Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:07 AM
We, the Officers and Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, loyal to God and country and to our duty under the Constitution, do hereby make the following declaration:
A crisis of extreme proportions now confronts our people. The economy, the rule of law and the moral order lie in ruins. Political, judicial and economic power, as well as the power of the mass media, has been perverted to inflict and justify high crimes against the Filipino people. More and more among our people no longer eat, while the idle rich and the corrupt live like kings. Minority rule has replaced majority rule. The three branches of government are now in total disarray, the entire system has broken down, thanks to a President whose legitimacy is denied by the vast majority of our people.
Corruption has not only become a way of life among those in power. It has also become the most effective means of destroying our country and people. Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has played a key role in promoting corruption to its present levels. In her mad desire for power, she has corrupted and destroyed all institutions. She has promoted a policy of loot and plunder while hypocritically announcing a war against corruption.
She has corrupted the justices of the Supreme Court, the entire Commission on Elections, the mass media, some members of the military, the police and the clergy, and countless teachers who took part in counting the votes in the last elections. She is not only the most corrupt official in the country today. She is also its No. 1 corruptor.
We cannot stand idly by while the rule of law, the moral order, the integrity of our institutions, the very future of our country and the people, and our own professional careers are destroyed by this bogus President. We cannot afford to do nothing while she and her cohorts turn our government into a criminal syndicate. We cannot allow ourselves to be used as a tool of injustice and oppression. We must act, and we must act now.
Pursuant, therefore, to our constitutional duty as “protector of the people and the state,” we have today withdrawn our support from Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in order to end her unconstitutional and illegal occupation of the Presidency.
This we have done to restore the rule of law and public morality, the legitimacy and accountability of government, the integrity of our public institutions, the sanctity of the democratic process, and the trust and confidence of our people and the rest of the world.
We call on all our comrades-in-arms to discharge their genuine responsibilities to our people with full dedication and fervor. We call on our people to support the men and women at the forefront of this undertaking. We call on Mrs. Arroyo to accept gracefully the formation of a new government.
As soldiers, we do not seek political power for ourselves. But we shall not allow anyone to use political power to commit crimes against our people or to pursue their own personal agenda, at the expense of the national interest. We shall maintain law and order, prevent any group from taking advantage of the situation, and protect the innocent from all possible harm. We shall leave the actual business of governing the nation in the hands of professionally competent, morally upright, patriotic, trustworthy and self-sacrificing Filipinos whom we now invite to form a new government.
This may be our last chance to correct our past mistakes. We cannot afford to fail. We must not fail.
We appeal to everyone to give this effort a chance to succeed. We appeal to all our people to unite and extend all the support and counsel which the new government will need from them. We pray to Almighty God to bless our efforts and keep us pure and strong in this hour of need.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim
First Scout Ranger Regiment
We have come to know various rebel groups in the AFP and PNP from 1985 up to the present, some of us have been involved with some of these formations:
· We Belong
· R.E.F.O.R.M. AFP Movement (RAM)
· Rebolusyunaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM)
· Soldiers of the Filipino People (SFP)
· Young Officers Union (YOU)
· Nationalist Army of the Philippines (NAP)
· Reform the Police Movement (RPM)
· Kawal Pilipino
· New Filipino Heroes
· Bagong Katipunan (BK / Magdalo)
· Makabayang Kawal Pilipino (MKP)
· Taumbayan at Kawal (TABAK)
· Young Officers Union of the New Generation (YOUNG)
· Para sa Bayan (PSB)
We have seen them on television, listened to the radios, and have read about them in newspapers, yet their official documents and statements and stories have never been made accessible to the public in their entirety, saved for a few portion selected and annotated by the media.
There are only 3 books that comprehensively discussed the military rebellion - "Breakaway" by Cecilio Arillo, "Kudeta" by PCIJ and "Boys From the Barracks" by Criselda Yabes - yet these books have long been gone from the bookstores and have become rare sights in libraries.
The www.sundalo.braveost.com website is an attempt to be a repository of statements, documents and commentaries about the military rebellion and rebel groups.
The Website aims to be the most comprehensive portal and wellspring of ideas on the Philippine Military and Police in their continuing involvement in politics and rebellion in Philippine Society.
We encourage, nay beg our comrades-in-arms, readers and surfers to send us any ideological, political, socio-cultural, historical, military or philosophical write-ups that are related to the Armed Forces and the continuing military rebellion.
The goal is to provide accessible and available guides and frameworks which may contribute to the understanding and resolution of the rebellion -- the elimination of its causes or the attainment of its objectives, or both.
Send us articles and materials, email us comments and messages at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check out and read the full text of the “Minutes re Final Talks” allegedly between the Makabayang Kawal Pilipino (MKP) and the CPP-NPA, and judge for yourself if the government’s claim and other slides presentation are true and authentic. We intend to publish these types of Documents for the people to scrutinize so long as we are provided with digital copies.
Sundalo Tagapagtaggol ng Pilipino