by Ben Serrano
July 12, 2009
BUTUAN CITY- The National Democratic Front (NDF) North Central Mindanao today blamed recent bombings in Mindanao and other parts of the country as allegedly the doings of the police and military as pre requisite to justify declaration of Martial Law by the Arroyo administration.
The NDF press statement signed by its spokesman Ka Cesar Renerio furnished to this writer said the nationwide bombings that maimed and killed innocent civilians was part of the scenario of President Arroyoâ€™s clinging to power beyond 2010 the time her term ends.
The NDF said there are three options for President Arroyo to remain in power, one is to amend the constitution, two, no election scenario and the proclamation of martial law due lawlessness and many alibis.
NDF further said that since the numbers one and two options seemed to have failed after trying it hard to have it passed before bar of pubic opinion many times, the Arroyo regime is now trying to lay down requisites for the declaration of martial law that it is to sow terror and fear on civilian populace.
NDF cited warnings issued by 6th ID Philippine Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Ponce last March 2009 accusing the â€œMILF and Jemaah Islamiyahâ€ to launch series of bombings whose warnings happened to be true later.
After which the alleged bombings, comes â€œOplan August Moonâ€ that lays down plan by Army and Police Generals under Batch â€™78 of the Philippine Military Academy to prolong stay of President Arroyo in power.
NDF also cited earlier pronouncements of National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales in the creation of Transition Government to pave way in amending the constitution.
The NDF claimed that in order to strengthen the need to declare martial law, the government itself allegedly through the military and the police had sow terror by allegedly sounding bombs after bombs in Quezon City, Jolo, Iligan City, Cotabato City, Davao del Norte ug Manticao, Misamis Oriental.
â€˜They are now trying to condition the minds of poor, helpless Filipinos by sowing tremendous fear and alarm that will justify declaration of Martial law just like what happened during the Marcos regime in the â€˜70s â€œ the NDF statement said.
The NDF further claimed that Aquino-U.S. despotic regime desperately wanted to cling in power to promote and advance their vested interests at the expense of the general welfare and interests.
â€œBut everything in this World has its own time and end, like any despotic regime in the World everything has an end because the general public wonâ€™t allow itâ€, the statement said.
NDF warned that declaration of martial rule in the country would lead to mass uprising like what happened to People Power revolt in 1986 and 2001 and the further strengthening of armed revolt of the masses.
â€œIf Arroyo will declare Martial law to perpetuate her regime in power, it will be a kiss of death of her political career and will seal an end of hers and her close alliesâ€™ political ambitions and greedâ€, NDF statement concludes.
The NDF North Central Mindanao Committee covered the areas of Caraga Region and Region 10