Pinoy commies get a taste of South Korean boot

I read recently about the whole stink being raised about six Filipino “activists” being summarily kicked out of South Korea on the basis of their being seen as potential troublemakers. This comes as South Korea goes on high alert with the coming meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 leading world economies in a summit to be held in Seoul next week.

Those who got the Korean boot were described as “union officers and civil society activists” and the South Korean government stands accused of acting “[w]ithout knowing about or even considering the work these people have done in the past” and “denouncing them all as impure elements or dangerous individuals” without clear bases.

The blog People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy listed the following among those deported on grounds their being in some sort of government “blacklist”:

– Joseph Puruganan, Focus on the Global South
– Josua Fred Tolentino Mata, Secretary General, Alliance of Progressive Labor (ALP)
– Rogelio Maliwat Soluta, Secretary General, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)
– Jesus Mannuel Santiago, progressive Filipino singer
– Tatcee Macabuang, Migrant Forum on Asia (MFA)

Just looking at the names of the organisations to which these people are associated with, one can’t help but think: C-O-M-M-U-N-I-S-T. I suppose it’s not surprising then that a state that is living under a constant threat of warfare erupting with a belligerent communist state to its north would be averse to the idea of letting such people simply walk off a plane and onto its soil.

Take the Kilusang Mayo Uno (literally “May 1 Movement”, the first of May being Labour Day in the Philippines) to which this guy “Rogelio Maliwat Soluta” is “Secretary General” of. is outwardly peeved that the KMU is being made out to be a lackey of the Communist Party of the Philippines:

The labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) has been specifically targeted in OBL, being labeled as a “front organization” of the Communist Party of the Philippines / New Peoples Army (CPP/NPA). Most of the 93 extra-judicially killed from the labor sector under Arroyo were KMU leaders, organizers and activists. Many have also reportedly fallen victim to enforced disappearances.

And yet nowhere in the article can be found any explicit denial of this being the case. You’d think that a supposedly unfair portrayal of the KMU as a “front” of the CPP/NPA would be vehemently denied in writing by the editors of Bulatlat, wouldn’t you?

Indeed, if we look further back, the KMU figures quite significantly in CPP/NPA propaganda literature

It was on May 1, 1981 that the KMU was formed. The workers, unions and mass leaders that were tempered and grew in influence as they waged trade union struggles closely linked with the antidictatorship struggle, formed the backbone of KMU. Six trade union federations and more than 100 unions participated in the founding of KMU.

… where there is some implying that these are all part of an over-arching “fight” being waged by the CPP/NPA…

[…] the working class, the trade union movement under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Philippines is far more determined and prepared to fight against the new forms of exploitation of the imperialists and its local lackeys.

…that seems to be organised much the same way as any underground illegal organisation would be…

[…] solid organising and the organisation of party cells and branches

Indeed, though today there is a veneer of legitimacy that surrounds the Left, it probably won’t be too surprising to find that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is…

Alliances are being established along revolutionary lines […]

More so considering that old habits die hard…

Cadres are being systematically deployed to the countryside to join the New Peoples Army.

Another one of those things that make one go hmmmm…. The authors of CPP/NPA propaganda also take great care to word their blurbs in such a way that there can be no literal construing of some formal relationship between these labour groups and the Party. But then, I don’t think too many people (at least among those who think) — and certainly not the Koreans — were born yesterday.

What are these commie bozos gonna do? Make a big stink about this? I don’t think they will find too many people who will be sympathetic to a cause that has largely been discredited as a tragic blight in the modern history of humanity.


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22 Responses to Pinoy commies get a taste of South Korean boot

  1. poipoi says:

    lol, iba talaga ang level ng mga pinoy… mga walang hiya

  2. FreeSince09 says:

    Just to be clear though, the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) is not a member of KMU and is considered “counterrevolutionary”.

  3. ChinoF says:

    “without knowing about or even considering the work these people have done in the past”

    If a person takes hostage a busload of tourists, and yet the police considered that he was a decorated former policeman, will that mean that the police will just let that hostage taker go on basis of his being decorated? 😉 Whatever they did in the past, what counts is what they’re doing now. 

    And S. Korea probably did their homework on these bozos they kicked out. If a more advanced country kicks you out, you’re probably doing something funny. 😉 

  4. manzi says:

    mahirap na.. baka ma-recruit ni kim jong-il para gawing instructors in jungle guerrilla warfare

  5. UP nn grad says:

    When all is said and done, the ones kicked out are the most likely to wave placards, yell and scream and cause traffic jams in demonstration against the G20. It makes sense that SoKor did not want too many of these provocateurs 😐 congregating in Seoul at the same time. Then add “North Korea sympathizers!” and it makes sense that SoKor did not allow them in.

  6. Ray Rodriguez says:

    Why does South Korea have to tolerate these pieces of cow-dung from Da Pinas? Just because Da Pinas is mediocre enough to tolerate them does not mean South Korea does. They are doing very well without them, thank you very much.

