MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) remains committed in defending the nation and all its democratic institutions from the attacks of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and its allies.
“Our countrymen can rest assured that your Defenders will do our utmost to protect everyone, especially the duly elected President of our country from the likes of the terrorist CPP-NPA. We will guard the institutions which are sacred to our democratic way of life and not let any group destroy the ideals which our nation’s forefathers fought and died for,” DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.
In its official publication, the CPP-NPA called on its brigands to work towards the downfall of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and build an alliance with anti-Duterte groups, “even those with the biggest contradiction with the revolutionary forces” just to bring down the Chief Executive and launch campaigns, “both armed and unarmed, to deal serious blows to the regime and weaken it until it falls.”
“This latest statement of the CPP-NPA once again shows how far these communist-terrorists are from the truth and how years of propagating lies have deluded their sense of reality,” Lorenzana added.
Also, Duterte is far from being “increasingly isolated” from the Filipino people since according to the latest survey, the Chief Executive has a very high 82 percent approval and trust rating.
“The CPP’s call for an unholy alliance of all groups opposed to the government just to bring down the President, ‘even those with the biggest contradiction with the revolutionary forces,’ brings to light their bankrupt ideology,” the DND chief added.
In this regard, Lorenzana said this call showed the CPP-NPA’s movement was now crumbling from within.
“They have already lost their mass-based support and their members are returning to the fold of law as their motives and criminal acts have already been exposed to their former cadres and the entire Filipino nation,” he added. (PNA)