OPINION: Dear Armed Forces, instead of ‘Red October’, look for ‘Red’ Rodrigo

Raïssa Robles

Posted at Oct 01 2018 01:53 PM

It’s quite disturbing that while the military has bared a ‘Red October’ plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, it is stunningly silent on Duterte’s self-confessed links with the Left. Duterte has called himself the Philippines “first Left President” and a member of Bayan.

From interviewing generals and reading the ‘Confidential’ and ‘Top Secret’ files shared discreetly with members of the media, I have long realized that the military makes no distinction between the so-called ‘above-ground’ legal Left and the armed Left. To the military, both operate together. In addition, the legal Left serves as a recruitment arm of the New People’s Army, according to generals and colonels I have interviewed.

With this in mind, I decided to make a video blog because this method seems to be the most effective way of explaining.

Here it is. Below the video, I have attached my voice-over presentation.

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MY VOICE-OVER PRESENTATION

Dear Armed Forces of the Philippines,

You’ve been warning everyone of a plot to destabilize the government and grab power. You say it’s called Red October and it involves the communists, the military and opposition.

Wait, did you know?

There is another communist plot to grab power. It’s based in Malacanang Palace and it involves this guy here.

VIDEO CLIP of Duterte shouting “Mabuhay ang NPA!” with clenched fist in 2015
 
PHOTO – Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

You don’t know he’s a Communist? You don’t know he announced that once he becomes president he would grab power and establish a revolutionary government? But he’s never made a secret of it. Here he is before the presidential elections.
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VIDEO CLIP – of Duterte at Lyceum University saying “I will be the first Left President” in 2015

He said this before to Lyceum University students:

He also told Communist Party of the Philippines founder Joma Sison over Skype the same thing.

VIDEO CLIP – And I belong to the Left – April 2016

Photo – DUTERTE VISITS COMVAL – in 2012

In 2012, he brought food to the New People’s Army in Compostela Valley to celebrate their 44th founding anniversary.

As Mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte – according to him – had a close relationship with the communists.

VIDEO CLIP – ASIA CEO FORUM 2015

Here he is telling some of Asia’s top CEOs they should pay “revolutionary taxes” to the NPA. But no worries, in his city, he can arrange for them to pay less in the first years of operation.

Video CLIP – You cannot stop them from collecting

PHOTO – DUTERTE SPEAKING AT FUNERAL 2015

Here he is speaking at the wake of top NPA leader Leoncio Pitao – a leader who was killed by AFP soldiers.

When asked at Pitao’s wake – would he run for president in 2016 – he replied, “That would be the joy of the NPA. They would be able to set foot on Malacanang. One foot of the NPA would be in Malacanang.”

I wonder whose foot that is.

PHOTOS – OF DUTERTE AND PITAO TOGETHER

Duterte also called the slain leader his friend.

VIDEO CLIP – FUNERAL, 2015

With Mayor Duterte’s blessing, Pitao had the Philippines’ first ever hero’s funeral for an NPA commander in the heart of Davao City.

VIDEO CLIP – LYCEUM UNIVERSITY 2015

Duterte has said he is a member of the left-wing organizations Bayan and Kabataang Makabayan.

Before he became President, he was very close and chummy with Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison. Watch his body language closely.

VIDEO CLIP – Duterte and Joma over Skype – April 2016

So we can all safely assume that Rodrigo Duterte, in his own words, belongs to the Left. Which the military call “Reds”.

Now that Duterte is in power as the first Left president, what does he intend to do?

PHOTO OF INQUIRER – REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT in 2015

Well, in 2015, he said that if elected President, he would shake things up. He would form a revolutionary government. Then he would ask all generals and officials to hand in their resignation.

He also said before Asian business CEOs:

VIDEO CLIP: There will be a cleansing. – 2015

Wait, did he just say cleansing? Cleansing of who? And how?

But notice, something seems to have happened once he became president.

VIDEO CLIP : Threatening the NPA and Joma – August 2018

It seems that although he’s a self-declared Leftist, Duterte now wants to quarrel with his self-proclaimed buddies, the CPP, NPA and Joma. Seems he wants to go his own way, demanding resignations, conducting cleansing, etc

He told Erwin Tulfo a year ago how he would begin the cleansing. He said, the moment street protests – instigated by the Reds against him – escalate and turn chaotic, he would declare a revolutionary government and arrest everyone. He said he was prepared to do so since he has been training an additional 25 army and police battalions.

VIDEO – WITH ERWIN TULFO, October 2017

Given all these, Dear AFP, are you looking for a communist out to grab power? There’s one big communist right inside the Palace grounds.

I’m sure you have a thick dossier on him. Would you care to disclose its contents to the Filipino people in the interest of national security?

Meanwhile, your hunt for ‘Red October’ should begin at the President’s office.

Disclaimer: The views in this blog are those of the blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views of ABS-CBN Corp.