NTF-ELCAC’s barangay development program: bloody counter-insurgency in a suit and tie

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC)’s barangay development program (BDP) is nothing but a milking cow for the regime’s corrupt cohorts at the local level and a terrorist instrument for the fascist Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)!

In the countryside, the BDP is being used by the military as a foothold on peasant communities.

It allows for increased military presence in several barrios and barangays, which leads to more peasant and national minority leaders, farmers, women, and children being harassed, abducted, threatened, illegally arrested, or falsely accused of being members of the New People’s Army.

The regime is using this sham ‘development program’ as an excuse to terrorize peasant communities into giving up their lands to make way for big foreign mining and plantation companies.

In urban areas, the BDP is being used as a tool for surveillance operations against democratic, patriotic, and progressive groups and individuals! In conjunction with the Anti-Terror Law, this bodes more human rights violations and the intensifying of Duterte’s fascist terror.

As the 2022 national elections inch closer, the people must also be vigilant against the regime’s attempts to use the BDP funds – along with the entire NTF-ELCAC budget – to bolster its campaign to stay in tyrannical power.

We must not let the Duterte regime get away with using the people’s hard-earned taxes to strong-arm its way into another six years in the reactionary seat of power, while using the same pool of cash to intimidate, torture, and kill masses in the cities and the countryside!

Ultimately, the BDP is but another bloody counter-insurgency program dressed in a crisp suit and tie!

The youth must militantly and resolutely see to it that the Duterte regime is made to pay for its sins against the people. Wage bigger protests and mass actions to assert the Filipino people’s democratic rights. Wield the masses’ broadest unity in the fight against Duterte’s tyranny.

Most importantly, the democratic and patriotic youth and masses must answer the call of history and join the New People’s Army to bring the people’s democratic revolution to triumph!

Duterte and his NTF-ELCAC must be held accountable for this crime against the people!

Abolish the NTF-ELCAC!
End the fascist regime’s tyrannical reign!
Frustrate Duterte’s fascist terror!

NTF-ELCAC’s barangay development program: bloody counter-insurgency in a suit and tie