Posisyon sa drug war, pagsugpo sa komunista susi sa endorso ng PDP-Laban

Posisyon sa drug war, pagsugpo sa komunista susi sa endorso ng PDP-Laban

February 21, 2022 @ 4:13 PM 4 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Ang tanging paraan para sa isang presidential candidate na makuha ang pag-endorso ng Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban’s (PDP-Laban) ni Pangulong Rodrigon Roa Duterte ay ang pagsunod sa “11-point Agenda for Continuity” ng partido kabilang na rito ang pagpapatuloy sa “war on drugs, criminality and communist terrorism’ ng administrasyon.

Ang pahayag na ito ni PDP-Laban president at Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi ay tugon sa sinabi ni Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno ng Aksyon Demokratiko’s standard bearer na hangad niyang suportahan ng PDP-Laban ang kanyang kandidatura sa nalalapit na May 2022 elections.

“We will only endorse the presidential candidate who is fully committed to the continuity of President Duterte’s programs, advocacies and vision for the Philippines. These are non-negotiable,” ayon kay Cusi sa isang kalatas.

“I understand why many of our candidates have desired the support and endorsement of President Duterte and the PDP Laban’s, as only our beloved President has maintained a very high support from the people, even during the end of his term. His and the party’s endorsement is critical to a candidate’s victory,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Sinabi pa rin ni Cusi na ang kahit na sinuman na nais na makuha ang pag-endorso ni Pangulong Duterte ay dapat na hindi takot na ituloy ang adhikain nito na tuldukan ang salot na 53-years of communist terrorism sa Pilipinas.

Sinabi pa ni Cusi na mangyayari lamang ito sa pamamagitan ng “institutionalizing the National Task Force for Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict or NTF-ELCAC, and increasing the budget of the Barangay Development Program (BDP) and Retooled Community Support Program, and ending all peace talks with Joma Sison.”

“The candidate must pursue the better and more successful local peace engagement with the members and supporters of the New People’s Army,” ani Cusi.

Kailangan din aniya sa isang presidential bet na tiyakin na mapapanatili nito ang kampanya ni Pangulong Duterte laban sa ilegal na droga at paigtingin ang pagsisikap laban sa kriminalidad.

“He or she, should also maintain the country’s independence form the International Criminal Court (ICC), which temporarily halted its ongoing probe into the so-called “war on drugs” upon the request of the Duterte administration,” ayon kay Cusi.

Kailangan din aniya na isulong ng presidential candidate ang internal cleansing sa Philippine National Police (PNP) at Bureau of Customs (BOC).

“Kailangan talagang ituloy ang pagbabagong nasimulan na ni Pangulong Duterte. And that’s the reason the President has not yet endorsed any presidential candidate. He is still contemplating on a truly worthy successor,” aniya pa rin.

Gayundin, sinabi ni Cusi na ipagpapatuloy ng PDP-Laban na umiwas mula sa “personality-based politics” at kumilos tungo sa politika na “issue-based” upang mailabas ang makahulugang pagbabago para sa bansa.

“This is why the PDP Laban is obligated not only to continue and sustain… but to surpass this administration’s achievements such as the Build, Build, Build, free education for all levels, Universal Health Care, free irrigation, Barangay Development Program (BDP), and the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict or the NTF ELCAC. And the list goes on… So, these are really big shoes to fill in,” diing pahayag ni Cusi. Kris Jose