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Ping: Localized Peace Talks, Dapat Isulong sa Mga Rebelde

Usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng gobyerno at mga rebelde, mas naaangkop sa lokal na lebel.

Ito ang paraan na nakikita ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, chairman ng Senate National Defense Committee, para matigil ang karahasan sa mga lugar na tukoy na pimamahayan pa rin ng mga armadong grupo gaya ng New People’s Army (NPA).

Ayon sa mambabatas, tama lamang na isulong pa rin ang pakikipag-usap ng pamahalaan sa mga armadong grupo na sinasabing may ipinaglalaban, bagama’t nasa mas mainam na kalagayan ang lokal na pamahalaan para tugunin ang kanilang hinaing.

“Giving up on peace should not be an option. But given the failures of past administrations who engaged in centralized peace negotiations, I fully support the present efforts of localizing it,” pahayag ni Lacson matapos ang huling pagdinig ng Senado sa red-tagging.

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Lacson Reiterates Support for Localized Peace Talks with Insurgents

While the government should not give up on peace efforts with insurgents, it would be better to pursue localized talks with them.

On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson reiterated his support for localized peace talks.

“Giving up on peace should not be an option. But given the failures of past administrations who engaged in centralized peace negotiations, I fully support the present efforts of localizing it,” he said.

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Third Senate Committee Hearing on Red-Tagging

As far as we are concerned, a dead NPA rebel or a dead soldier is only as bad and tragic as a dead Filipino. For we see no difference at all except probably the cause that they fought and died for.” – Sen. Ping Lacson, at the start of the third Senate committee hearing on alleged red-tagging.

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Ping: May Mga Sumusuweldo sa Gobyerno, Bakit Di Kayang Tuligsain mga Kalaban ng Estado?

Sumusuweldo sa gobyerno pero “sumusuporta” sa mga kalaban ng estado kahit pa nasa poder o puwesto.

Isa ito sa mga lumabas sa pagdinig ng Senate Committee on National Defense na pinamumunuan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, na dinaluhan ng mg kasalukuyan at dating partylist representatives kaugnay sa red-tagging.

Ayon kay Lacson, mauunawaan niya kung nagpakita sila ng “sympathy for their cause but not their methods” tungkol sa New People’s Army.

Bagama’t maaaring itangkang pabagsakin ang pamahalaan sa mapayapang paraan tulad ng dalawang EDSA revolution, hindi katangggap-tanggap na ang mga sumusuweldo mula sa gobyerno ay hindi lamang mananahimik at sa halip ay kinukunsinti pa ang mga puwersang nais itong pabagsakin.

“Senate red-tagging inquiry: Will somebody help explain the logic of some members of Congress publicly condoning the New People’s Army that has been waging a protracted armed guerrilla warfare against the same government that employs them?” banggit ng mambabatas sa pamamagitan ng Twitter.

“I would have expected a ‘sympathy for their cause but not their methods’ response from the Makabayan bloc who attended the second red-tagging hearing yesterday. That would have been understandable and completely acceptable as a response to my question about the NPA,” dagdag ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson Questions Paradox of Lawmakers Condoning NPA’s Armed Warfare vs Government
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Lacson Questions Paradox of Lawmakers Condoning NPA’s Armed Warfare vs Government

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson questioned the “paradox” of lawmakers who continue to condone the New People’s Army and its armed warfare against the same government that employs them.

Lacson said that while one may attempt to bring down a government through peaceful means as institutionalized by the two EDSA “peaceful revolutions,” “something is irreconcilable” if one who gets salary from government cannot denounce atrocities against it.

“Senate red-tagging inquiry: Will somebody help explain the logic of some members of Congress publicly condoning the New People’s Army that has been waging a protracted armed guerrilla warfare against the same government that employs them?” he said in a post on his Twitter account Tuesday evening.

“I would have expected a ‘sympathy for their cause but not their methods’ response from the Makabayan bloc who attended the second red-tagging hearing yesterday. That would have been understandable and completely acceptable as a response to my question about the NPA,” he added.

Related: Ping: May Mga Sumusuweldo sa Gobyerno, Bakit Di Kayang Tuligsain mga Kalaban ng Estado?
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Kapihan sa Senado forum | May 9, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Bikoy’ caper
– Palace’s new matrix
– May 13 midterm elections
– businesses of foreign nationals in PH that discriminate against Filipinos

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Ping: Hindi Dapat Kay Joma Lang Nakatutok ang Gobyerno sa Pakikipag-Usap sa Mga Rebelde

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Hindi dapat kay Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison nakatutok ang gobyerno sa pakikipagusap sa rebeldeng komunista upang makamit ng bansa ang napakatagal nang hangad na kapayapaan.

Idiniin ito ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police chief Panfilo Lacson matapos magpakita ng malinaw na indikasyon ang Malacanang ng muling pag-upo sa negotiating table sa usapang pangkapayapaan.

Kabilang sa mga positibong hakbang ng Malacanang ay ang pagbuo ng panel na makikipag-usap sa mga rebelde, partikular sa mga hindi nakikinig kay Sison.

Ayon kay Lacson, matagal na niyang isinusulong ang nabanggit na sistema kasama ang localized peace effort para direkta umanong makakakapagpalitan ng kondisyones ang magkabilang grupo.

“Such a move is long in coming. I have always believed that this is the better way to deal with the five-decade insurgency problem,” pagbubunyag ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson: High Time Gov’t Went Beyond Joma in Talking to Communist Rebs
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Lacson: High Time Gov’t Went Beyond Joma in Talking to Communist Rebs

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It is high time the government focused its peace efforts with communist rebels on those who do not listen to Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Tuesday.

Lacson said such efforts, coupled with localized peace talks, is the better way to end the five-decade-old insurgency problem as the strength of New People’s Army rebels varies in various localities.

“Such a move is long in coming. I have always believed that this is the better way to deal with the five-decade insurgency problem,” said Lacson, who has dealt with the communist New People’s Army as a member of the now-Philippine National Police which he headed from 1999 to 2001.

“I have been batting for localized peace talks and in fact strongly suggested the same to former Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in one committee hearing of the Senate Committee on Peace and Unification chaired and presided by Sen. Gregorio Honasan II,” he added.

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Interview on DWIZ: Ending the budget impasse | March 23, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Senate-HOR meeting to end the budget impasse
– complaint filed by former Ombudsman and SFA vs Chinese leader before ICC
– measures to prevent future water crises
– localized peace talks with CPP-NPA

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Ping: Lahat Na Lang ng Presidente Gusto Patalsikin, NPA Dapat Nang Tawaging Terorista

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Kailangan nang kalampagin ng Department of Justice (DOJ) ang hudikatura upang mabatid kung ano ang kinahantungan ng asuntong tumutukoy sa New People’s Army (NPA) bilang terorista.

Ginawa ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang panawagan sa ahensiya bunga na rin ng walang humpay na panggugulo ni Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison sa gobyerno, limang dekada nang nakalipas.

“(CPP founder Jose Maria Sison) has been at it for the past 50 years. So many lives lost already. DOJ should follow up with the court the proscription case vs the NPA as a terrorist group as per Section 2 of Republic Act 9372,” bahagi ng panawagan ni Lacson sa post niya sa kanyang Twitter account.

Related: Lacson: CPP ‘Priority’ to Oust Sitting President in 2019 an Added Reason to Tag NPA as Terror Group
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