Communist leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison is making sure that his legacy will not be thrown into oblivion before he leaves earth anytime soon.
Sison, 78, knows that his days is already numbered especially after President Rodrigo Duterte declared that his New People’s Army is now a terrorist organization. There are a number of awful things that can happen to Mr. Sison.
Thus, on Tuesday, hours after Atty. Harry Roque, Duterte’s spokesperson announced that NPA is now a terrorist, Sison did not waste time and called a video conference with a number of his confidants at around 8:00PM Philippine time.
According to the information sent to Pinoy Observer, present on the video conference were oldies top communist leaders in Luis Jalandoni, Satur Ocampo, and Fidel Agcaoili. The four including Sison discussed about their possible demise following Duterte’s announcement, so they crafted a plan that would save their company if any or all of them suddenly vanish.
On the second part of their conference, they invited Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño, Renato Reyes Jr., Carlos Isagani Zarate, Neri Colmenares, and even female activists like Liza Masa, and carol Araullo.
Sison then said that the three (Zarate, Reyes, and Casiño) should prepare because they (Sison, Jalandoni, Agcaoili, and Ocampo), are already old and someone younger should take over their position anytime soon.
Carlos Isagani Zarate, an incumbent Party List Representative under Bayan Muna, and a lawyer by profession, has been tasked to take over the position of Luis Jalandoni as chief peace negotiator.
Teodoro Casiño has been tasked to take over Fidel Agcaoili and Satur Ocampo’s position as leader of Communist party of the Philippines (CPP).
Renato Reyes Jr. on the other hand is tasked to take over the reins of Joma Sison himself as national Democratic Front (NDF) leader and chief consultant should Joma Sison perish.
“These people are young and worthy of leadership position. I am happy leaving this world knowing that the group is in good hands”, Sison said that follows a hand of applause from other delegates.
Sison is expected to call a press conference in his home in The Netherlands in few days following Duterte’s landmark declaration.