Bagman of the Ruling Couple is Faking Persecution by NPA
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
27 July 2006
Everyone knows that former undersecretary of agriculture Jocelyn "Jocjoc" Bolante is running away from the findings
of the Philippine Senate that he is the key operator in the malversation of the so-called fertilizer fund amounting
to 2.8 billion pesos and the rechanneling of these for vote-buying in the 2004 presidential elections and for the
personal enrichment of Gloria M. Arroyo and Mike Arroyo.
It is therefore completely ridiculous for this bagman of the ruling couple to claim that the New People's Army is
persecuting him and that he is consequently applying for political asylum in the United States. He is lying. How
can he be persecuted by the NPA, when in fact he belongs to the Arroyo ruling clique which continues to have
at its disposal the military, police and paramilitary forces of the reactionary state through an extremely servile, brutal
and corrupt chain of command..
It is the Arroyo regime that is exploiting and oppressing the people and persecuting its political opponents through
extrajudicial killings, abductions, torture and other forms of human rights violations. Bolante is obviously under instruction
from the Arroyo couple to run away from the summons of the Philippine Senate in order to save themselves from the
charge of gross malversation in the colossal fertilizer scam. He is also known as the trustee of Mike Arroyo in laundering
the stolen funds and buying properties in North America and Europe.
Gregorio (Ka Roger) Rosal, spokesperson of the CPP information department, has promptly denied the claim of Bolante
that the NPA is persecuting him and has instead expressed the people's interest in the repatriation of Bolante for the
purpose of letting the Philippine Senate confront him with the evidence for the grave crime of gross malversation
involving the Arroyo couple as masterminds and him as their chief operator and bagman.
The fertilizer fund was drawn from the money recovered from the Marcos loot under the pretext of distributing fertilizer
subsidies to land reform beneficiaries. But a major portion of the fund was used for bribing urban and rural politicians in
exchange for their electoral support. The larger portion of the fund went to the private pockets of the Arroyo ruling