Leftist militant groups Bayan, LFS, KMP, Anakbayan, Anakpawis, KMU and other CPP-NPA-NDF protest the conduct of Balikatan 2016, demanding the withdrawal of all US troops and junking of VFA/EDCA.
The same groups initiated and manipulated the recent Kidapawan violent incident.
Their old paranoia is US imperialism.
If you study Marxism, Leninism, and Mao Tse Tung Thought, their basic means to achieve their political ends are class struggle, revolution, dictatorship of the proletariat (i.e., a one-party system under the Communist Party, as in China, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union), and regimentation of the mind and conscience.
There are two kinds of such destructive forces in our political system now:
(1) The violent underground CPP-NPA-NDF; and
(2) Their legal front in the Lower House, i.e., the leftist partylists Bayan, et. al., which swallow and enjoy their multi-million pork barrels, salaries, perks and junkets in Congress as any other dirty traditional politicians (trapos) do, while secretly sharing portions thereof to their underground counterparts.
As the May 2016 national election approaches, their destabilizing and violent mass actions escalate.
Kidapawan is their latest event.
Freedom-loving, law-abiding and right-thinking Filipinos should not allow themselves to be misled by such violent and undemocratic forces and by the presidential and local candidates who support them, openly or silently, e.g., Duterte of Davao City.
If we want to continue the progress of our country, let us strengthen the democratic and republican tenets and principles enunciated in our Constitution (and reject the Red Book of Mao Tse Tung, the communist writings of CPP-NPA founder Jose Ma. Sison, and the manipulative press releases of his mercenary spin doctors/propagandists in the media).
Atty. Manuel J. Laserna Jr.
Las Pinas City