on education and de-prioritize our national defense. I say: TREASON! We are currently at war on various fronts: the communists, the Abu Sayyaf, and the Moro separatist group. Without a doubt, the country needs to prioritize our national defense because this is one of the proper roles of the government: to protect its citizens against invasion or internal threat. Those who would like to sacrifice our national defense in favor of the so absurd “right to education” are either stupid or have sinister agenda. With this, I say that the advocates of this ‘fiat’ freedom are morally guilty for their refusal to think or for harboring a sinister political agenda. The government must put more premium on our national defense. The solution to our economic crisis is free-market capitalism. That is, the government must guarantee economic freedom, privatize government-owned and controlled corporations, abolish redundant government bureaus, agencies, and offices, cut our taxes, guarantee less government spending, and abolish or privatize public schools, colleges, and universities.