We join all democratic forces in denouncing the arrest earlier today of a labor organizer and an alternative media editor in Metro Manila. These arrests are the latest in the intensifying crackdown against those who have chosen to fight for the people’s welfare and human rights.
The Duterte regime could not have chosen a better day to show its contempt for human rights. These arrests were carried out today to demonstrate how the tyrant Duterte considers himself above human rights.
The Party calls on all democratic forces to stand firmly amid the attacks of the Duterte regime. They must continue to fight wisely using all legal recourse. Those under threat of liquidation or arrest can seek safe haven in the guerrilla zones to avail of the NPA’s security.