Comment by Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant, July 20, 2020
I welcome the pastoral letter of the CBCP. I hope that the Church can exercise effectively its moral leadership and encourage the people in and out of government to resist the tyrannical, traitorous, genocidal and corrupt character of the Duterte ruling clique and to withdraw support from it as it insists on using state terrorism to silence the people and impose a full-blown fascist dictatorship on them.
As in the ouster of the fascist dictator Marcos in 1986, the Church and the CBCP can play a major role in bringing about a combination of anti-fascist forces that can oust the tyrant Duterte. He has gone too far in oppressing and exploiting the people. In so short a time, he has caused the mass murder of more then 30,000 people and is now proceeding to the application of Oplan Tokhang methods in listing, labelling, abducting and killing his critics and political opponents with impunity.
I look forward to the rise of gigantic mass actions by all patriotic and democratic forces and the broad masses of the people to encourage the democratic-minded officers and enlisted personnel of the AFP to withdraw support from Duterte and effect a constitutional succession before the physically, mentally and morally deranged tyrant can accomplish a charter change and rigged plebiscite to constitutionalize the unconstitutional nullification of the Bill of Rights in the so-called Anti-Terrorism Act.