Reaction to the Liwanag article

Dear Editor,

I am witing to express my reaction to the article of Rafael Liwanag (

 We are tired of people calling for soft approaches and kid gloves against a 50 year old communist movement that, by itself, has terrorized and extorted various communities and through its legal fronts, have succeeded in fooling us about their intentions, wanting nothing more than to overthrow government and build an authoritarian state. Many in Manila seem to be so naïve, I am sorry.  How can we continue living under their gun, their extortion? Do they not find it shameful that they advocate safe spaces for such movements? As a result of this long running insurgency, we have become the laughing stock of asia, endlessly talking , and achieving nothing.

Sammy Ramirez