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Reds warn to continue attacks vs mining firms, 'enemies of environment'

The CPP vowed that the NPA guerillas will continue to attack mining firms to prevent further destruction of the environment. AP/File photo  

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Communist guerillas warn that they will continue the attacks against mining firms, companies and other “enemies of the environment.”

“The NPA (New People's Army) will continue to implement policies of the people's democratic government,” the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said at the heels of the Commission on Appointment’s (CA) rejection of the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.

On Wednesday, the CA decided not to extend the appointment of Lopez. 

Sen. Manny Pacquiao, chair  of the appointment body's environmental panel, recommended to the plenary the termination of deliberations after the body met the minimum 13 votes cast in secret balloting to decide on her case.

The CPP vowed that the NPA guerillas will continue to carry out its orders “to punish all plunderers and prevent the further destruction of the environment by mining companies and big plantations.”

"The Filipino people can always rely on the (NPA) to defend their welfare and interests,” the group said.

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Lopez’s non-confirmation by the CA, the CPP believed, was prompted by “big bourgeois comprador interests in the mining industry (which) surely mobilized hundreds of millions of pesos and employed their vast political influence to ensure that the (CA) would reject (her) appointment.”

With the rejection of Lopez, the CPP said that the Filipinos and revolutionary forces lost an ally, who is willing to protect the environment and the livelihood of people.

"It only underscores the necessity for the people to rely primarily on their unity and strength in opposing and resisting the entry of mining companies which plunder the country's patrimony and employ the military and armed groups to oppress the people and their communities,” they added. 

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