Vice president and presidential aspirant Leni Robredo has once again earned condemnation by underground Left, after her seeming 180 degrees shift of support to the National Task Force (NTF)-ELCAC.
Robredo after being given a “security briefing” by the top leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) seems to have succumbed, Marco Valbuena, information officer of the CPP Central Commitee said, “ to fascist tyranny and US security dictates.”
Robredo the other day declared support for the “mandate” of the NTF-Elcac and called its Barangay Development Program (BDP) “the best part of everything.”
Unhappy, the CPP denounced Robredo, “she seem(ed) to have accepted the erroneous analysis of the roots of the armed conflict that the military is presenting to justify the billions upon billions of pesos of funds placed in the hands of corrupt military officers.”
Valbuena reminded Robredo, “contrary to the false picture being painted by the NTF-Elcac, it is not the lack of roads, school buildings or clinics that condemn the vast majority of people in the countryside to poverty; rather the lack of land to till, low farm wages, high costs of fertilizers, low farmgate prices, liberalized importation and smuggling of agricultural products.”