Communist rebels have vowed to launch “armed counteractions and offensives” nationwide to protest on the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao.
The management of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) mentioned at this time (Tuesday, July 18) five-month extension would lead to worse abuses by the navy and police “in the vain hope of completing the suppression of the armed resistance in Marawi City”.
Party founder Jose Sison has additionally warned that any growth of martial law past Mindanao can be “a declaration of war against the revolutionary movement”.
A press release posted on the CCP’s web site mentioned: “It will lengthen the restrictions towards civil and political freedom and irritate violations of individuals’s democratic rights.
“It will additional suppress the reality to regulate the narrative to favour the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines).
“Thus, it’s crucial for your entire Filipino individuals to vigorously oppose this plan.
“Revolutionary forces nationwide are firmly united and ever decided to withstand martial law in Mindanao.
“The New People’s Army (NPA) must continue to strengthen itself nationwide by carrying out armed counteractions and offensives across the country to defeat the Mindanao martial law and nationwide all-out war.”
The fifth spherical of peace talks between the federal government and the communists has stalled within the wake of the “all-out war” launched towards the NPA in February and the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.
The celebration mentioned that the president’s actions continued to “build the foundations of authoritarian rule under US imperialist tutelage”.
“His supermajority of congressional sycophants are likely to approve without question Duterte’s Mindanao martial law extension plan,” it mentioned.
“He has launched a battle which he can not end. The Duterte-US-AFP battle has roused the Moro individuals to take up arms to hunt retribution for all of the death and destruction perpetrated by the fascist siege and relentless aerial bombardment of Marawi City.
“They demand a halt to the siege in order to return to their homes.”
The CPP additionally claimed that martial law in Mindanao was directed on the NPA insurgents as a lot because the Moro rebels.
“AFP armed offensives against the NPA have been stepped-up over the past two months. Aerial bombings and shellings have been carried out in North Cotabato, Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Davao City, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and elsewhere,” it mentioned.
“Workers rights have been suppressed. Attacks towards civilian communities have stepped up. Paramilitaries have been emboldened by martial law and are subjecting the Lumad individuals to threats and harassments.
“Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao or nationwide, is an assault on every Filipino’s rights and freedom,” the CPP mentioned
The message was amplified by celebration founder Mr Sison, who mentioned: “The risk to declare martial law nationwide would definitely be a declaration of battle towards the revolutionary motion.
“It would practically kill the peace negotiations.”