NPA de­stroyed youth’s lives for re­bel­lion: ex-CPP leader

Sun.Star Pampanga - - NATION! - (PNA)

In a state­ment sent to PNA on Sun­day, "Ka Louie" said the NPA is re­spon­si­ble for dup­ing young minds into join­ing an or­ga­ni­za­tion with a lost cause.

Ka Louie, who claimed to be a mem­ber of the CPP in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion for eight years be­fore he de­cided to leave the group in 1990 to fin­ish col­lege, is now part of KADRE, a group of more than 300 former mem­bers of the CPP-NPA.

Later on, he be­came a pro­fes­sor in a uni­ver­sity where "Ka Apol" and "Ka Czes" be­came his stu­dents.

“Pare­hong matal­ino sina Ka Apol at Ka Czes at pareho rin si­lang miyem­bro ng Col­lec­tive Unit. Si Apol ay Stu­dent Coun­cil Vice Pres­i­dent ha­bang si Czes na­man ay (Both Ka Apol and Ka Czes were smart and were mem­bers of the Col­lec­tive Unit. Apol is a Stu­dent Coun­cil Vice Pres­i­dent while Czes is a) Po­lit­i­cal Science So­ci­ety Pres­i­dent,” Ka Louie said.

He, to­gether with the other youth mem­bers of the com­mu­nist ter­ror­ist group, ad­vised Ka Apol to fo­cus on his stud­ies first and not to ac­cept NPA’s in­vi­ta­tion to be­come a po­lit­i­cal of­fi­cer of the group in Rizal and en­ter ru­ral in­te­gra­tion.

“Palubog na ang kilu­san at papunta na sa pagig­ing gang­ster­ismo. Nani­wala si Czes at tina­pos niya ang kanyang pag-aaral at nag­ta­pos ng may dan­gal pero si Apol ay pinil­ing ma­mundok (The group is sink­ing and al­ready lean­ing to gang­ster­ism. Czes be­lieved and fin­ished his stud­ies with dig­nity while Apol chose to stay in the moun­tains),” he added.

With his de­ter­mi­na­tion to im­prove the sta­tus of his fam­ily, Ka Czes fin­ished col­lege and is now the head ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant of a se­na­tor while study­ing law.

Mean­while, Ka Apol died in a bloody en­counter be­tween mem­bers of an NPA unit in Tanay, Rizal and a pri­vate army of a politi­cian.

Ka Louie said ka Apol was tasked to grab the lands of “ha­cien­deros” and politi­cians in the area.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, he said, Ka Apol’s corpse was dragged by the politi­cian’s army to the plaza to show the farm­ers that the NPA is not ca­pa­ble of giv­ing them pro­tec­tion.

Ka Apol’s corpse was then buried at the foot of Sierra Madre in Rizal.

“Kung hindi na­p­atay sa en­gkuwen­tro, mala­mang ay isang ka­pakipak­in­a­bang na ma­ma­mayan si Apol sa kasalukuyan. Mala­mang ay isa itong top ex­ec­u­tive at malaki ang na­iaam­bag sa Pilip­inas (If he didn’t die due to the en­counter, Apol could have been a pro­duc­tive cit­i­zen now. He may now be a top ex­ec­u­tive with a lot of con­tri­bu­tions to the Philip­pines),” Ka Louie said.

The mil­i­tary ear­lier said it will heighten its se­cu­rity in prepa­ra­tion to the forth­com­ing 50th found­ing an­niver­sary of the NPA.

The CPP founded the NPA on March 29, 1969.

Both the United States and the Euro­pean Union listed the CPP-NPA as a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Amu­nist former re­gional youth chief of the Com Party of the Philip­pines (CPP) said the revo­lu­tion­ary or­ga­ni­za­tion and its armed wing, the New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA), de­stroyed the lives of the youth who could have been pro­duc­tive mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

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