Public warned vs. left-leaning groups seeking Congress seats

By Christine Cudis

February 13, 2019, 1:52 pm

MANILA -- As the 2019 mid-term election draws near, an anti-communist group on Tuesday warned the public against left-leaning parties seeking positions in Congress.

The Liga Filipina Independencia, which consists of former New People's Army (NPA) members, came forward to put up signages showing a list of alleged "sympathizers" of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its military arm, NPA.

In an interview Wednesday via text message, Ka Dario Bolivar said they have to make extensive efforts to inform the majority of the the communist terrorist groups’ manipulation.

"The public needs to be aware of this plot going on among these parties. They do not deserve our votes," Bolivar added.

The signage posted along streets of Quezon City in Metro Manila call on the public not to vote Makabayan Bloc's Bayan Muna, Kabataan Party-list, Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and Anakpawis.

In a previous interview, Ka Mario, also a former NPA rebel, expressed his disapproval of the Makabayan Bloc's continued deception.

"Itong Makabayan Bloc ang nagsisilbing legal front ng CPP-NPA, sa tagal nilang panloloko sa ating bansa nakabuo na sila ng sistema para gawing mas kapani-paniwala ang kanilang gawain na sa katotohanan ay pamemera lang naman talaga (Makabayan Bloc is the legal front of the CPP-NPA. With decades of deceiving our nation, they have already come up with a system to make their lies believable when truth is, this is all about exhausting finances)," he said.

Ka Mario further revealed that the youth sector is the group's main target for recruitment since they are more susceptible to propaganda.

"Kabataan ang una nilang pinupunterya kasi nga hindi pa nila nalalaman yung kabuuan ng kwento. Ang daling sabihing may mga inaabuso doon, dyan pero hindi nila alam na gawa-gawa lang naman ito ng Makabayan Bloc upang makuha ang kanilang simpatya. Tingnan mo, kahit sinong presidenteng maupo, merong reklamo di ba? Namemera na lang sila, paulit-ulit nila yung ginagawa (The youths are their main target because they are the most vulnerable. It is so easy to say that someone is being abused but the truth is, Makabayan Bloc just makes these up so they can earn their sympathy)," Ka Mario said.

He said his group has been making the rounds of sharing to the public their realizations after getting out of the communist movement.
It can be recalled that former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and 72 others were arrested in Talaingod, Davao del Norte in November 2018 for alleged human trafficking.
Ocampo was with ACT Rep. France Castro.

Ocampo, Castro and their companions are facing charges of violation of Republic Act No. 7610 in relation to child abuse, exploitation, and discrimination.

The Unites States and 15-member European Union (EU) have declared the CPP-NPA as foreign terrorist groups. (PNA)