Archive of Statements

On Duterte oft-repeated demand for NPA surrender

Duterte reveals fascist narrow-mindedness in his oft-repeated demand for NPA fighters to surrender, accept amnesty and be recruited as regulars in the AFP. By doing so, he treats Red fighters with extreme contempt, choosing to ignore the social realities of oppression and exploitation and the aspiration for national and social liberation which continue to drive […]

Duterte cheap talk on peace

GRP President Duterte was quoted by news reports yesterday saying he was open or not averse to resuming peace talks with the NDFP. As the Party and NDFP has often stated, it is the policy of the revolutionary forces to remain open to peace negotiations with any ruling regime that expresses willingness to seriously discuss […]

Duterte’s victims unite for justice and to frustrate fascist dictatorship

All victims of Duterte’s political persecution, armed oppression and bloody campaign of mass murder are bound to unite in their common desire for justice and to resist and frustrate his plans to prop himself up as a fascist dictator. They can come together in mass demonstrations on September 21 to mark the 45th year of […]

Duterte nationwide martial law plot is afoot

Rodrigo Duterte’s plot to declare nationwide martial law is underway. He is increasingly desperate amid broad rising calls for his ouster. He seeks to prop himself up as a fascist dictator in his despair to cling to power. Duterte deserves the strongest condemnation for threatening to make full use of the military and police to […]

Duterte demands NPA surrender thru ceasefire while waging all-out war

1. Duterte’s demand for an NPA ceasefire while the AFP conducts all-out war as precondition for peace talks is a demand to surrender. This is an unacceptable. Does Duterte really take the revolutionary forces for fools? 2. Duterte has lost all moral ground to make such a demand. Recall that the NPA declared a ceasefire […]

On Duterte’s Left purge

GRP President Duterte has completely purged his cabinet of Left activists and mass leaders. Yesterday, the Commission on Appointments (CA) voted to reject the appointment of peasant leader Rafael Mariano as secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). A few weeks ago, the CA similarly rejected the appointment of social activist Judy Taguiwalo as […]

National ID system in the hands of murderous strongman will have terrible results

Duterte’s feverish push to implement a National ID system is part of his machinations to establish a totalitarian state of mass surveilance, population control, social, political and criminal profiling and mass murder. The draft law of the National ID system has been bulldozed by Duterte’s supermajority of political allies in the House of Representatives. Will […]

Oppose scrapping of eight-hour workday under “compressed workweek”

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the Duterte regime and its minions in the House of Representatives for scrapping the eight-hour workday and extending it to 10-12 hours under the so-called “compressed workweek” employment scheme. House Bill 6152 (“An act increasing the normal work hours per day under a compressed work week scheme”) […]

Basic problems confront youth amid palliative reform

(Emended) Yesterday, GRP President Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (free tuition law) which is set to be implemented next school year. The reactionaries heap praises on Duterte for signing this law which promises to ease the financial burden on students in around 114 state colleges, […]

Duterte is a US foreign aggression tool for condemning North Korea

Duterte has become a tool for US foreign aggression when he denounced North Korea for developing its nuclear weapons capability. He is echoing the line of the US imperialists demanding North Korea to stop testing its intercontinental ballistic missiles and satellite-launching rockets to deny it the capability to defend itself and deter US military aggression. […]