Makabayan bloc mum on NPA attacks despite ceasefire

Makabayan bloc mum on NPA attacks despite ceasefire

The silence of the Makabayan bloc is so defeaning that one would ask why is this so.

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc has not issued any statements regarding the New People’s Army (NPA) attacks after a holiday truce with the government has been set in place.

The communist rebels were the very ones who broke the ceasefire on the first day of the Christmas truce.

Makabayan bloc in the House of Reppresentatives
(photo credit to owner)

No statements have been issued by lawmakers comprising the Makabayan bloc and that they are also mum on the questions thrown out to them by senator Panfilo Lacson that either the communist rebels are no longer heeding the orders of CPP founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison or he cannot be trusted.

the party-list lawmakers -- particularly, Bayan Muna Reps. Carlos Zarate and Ferdinand Gaite, Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago, Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas, ACT-Teachers Rep. France Castro, and Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao—have been asked by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) to weigh in on these issues but thave been always unavailable.

The truce between the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) new People’s Army (NPA)- National Democratic Front (NDF) started last Dec. 23 and will end at 11:59 p.m. of January 7, 2020.

However, the communist have made separate attacks against soldiers and policemen in Labo, Camarines Norte; Tubungan, Iloilo; and Quezon province on the first day of the implementation of the temporary ceasefire.

CPP founder Joma Sison downplayed the NPA attacks, saying they “do not mean willful and systematic violations of ceasefire" since they were isolated cases.

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