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FIFTY-THREE years since the Communist Party launched a conspiracy to topple our democratic government through force, killing over 14,000 of the Republic's soldiers and police, I find it scandalous for a senator of the Republic to claim that this scourge of this land is merely fighting for social justice.

I am referring to Sen. Loren Legarda, who in a speech the other day in Congress, a prime symbol of democracy, also said, referring to the Reds: "Believing in policies and philosophies that may be left of center, so to speak, does not make anyone subversive."

Her idol? Sison posing as Mao’s reincarnation in a Dutch park. Inset: Legarda with Sison in an undated photo. PHOTO FROM INDYBAY.ORGHer idol? Sison posing as Mao’s reincarnation in a Dutch park. Inset: Legarda with Sison in an undated photo. PHOTO FROM INDYBAY.ORG

This is not just naïve, but plain ignorant. The Communist Party is not just "believing in policies and philosophies" — which they only have sketches of. It is trying to overthrow by force our democracy, even if much of it is the kind of celebrity politics that catapulted the TV broadcaster to a seat in the Senate of our Republic.

Didn't she take some course for her Masters in National Security Administration at the National Defense College that would have informed her that the Communist Party is far from being "left of center" but is now in the lunatic radical Left fringe, since only three active communist parties still believe in Mao Zedong Thought?

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How can the CPP be "left of center" — a term referring to the numerous socialist parties participating in democracy — when it continues to espouse armed struggle against the government, with its New People's Army (NPA) now routinely using mines, a weapon banned by international law, to kill and horribly maim the Republic's soldiery?

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I cannot fathom why Legarda would see as "left of center" the organization which was incontrovertibly the architect of the 1971 bombing of the Liberal Party miting de avance in Plaza Miranda, which changed history, and which forced the Marcos hand in imposing martial law.

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It is scandalous for Legarda to claim in her press release that "there are many faceless, nameless heroes — having celebrated National Heroes' Day last Monday — who may be associated with the Communist Party of the Philippines." What? It is only the CPP's propaganda fronts — especially the Bantayog ng mga Bayani — which have routinely included in its roster of "heroes" NPA commanders and CPP cadres.

It is shameful for Legarda as a reservist with the rank of colonel — technically a part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines — to look at the Reds as some kind of heroes who are merely fighting for social justice, when the NPA has killed, based on Armed Forces documented reports, 14,000 soldiers and officers of our military.

Include probably another 6,000 policemen executed by the NPA and its Alex Boncayao Brigade, and Legarda's heroes have killed 20,000 of our uniformed men who were defending the Republic.

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