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Communist Party of the Philippines statement on ending peace talks amid martial law extension

CPP Founder Jose Ma. Sison and President Rodrigo Duterte Photo © http://newsinfo.inquirer.net

BY CANCELING the scheduled talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is showing he no longer has need for a peace negotiations amid waging a triple war of death and destruction under its US-supported martial law rule, the Communist Party of the Philippines said in a statement posted on its website Philippine Revolution Web Central (https://www.philippinerevolution.info).

“Duterte’s order to rearrest the NDFP’s consultants is a violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantee (JASIG) and violates their democratic rights under the Comprehensive Agreement to Respect Human Right and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). It is a strongman’s act of bad faith aimed at bullying the NDFP to bow to his terms of surrender,” the CPP said.

Moreover, the CPP added “Duterte continues to lay the foundations for authoritarian rule under US imperialist tutelage. He is completely intoxicated with martial law powers. He is mistaken in thinking he can suppress the Filipino and Bangsamoro people and their revolutionary forces in their resistance to the oppression and exploitation by the ruling oligarchy and their US imperialist masters.”

“Duterte, however, is succeeding only in stoking the broad masses of the Filipino and Bangsamoro people to unite, wage mass struggles and armed revolutionary resistance.”

The CPP claims “hundreds of people daily are joining the Party-led revolutionary mass organizations among workers, peasants, youth, women, as well as among the national minorities and Moros. They are supporting and joining the NPA across the country.”

“Tempered by its experience in waging people’s war, the NPA is ever capable of resisting martial law and strengthening itself.”

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