The disagreement between President Duterte and Jose Sison has seen the founding father of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP) describe his former pupil as the nation’s “number-one drug addict”.
Sison was referring to the president’s use of the extremely potent opioid Fentanyl to ease the ache from spinal accidents he suffered in a bike accident.
“As an addict user of the opioid Fentanyl, Duterte is the number-one drug addict in the Philippines and is the most fitting target of the police units that he has turned into death squads and corrupted with money and promotions,” the exiled Maoist chief stated in an announcement.
“But many people, including his so-called diehard supporters, are waking up to the fact that the illegal drug trade continues to thrive even in Bilibid [prison] and that Duterte has been favouring certain drug lords by delivering the street market to them where the low-level pushers of other drug syndicates have been slaughtered,” he added.
As we reported in February, the president admitted that he took greater than the required dosage of Fentanyl as a result of it not solely relieved his ache however made him really feel like he was on “cloud nine.”
“The doctor stopped it because he got mad,” he stated. “I’m supposed to cut it into four pieces. Eh, there was a time na yung buo nilagay ko because more than just the disappearance of pain, you feel that you are on cloud nine. Para bang everything is okay with the world, nothing to worry about.”
Sison additionally hit out at the president’s “cowardly” act of killing suspected poor drug customers and sellers whereas retracting his earlier public threats in opposition to suspected Cebu-based drug lord Peter Lim and two alleged protectors of drug syndicates – former Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino and retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, former Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy chief for administration.
“But he has enjoyed the most the mass murder of suspected poor drug users and pushers in the urban slums by the thousands (estimated at 8,000 to 12,000) and has openly assured the obvious murderers in authority that they have the licence to kill with impunity,” he stated.
“Duterte is overconfident that the poor victims, their families and even institutions cannot stand and fight against his presidential power.”
Sison stated the president “incited the people and revolutionary forces to resist his oppressive rule” due to his hardline insurance policies involving “martial rule” and different strategies like “abduction and murder as well as indiscriminate bombings and artillery fire that victimise entire communities.”
Sison additionally accused the president of being “out of his mind” and “out of touch with reality” for ordering authorities troops to “wipe out” the New People’s Army (NPA), which has been waging battle in the countryside for nearly 50 years.
“He cannot finish off in five years an armed revolutionary movement deeply rooted among the toiling masses of workers and peasants who are fighting for national and social liberation against the big compradors and landlords represented now by him,” he stated.
Sison added that the NPA fighters had been “highly principled” and “sharp” sufficient perceive the “evil scheme of the US-Duterte regime to combine martial rule and ‘Tokhang’ methods of mass murder, and ready to fight these effectively.”
On Saturday, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella referred to as Sison “out of touch” along with his individuals on the floor, who had change into “plain criminals” and “extortionists”.
The president had earlier dared Sison to come back house to the Philippines and battle right here. Previously, throughout his State of the Nation Address on Monday, he had claimed that his former college tutor was dying of bowel most cancers, which Sison denies.