FROM WHERE I SIT

By Lorraine Marie Badoy

TODAY, we had to witness, once again, the travesty made commonplace by the CPP-NPA-NDF: the shameless spectacle of government workers who break Civil Service laws by brazenly undermining the work of an institution they are part of and do great harm to the country whose Constitution and Democracy they have sworn allegiance to.
 
Rosel Eugenio, president of Sandigan ng mga Empleyadong Nagkaisa sa Adhikain ng Demokratikong Organisasyon (S.E.N.A.D.O.), defended the CPP-NPA-NDF front, COURAGE, repeating the lie that these front advocates for workers’ rights and flatters himself by calling himself and the front he defends as ‘progressive and nationalist’.
 
Then he repeats the laughably familiar yarn reminiscent of DefendUPLB’s “death threats” – a faux pas so major it caused the fatal hemorrhage of their FB page by claiming that they’ve been receiving death threats since the DILG did what any responsible government agency that is in danger of communist terrorist infiltration does: get the names of union officials of COURAGE to protect and strengthen its own ranks.
 
Erwin Ocson, president of the Supreme Court Employees Association and the Judiciary Employees Association — both unions affiliated with COURAGE (like S.E.NADO)saw it fit to give advice to the highest court in the land to “stand its ground against impunity” and then this government worker insinuated that “politically motivated killings” were done by government forces.
 
And both of them did this on government time while using platforms their stint in government has afforded them.
The pure unmitigated gall of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
 
Because if Mr. Eugenio and Mr. Ocson have the courage of their convictions, they must tell government employees who have placed their trust in them and the labor unions they lead the truth about COURAGE and who it is they truly are: that they are operatives of the CPP-NPA-NDF and that COURAGE is a front of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
 
They must tell their innocent members that COURAGE, this above-ground organization, was created by the CPP-NPA-NDF precisely to weaken government from within by infiltrating the bureaucracy and USING rank and file employees as cover while they go about in the destruction of our country by first destroying government.
 
They must take off their masks of upholders of workers’ rights and tell the truth: that they don’t really give a rat’s ass about improving workers’ conditions and that it’s all a ruse to recruit them into joining the terrorist organization CPP-NPA-NDF.
 
That COURAGE is a recruitment agency of the CPP-NPA-NDF and them, the illegal recruiters.
 
This is accomplished with ease because ALL leaders of ALL COURAGE are hardcore cadres of the CPP-NPA-NDF who act in unison under orders of the CPP-NPA-NDF Central Committee in reaching the goal of first weakening government then aiming for its collapse so that our country may one day be a communist State.
Eugenio and Ocson are leaders of COURAGE and leaders as well of the underground illegal organization linked to it which is the MAKABAYANG KAWANING PILIPINO or MKP that advances, supports, colludes, conspires, collaborates in the overthrow of government via ARMED TERRORISM of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
 
So really what they are ticking time bombs – with the security of tenure no less - that will blow off the government infrastructure at a time of their choosing.
There are two other organizations created by the CPP-NPA-NDF precisely for the infiltration of government: The Alliance of Concerned Teachers targeting the 820,000 or so public school teachers and personnel.
 
And the Alliance of Health Workers that have infiltrated the Philippine Orthopedic Center, UP PGH, Lung Center, Kidney Institute, regional/provincial hospitals all the way down to the barangay levels.
 
The underground organization of the ACT is KAGUMA or Kalipunan ng mga Gurong Makabayan. And the underground organization of the Alliance of Health Workers is MASAPA or Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan.
 
What makes them illegal is their strict adherence to the violent overthrow of the government, the destruction of our democracy, and replacing it with at dead-as-a-doornail ideology, COMMUNISM.
 
So this Unholy Trinity of the CPP-NPA-NDF: COURAGE, ACT, AHW do the same thing: government infiltration, radicalization, recruitment in our public health system (AHW), our public school system (ACT), and the civilian bureaucracy (COURAGE): that there, my friends, is the ENTIRE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT.
 
Not to mention the six high-ranking party members of the CPP-NPA-NDF Bloc in Congress: Carlos Zarate, Arlene Brosas, France Castro, Ferdinand Gaite, Sarah Elago, Eufemia Cullamat.
 
There is, therefore a clear and present danger of an implosion in government that will paralyze government operations in the entire country that can lead to situations that are ripe for an uprising.
 
That is the most cherished dream and goal of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
 
I would like to tell them, however, to wake up from their fantasies so they feel the white heat of Rage of people who have woken up to the lies of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
 
Just recently, all 17 labor unions of the DSWD around the country disaffiliated themselves with COURAGE. And there are more set to do the very same.
Their walls are crumbling down and their day of reckoning is finally here.
 
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict is here to defend the integrity and safety of the government bureaucracy and of our workers, prevent and oppose all forms of infiltration and radicalization attempts conducted by the CPP-NPA-NDF using their created organizations.
 
And we are here for one thing and one thing alone: to finally put an end to this 52-year scourge that has deeply demoralized government by taking away what is rightfully ours: the nobility of our calling.
 
We are confident that when the President steps down in 2022, we will be handing over to the next administration a government in much better shape than what was handed to us and it will be free of communist vermin.
 
And our country will finally move forward. And we will finally have the peace that has eluded us for over 5 decades now.
 
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas 
 
(Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy is a spokesperson of the National Task Force o End Local Communist Armed Conflict.)
 

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Dr. Lorraine Badoy Is Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary for External Affairs and New Media