CPP Denounces Docking of Another U.S. Warship
August 20, 2012
On August 19, the Communist Party of the Philippines issued a statement. The following translation is reprinted from philippinerevolution.net.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today condemned the scheduled docking of another US warship in Manila as another “arrogant display of contempt of Philippine sovereignty”.
The USS Milius is scheduled to arrive today and dock at Manila Bay for a four-day port call. “The docking of the USS Milius highlights the increasingly frequent arrival of interventionist troops of the US in the Philippines as the imperialist US government aim to further increase its presence and power projection activities in the Asia-Pacific.”
“The CPP condemns the Aquino regime for allowing the US government to use the Philippines as a platform for its interventionism in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the Aquino regime, the puppetry and servility of the Philippine reactionary state has reached its highest levels in recent times.”
“The display of base subservience by the Aquino regime to the US imperialists is a national disgrace to the Filipino people,” said the CPP. “He stains the memory of Apolinario Mabini and the Katipuneros who stood and fought for national independence and an independent and peace loving foreign policy.”
“The docking of the USS Milius further reinforces US control of the Philippines as a military stronghold in its effort to secure its economic and political interests in the region, especially the sea lanes from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific to ensure the flow of US products to the vast Asian market,” said the CPP.
“Securing its stronghold over the Philippines is part of the US government’s effort to build a network of military outposts in the Asia-Pacific region from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam to serve the fleet of US warships under the US Pacific Command,” added the CPP.
“The Filipino people must not be desensitized by the regular and increasingly frequent dockings of US military warships and submarines that bring the American war to Philippine shores, as well as by the constant presence of American troops and intelligence agents that operate with the Philippine government and military around the country,” said the CPP. “The Filipino people must not let down their patriotic vigilance for even one moment.”