- Professor scored former student, described him as the country’s top terrorist
- He mocked the president, said his latest pronouncement a result of his paranoia
- He also called on the public and revolutionary forces to rise up against Duterte admin
MANILA, Philippines – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison blasted his former student President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter announced his plan to label the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorists; saying his policy made him the top terrorist in the country.
“Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” he said.
According to Sison, Duterte’s recent announcements showed his paranoia about being toppled just like his predecessors Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada.
“Even within the reactionary armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the despotic, criminal and corrupt character of the US-Duterte regime. Duterte is now worried to death by his own fear that anti-Duterte officers within his own army and police are inclined to act in the name of the people and unite with the broad opposition and mass movement in order to end the Duterte regime in the same manner that the Marcos and Estrada regimes were ended,” he said.
Sison also called on the public and revolutionary forces to rise up once more in the face of Duterte’s ‘fascist’ plans.
“The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army,” he said.