The Ever Innocent Murderers
Dean Jorge Bocobo at Philippine Commentary says the Left will never admit to committing atrocities it has been accused of even though a public interview with the Filipino Communist leader describes himself as the "brain" to its assassination arm's "brawn" with its allies in the press acting as the "shield".
The party list groups are not fooling anybody. Until they categorically and publicly renounce the violence of the CPP NPA, they can hardly expect sympathy from a disbelieving public who cannot accept their sophisticated and convoluted refusal to take such a simple and forthright stand. They can only expect more public apathy towards their alleged plight at the hands of the Military, which is after all, fighting a deadly communist insurgency that is also involved in all kinds of organized criminal activities like extortion, collection of revolutionary taxes, kidnapping, assassination and blackmail.