While Pnoy calls on Myanmar's ruling generals to release the long imprisoned elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he has turned a political expedient eye to the case of the Morong 43 political prisoners: GMANEWS .
It seems incredible that the US still has not ruled the American Communist Party to be illegal.Even European countries have tolerated communists among their citizens. Yet the Philippines leadership still cling to an outmoded view that communists be destroyed from the face of the Earth especially in the Philippines.
We add our voice to the clamour for the immediatel release of the Morong 43 from continued detention. The president is now showing that he is just an ordinary landed lord. We fear that his popularity which should have catalyze him to act bravely for the benefit of the majority of the Philippine population will plummet quickly and will isolate him further from the stark realities of poverty and lack of basic human rights and decency.
Our armed forces, which should be prepared to defend the country from external aggression including ordinary excursions to outlying areas where the Philippines have a strong claim, is just uused for local ïnsurgency which should be the job of the local and national police!