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ANAD condemns alleged coup plot against PNoy

By ANAD Partylist
March 6, 2012

QUEZON CITY  –  “The pro-democracy Alliance for Democracy and Nationalism (ANAD) Partylist strongly denounce and condemn any move to grab power from our country’s duly constituted leaders in government!”

This is ANAD Partylist’s reaction to Senator Antonio Trillanes’ statement that some elements are using the ‘red scare’ to recruit soldiers for a coup plot to oust President Aquino III. “Even if we submit that indeed the communists, both Maoist and socialists, have gained more influence (notoriety) in the PNoy administration, we don’t believe or we’ll go out in support any form of power grab because, based on our experience, any coup bears down heavily against our economy and political stability. If this happens, God forbid, the Maoist terrorist and other communists in the country will rejoice, be grateful to those behind the coup, and shall heap unquantifiable praises to Mao Tse Tung, Karl Marx, and Vladimir Lenin!” said ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover.

The lone pro-democracy solon pointed out that in the more than 28 years of ANAD’s existence, “Our position then and now is consistent! We abhor and strongly is against the use of firearms and bullets to confront and oppose Maoist terrorism. ANAD waged our campaign solely by way of educating our people on the evils of communism so as provide them wider horizons and understanding on the threat that facing our country,” he added.

On the other hand, Rep. Alcover describe Sen. Trillanes’ claim as “nagpapapansin lang” and for propaganda mileage to attract President Aquino III and other stalwarts of the Liberal Party’s attention. “As a leader of an extreme rightist group, Sen. Trillanes just wanted to be actively involved in partisan politics for the survival of his group,” he added.

“With the seeming tripartite grouping, e.g. the PNoy’s Liberal Party-Akbayan of Roland Llamas-Makabayan of Joma Sison and Satur Ocampo, Trillanes’ wanted his Magdalo to get in and put-up a quadripartite political force under the LP in the run-up towards the 2013 elections,” Rep. Alcover explained.

“In this case, the political spectrum is complete with the extreme right and the extreme left forces joined under President Aquino III’s political bandwagon, the Liberal Party,” he stressed.

“Surely, this would not escape anyone’s appreciation of facts in the light of the several denials made by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on the reported coup plot against PNoy,” said Rep. Alcover.

However, the former NPA political and commanding officer called on the Filipino people to remain vigilant against people who wanted to ‘ride on the tiger’. “We should be watchful against the forces of evil who wanted to ride on any and every opportunity, specially the election on 2013, to advance their respective personal and political agenda,” Rep. Alcover stressed.