NDFP replies to AFP Chief of Staff General Año re plot to assassinate Sison and oust Duterte

National Democratic Front of the Philippines
National Executive Committee

The National Executive Committee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has ample information about the CIA-instigated two-stage plot to assassinate the NDFP chief political consultant Prof. Jose Maria Sison and subsequently to oust President Duterte. The information has come in recent weeks from several corroborating sources inside the reactionary armed forces.

The NDFP National Executive Committee has sufficient factual basis and compelling reason to expose the two-stage military plot in order to discourage and frustrate its implementation. In due time, more facts shall be revealed, with due consideration to the safety and security of patriotic military officers who are the sources of information.

General Año / Inquirer file photo

General Eduardo Año, chief of staff of the Philippine reactionary armed forces, is completely unqualified to posture as an honest person and to cast invectives against Prof. Sison who is the target of the first stage of the military plot.

General Año is a brutal and malicious person who has lived on deception and lies and has been promoted from one position to another by engaging in psywar, abductions and extrajudicial killings, such as those of Jonas Burgos and Leoncio Pitao or Ka Parago.

It is utterly malicious for Año to cite as “figment of imagination” the assassination plot that was launched against Prof. Sison in 1999 and 2000 during the time of the Estrada regime. Two members of the hit team gave to the NDFP continuous information about the planning and implementation of the plot.

Colonel Reynaldo Berroya, who was to be reinstated in the Philippine National Police and promoted to the rank of general, exposed the assassination plot against Prof. Sison
in a nationwide DZBB broadcast in January 2001 and went to The Netherlands to give information to the Dutch police in February 2001.

Berroya had so much vital information because a key member of the first hit team sent to The Netherlands was a former operative of his and had used a Visa card to evidence his trip on the secret mission to The Netherlands. The Dutch police would later verify the Visa card and some real Philippine passports with false names of some members of the hit team.

General Año has no respect for the facts and the truth as well as for the legal system of his own rotten reactionary government. In an earlier, ad hominem attack on Prof. Sison, he disregarded the conclusive resolution of the Manila prosecutors in 1994, dismissing as groundless and based on sheer speculation the false charge of multiple murder related to the Plaza Miranda grenade throwing in 1971.

The NDFP does not recommend psychiatric treatment to General Año because he is obviously an irredeemably cold-blooded and cunning butcher. It is his boss Rodrigo R. Duterte who needs urgent professional psychiatric help for trusting him too much and other military officers who have consistently sabotaged the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations.

The Duterte regime is characterized by a mania for mass murder. It engaged in killing people and bombing communities even when there were reciprocal unilateral ceasefire declaration from August 2016 to February 2017. It has carried out a ceaseless all out war policy against the revolutionary forces of the people and yet wish to paralyze them with a protracted and indefinite ceasefire.

The Philippines is now ruled by a bloodthirsty regime that has already committed 12,000 extrajudicial klllings, far outstripping in one year the 3000 extrajudicial killings ascribed to the Marcos fascist regime in 14 years and subsequently proven in the US federal court system.###