Information Bureau | Communist Party of the Philippines
September 20, 2018
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and all revolutionary forces extend full support to the mass demonstrations slated for tomorrow, September 21.
According to its organizers, the mass actions will commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of martial law in 1972. They aim to express the demand for an end to martial law in Mindanao and protest the Duterte regime’s widespread violations of human rights, police killings and rampant military abuses.
The protests will also serve to express the people’s protests over incessant price and other basic commodities and express the demand for wage increases, land rights, state subsidies and other demands amid the worsening economic situation.
The CPP denounces the officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for insisting on the lie that tomorrow’s mass actions are being organized by the CPP, NPA and NDF in an apparent bid to justify plans to clamp down on the scheduled protests.
Based on news reports, this early, protesters from the provinces are already being prevented by police and military forces to proceed to the demonstration areas. Preventing people from mounting mass actions are a direct assault on their human rights.
The CPP calls on the people to be vigilant over insidious plans possibly being plotted by the Duterte and his security officials. Indeed, Duterte is becoming increasingly desperate to cling to power as his regime is rocked by an intensifying economic and political crisis and growing clamor for his ouster.