The ambitious goal of the Communist Party of the Philippines—seeking the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte—only shows they are “enemies of the state,” the Palace said Saturday.
“Kung gustong pabagsakin ng CPP-NPA-NDF ang ating Pangulo, pinapabagsak din nila ang gobyerno [If the CPP-NPA-NDF wants to oust our President, they’re overthrowing the government as well],” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told state-run Radyo Pilipinas.
“Ibig sabihin [It only means that] they are really enemies of the state and they are enemies of the people,” he added.
The CPP, during the celebration of the communist movement’s 49th anniversary, warned that Duterte will suffer the same fate as two of his predecessors while the party built “the broadest united front” to overthrow him.
“The Filipino people are suffering gravely under the Duterte regime. The entire Party and all revolutionary forces must exert vigorous efforts to unite the Filipino people in a broad united front to resist and overthrow the fascist Duterte regime, as they did the Marcos dictatorship and the Estrada regime,” the communist party said.
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, the CPP said it want to end the current administration’s “fascist tyranny, all-out economic liberalization and bureaucratic corruption.”
They likewise called on its cadres to “frustrate” the plan of Duterte to defeat the NPA before the end of 2018, and do more attacks on the guerrilla fronts in the eastern Mindanao and other regions, and then in Luzon and Visayas.