Peter Tiu Lavina Asks Leftist Groups to Talk with Mayor Duterte Instead of Mounting Black Propaganda
According to the spokesperson of Mayor Duterte, "a mistake not corrected becomes an error." He also noted that a mistake may not be intentional, but to commit the same could be fatal.
Peter Tiu Lavina asks the leftist groups that have rejected the hands of friendship and cooperation by the incoming Duterte administration by mouthing their usual criticims of others but not undertaking their own criticism, self-criticism. The statement of Mayor Duterte's spokesperson came after Bayan Muna leader Renato Reyes warned the Duterte administration that they will continue their fight even Mayor Duterte will be declared as the president.
Here's the Complete Statement of Peter Tiu Lavina:
A mistake not corrected becomes an error. A mistake may not be intentional, but to commit the same could be fatal. Leftist groups have rejected the hands of friendship and cooperation by the incoming Duterte administration by mouthing their usual criticism of others but not undertaking their own criticism, self-criticism.
They made a patented error in reading the national situation and made a grave one in pulsing the mood of our people. They did it in 1985 and did it again in the 2016 election. They boycotted the election in 1986 and went with another candidate 30 years later. For groups that claim that they are patriotic, nationalist and anti-imperialist, many were aghast in their decision to go with someone who abandoned our country and once pledged allegiance to the US.
At least their units in Mindanao which were more grounded did not go with the selfish, myopic and opportunist posturing of its national higher organs. In their desire to push one of their national officials to be senator, they rush to a hasty decision rejecting calls to wait for the maturing of the political situation before deciding.
Having done these mistakes, they want to continue with their old ways of critiquing, critiquing, critiquing. I am truly sorry for these leftist groups which will be left out in the march of history with their dogma and belligerent styles and methods of work. They need to right their wrongs and stop becoming roadblocks to genuine change.
They should bring down their utopian dreams closer to reality. Sustained gains even little by little here and there to advance the cause of the masses are better than none at all. To perpetuate the sufferings of the masses is treasonous, a betrayal to serve them.
Their ways of pressuring others with the barrel of the gun and noise by the minority are now passe.
Here is an unsolicited advice to them - dialogue with the incoming government instead of mounting black propaganda to be heard. And listen to your units in Mindanao. Otherwise, you will be proving to be yet another bunch of trapos.
Source: Peter Tiu Lavina FB Page
Peter Tiu Lavina Asks Leftist Groups to Talk with Mayor Duterte Instead of Mounting Black Propaganda Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 5/16/2016 Rating: