CIA Urges PH to Abolish Militant Party Lists Groups Citing National Security Issues

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2015/07/04: A group of protesters holding anti US posters. Protesters from the the group Bayan Muna held a rally in Taft Avenue, Manila near Rizal Park. The group is calling for the end of US intervention and the junking of the mutual defense agreement between the Philippines and the US. (Photo by J Gerard Seguia/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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The Aquino administration is on a hot seat after the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) urged the Philippine government to abolish the Party List System.

In a wired request by the CIA to the National Bureau of Investigation, the former asks the latter to consider disbanding the Party List System because of the recent news that the Makabayan Bloc used the government funds to recruit new members of the New People’s Army (NPA) especially in Mindanao.

NPA is listed by both USA and the European Union as foreign terrorist organization, and a national threat to any country where it operates.

“These party lists groups, especially those under the so-called Makabayan Bloc) does not contribute any good to the Philippines and her foreign allies. American soldiers who are in peacekeeping mission inside the Philippines are always threatened by this rebel group. The CIA is saddened by the news that the Philippine governments’ money is used to fund this terrorist group”, a part of the request said.

Party Lists groups under the Makabayan Bloc are Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Bayan, Makabayan, Kabataan, Piston, and ACT (Alliance of Concerned Teachers).

The mentioned groups are pro-communist and notorious in staging demonstrations against past and present governments. The CIA is wondering what is the real goal of these groups, according to the leaked request.



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