The CPP leadership's
latest denial of responsibility for the assassination of Ka Popoy Lagman
is not worth the paper it is written on coming as it is from barefaced
liars and unrepentant Stalinists. While we point no accusing finger at
the CPP for the murder of Ka Popoy, neither can we absolve them of any
blame pending definite evidence.
In truth, Ka Roger's
latest press statement aims not so much to clear the CPP since it,
typically, offered no shred of evidence but merely advanced accusations.
More than that, Ka Roger sought to hit two birds with one stone: slander
the revolutionary record of Ka Popoy and provoke bloody intrigue between
the Partido ng Manggagawang Pilipino and the RPM-RPA-ABB.
Ka Roger's repeat of the
stale gossip about the PEA-Amari land deal does not deserve another
denial. Rather we direct the media to seek the statements of independent
parties familiar with the issue-such as Atty. Alex Padilla who acted as
counsel to the Freedom Island urban poor residents-who have no partisan
interest to distort the truth.
Ka Roger's assertion that
we are preparing to exact vengeance on the RPM-RPA-ABB is a blatant
intrigue meant to rouse reprisal. At present, the only thing we can
conclusively accuse the RPM-RPA-ABB of is shameless capitulation in
exchange for a few pieces of silver. We will not fall prey to bloody
intrigue among the Left that the CPP is naively provoking and the State
is carefully manipulating.
The CPP's cold-blooded
murder of Romulo Kintanar and Ka Roger's purposive intrigue about Ka
Popoy has opened the Left to a fratricidal war that the military will
incite and inflame in order to crush the whole revolutionary movement.
We call on well-meaning individuals and groups to intervene and put
political pressure on the CPP to stay its bloody Stalinist hands and
We reiterate that we are
discreetly conducting our own investigation of Ka Popoy's murder, and we
will only reveal the results and our definite conclusions at the
opportune time. ###