Insurhensya, naghihingalo na – AFP

Insurhensya, naghihingalo na – AFP

January 2, 2023 @ 8:24 AM 1 month ago

MANILA, Philippines- Sinabi ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) nitong Linggo na itinutulak ng kakulangan ng suporta ang communist insurgency para maging “dying movement.”

“We have achieved (a) significant breakthrough in our campaign to end local communist armed conflict. With reduced capability and loss of people’s support, the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines) could hardly initiate (a) tactical offensive to threaten the peace,” ani AFP spokesperson Col. Medel Aguilar.

“Far away from achieving its political objective, the CPP cadres are hanging on its last breath for the economic benefits afforded by the party’s resources generated locally and abroad. Ideology is just a memory to (a) dying movement,” dagdag niya.

Idinagdag niya na ang pagkawala ng CPP leadership at iba pang mga miyembro ang nagpahirap i-convene ng liderato nito ang national congress at makapaglagay ng bagong hanay ng executive committee members.

“Never before had the party experienced this difficulty in consolidating what remains of its members. Benito Tiamzon is nowhere to be found to make critical decisions for the party. His reported death is feared by the 54-year-old party to cause further demoralization and disintegration within the organization,” pahayag ni Aguilar.

Punaw si CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison sa edad na 83 sa the Netherlands 12 araw bago ipagdiwang ng CPP ang 54th anniversary nito noong Dec. 26.

Samantala, ikinatuwa naman ng AFP spokesperson na may nararating ang kanilang kampanya laban sa local terrorist groups (LTGs).

“The framework we are using in the fight against Daesh, Al Qaeda, Daulah Islamiya and ISIS-affiliated local terror groups resulted to the decline of indiscriminate acts of violence, which include IED (improvised explosive device) explosions and attack to against civilian populace; stoppage of the kidnap-for-ransom activities; neutralization of LTG key personalities; surrender of its fighters; and recovery of its mass bases or civilian supporters,” pahayag ni Aguilar.

“Amidst cultural diversity and ideological differences, the only way forward is helping one another and working together along with the government’s sincere efforts for unity and reconciliation. Happy New Year to one and all,” dagdag niya. RNT/SA