Denounce sedition cases against Robredo et al

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the sedition cases filed by the Duterte government against Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Leila de Lima, Bishop Soc Villegas and at least thirty other individuals identified with the political opposition.

Charging the forces of the political opposition with sedition is a clear case of harassment and intimidation by the Duterte regime which aims to force them to accede to Duterte‚Äôs self-serving drive to amend the 1987 Constitution, suppress their protests against mass killings and human rights violations, and silence their opposition to Duterte’s treachery with regards to his sell-out to China.

The Party calls on the political opposition to stand up to Duterte’s schemes and join the broad masses of the Filipino people in resisting through mass protests the regime’s tyranny, terrorism and national treachery.