Thursday, July 08, 2004

On GMA's 10-point Agenda

By Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
Press Statement
July 7, 2004

Information has reached me that propagandists of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are
spreading the ludicrous lie that I support her so-called 10-point agenda and
in effect her rigged election to the presidency of the reactionary government of big
compradors and landlords.

The best way for meJ to respond to the incredible lie is to expose the
fact that the so-called ten-point agenda is an abominable list of lies and
to explain why each point is a lie.

1. The Macapagal-Arroyo regime cannot generate six million jobs in six
years. The reactionary government is bankrupt. The economy will continue
to sink in crisis because there is no profitable good that can be exported
in big quanity to the global market. The budgetary and trade deficits will
increase. The crushing burden of foreign debt and local public borrowing
will become heavier. Loans will continue to benefit the foreign monopoly
firms and big compradors and not the small and medium enterprises. One or
two million hectares will be given to foreign and local agricorporations at
the expense of the landless tillers and the rest of the people.

2. New buildings, classrooms, desks, chairs and books for students and
scholarships will not be provided in adequate quantity because the bankrupt
reactionary government gives priority to spending for the military, police
and intelligence services, for graft-ridden projects and for the acquisition
of expensive cars and office equipment for the high bureaucrats.

3. There will be no balancing of the budget. The deficit will continue
to grow because of the graft-ridden projects. But social services,
especially education, health, water, electricity and so on, will continue
to be starved of funds and resources.

4. There will be no progress to "decentralize" because of the severe
crisis and deep bankruptcy of the reactionary government. The
infrastructure for transport will continue to deteriorate, especially the
feeder roads. The "digital gap" will widen, with the exploiters
overequipped with digital gadgets and the toiling masses prevented from
ventilating their needs and demands..

5. Electricity and water supply will not be provided to the barangays
nationwide. In this regard, the regime is lying. It is obscuring its policy
of privatizing electricty and water supply and the reality of power and
water monopolists continuously raising prices. The regime has allowed the
imperialist suppliers of energy and equipment to control the electricity and
water systems and ride roughshod over the people. It has also allowed the
US, British and Dutch oil companies to own 90 per cent of the Malampaya gas
and oil resources and pipelines and given up territorial jurisdiction over
the gas and oil resources in Palawan waters.

6. Metro Manila will not be decongested by the unrealizable promise of
going into inflationary spending for the construction of government office
buildings and upscale housing centers in other parts of the country. The
destructiveness of the construction bust since 1997 has continued.

7. The development of Clark and Subic is not for the benefit of the
Filipino people but for the benefit of the US and other multinational firms
and for the porting of US military planes and ships. But even if the
development is for alien interests, it is limited by the current global

8. The automation of the electoral process will be one more source of
corruption and will not necessarily prevent the massive cheating perpetrated
Macapagal-Arroyo regime. The computers can be programmed to give dishonest results.

9. The Macapagal-Arroyo regime intends to end the peace negotiations
between the GRP and NDFP. It has not undetaken any effective measure to
counteract the "terrorist" listing of the CPP/NPA and the NDFP chief
political consuiltant. It has not complied with its promises to release
political prisoners and facilitate the delivery of indemnification to the
victims of human rights violations under the Marcos regime. The military,
police and paramilitary forces of the GRP are running amok in violating
human rights all over the country. Further injustices are being unleashed
against the Filipino people. The regime is poised to end the peace
negotiations upon the bidding of the US.

10. The Macapagal-Arroyo regime is desirous of uniting and reconciling with
the Marcoses, Estradas and Cojuangcos but not with the forces of the toiling
masses of workers and peasants and the middle social starata that are now
subjected to the most intolerable forms of oppression and exploitation. In
view of the lies and false promises of the Macapagal-Arroyo regime and the
reality of intensifying oppression and exploitation, a broad united front of
patriotic and progressive forces is developing. The revolutionary armed
struggle of the Filipino people is surging forward to challenge the entire
ruling system

Samantala, binigyan naman ni Dr. Emer ng score na 5/10 si GMA para dito. Hindi ko na pinag-abalahan pang alamain ang prediksyon ni Michael JacksonMadam Auring tungkol dito.

Tuwing magsisinungaling magsasalita si GMA, nauuna na agad sa akin ang duda sa kanyang sinseridad. Bakit? Hindi ako psychologist, pero may napapansin akong kakaibang bagay sa kanyang mukha, sa kanyang pagngising aso pagngiti, tuwing sasagot sa mga interviews. ni ga-hiblang sinseridad ay wala akong maaninag! Magpapasalamat na lang ako kung matupad nya yung mga pangako nya. Abangan.

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