Despite Utrecht’s reputation as a haven for political refugees, Sison did not have an easy time. Sison was apparently hoping he could use his part in the peace talks as reason to get stricken off the US list of “foreign terrorist organizations” and “terrorists.”War easier than peace? RA 1700, enacted in 1957, outlawed the old CPP (Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas) and other similar organizations. While declaring the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations and enemies of the state, DU30 has said nothing about Evasco, Liza Masa of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and the various communist undersecretaries and underlings who remain in government. How are they to distinguish between the Sison communists and the Evasco communists?
Source: Manila Times December 07, 2017 16:07 UTC