  7. Hyden Toro says:

    While the South Korean hosts have all the rights to allow people, they choose, to come to their country. These Filipinos should put their efforts in dismantling Fuedalism in our counrtry. I respect what they are fighting for. However, I don’t share their Political Idelogies. There are many ways to transform a country, without resorting to killing people. Nelson Mandela of South Africa, successfully dismantled Apartheid in his country. Martin Luther King of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, successfully put on the forefront the civil rights issues. Mahatma Gandhi of India, successful threw the British out; by his non violent Truth Force. Deng Ziao Peng of China successfully reversed the pure Maoist Ideology, and accepted the capitalist system without a bloodshed. Only the Gang of four, were the victims. Michael Gorbachev of Soviet Union, enabled his “openness policy”, to have Russia, become a member again of the world community. Of course, it is an uphill battle. However, It can be done…

  8. TechScallop says:

    I agree. It can be done, true, but it would require very talented and morally or ethically courageous leaders guided by well-thought out ideological principles that have been proven to work in the real world. Unformtunately, most of the local Communists and affiliated organizations don’t seem to have that. Many of them have even been known to kill off their own colleagues on mere suspicion that these have sided with the mainstream society or the government they are trying to topple. They do have a track record of disrupting the economic livelihood and stability of the communities they operate in, of committing violent crimes to ostensibly serve justice in the short term but which hardly create the conditions for its long-term implementation, and for virulently attacking those who criticize them in the marketplace of ideas. They shouldn’t be surprised if a movement or politcal group that is associated with violent crimes and disruptive social upheaval will be allowed unrestricted entry or movement into most of the Free World’s democracies. It’s not surprising that most sovereign countries would consider them similar to, if not actually, “terrorists.” I doubt if they would even be allowed to operate freely in former “workers paradises” like Poland, Russia, and China.

  9. benign0 says:

    According to Walden Bello:

    “We cannot turn a blind eye to the South Korean government’s act of repression against Filipino nationals. This arbitrary act manifests a lack of respect for the Philippine government and the Filipino nation,” Bello said in a statement.

    What a laugh. He is even suggesting that the government ban S.Korean nationals from entering the country until their government apologises.

    Perhaps he should reflect a bit on the possibility that the reason foreign governments don’t respect Pinoys is because Pinoys lack self-respect.

    Pinoy nga naman talaga,
    Parang aso.
    Matangkad lang kapag naka-upo
    . 😀

    • Lorenz says:

      Pinoys lack self-respect because they don’t care about Philippines in any way at all.

      Until they truly care about the country, any problem will never be bothered to be fixed. So what we need is to bring back true and genuine patriotism like that of Jose Rizal’s.

    • archie says:

      Bello was sour graping because he couldn’t admit to himself that South Korea have a very competent intelligence group to deport these so-called “righteous” activist. communism, in any form would always want to infiltrate democratic countries. As the saying goes: “[False] patriotism is last refuge of a scoundrel.”

    • J.B. says:

      Walden? Really? I thought he was included by Joma’s fatwa (along with Etta) where these nationalists wittingly serve for.

  10. someguy says:

    The protesters today are pathetic. Their fight is now meaningless because they’re selfish. And I’m so mad at them that I always feel to assassinate all of them with a samurai and decapitate each and one of them. Daig pa nila ang North Korea e.

    Btw Piston is my most hated protester ever. Napipikon ako palagi sa panot na leader nila. Namamahalan palagi sa presyo ng langis at toll ang mga patay-gutom.

    • Aegis-Judex says:

      In my case, I’ve no love for the LFS/SCMP/STAND/ANAKBAYAN guys that bitch about authority in my college. Why don’t they go to another school if they don’t like the laws there?

      “Scientia, Virtus, Negosyo! F†×¥ education turned business!” My arsch! Education IS a business. Specifically, it is the business of training young men and women to assume the posts of today. Can these commies ever get the point?


      • michel says:

        I thought AP was about reforming through education among other things.

        If Education is limited to only those who could afford to be it’s patron then why criticize the poor for being ignorant. Isn’t it that education is supposed to be a right not a privilege? I thought people in this site was advocating for critical thinking? How can you achieve that without education. Should the poor just blindly follow the intellectuals. Isn’t it contradicting your advocacy?

        I also find it disappointing that people were so quick to generalize. MFA is also a legitimate NGO who advocates for migrants rights.

        I would just like to clarify that the G-20 is exclusive of 172 other nations who are also UN members. The group of 20 excludes these nations in making policies that has a global affect. That is the point of the parallel event that was also organized by the Korean Labor Unions, Social Activists, NGO’s and church groups.

        I happen to know because I was a presenter there as well representing the migrant workers in Korea. I am an activist as well but I am not a communist. I do not believe that progress is a product of ideology. I just believe that social justice is more important than anything else.

      • Aegis-Judex says:

        Do forgive me, my right-leaning sympathies are showing. In my book, when there is order, there is social justice.

        “The group of 20 excludes these nations in making policies that has a global affect.”

        And why? Because they are composed of economically influential countries. They are, more or less, the council that calls the shots.

    • Lorenz says:

      That’s because Filipinos lack discipline. Simple as that. Almost every Filipino disregards small and simple rules. what more about the laws?

  11. Rick says:

    Perfectly describes these stupid activists. Haha. Originally, it’s a communist protest in Tel Aviv. But, those smart Russian Jews infiltrated and began raising signs like those. The commies didn’t notice until the media arrived. Haha. We should try infiltrating commie protests in the Philippines. XD

  12. anonymous says:

    LOL! While I found it funny and witty, it’s dangerous to do that in Pinas. Do that in here and you’ll get yourself killed by the activists. What’s worse, you’ll be accused by the Police of disturbing the peace, so off to jail you go to be pounded in the a*s by a Filipino “Tyrone”  cellmate. So to answer your question, no!

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