CPP says Duterte’s birthday should be his last outside prison


The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today told Rodrigo Duterte to enjoy his 77th birthday because it might be his last outside a prison cell.

“In a few months, as soon as he steps down from his official term as Philippine President, the Filipino people will without a doubt demand that he be prosecuted for the countless crimes against humanity,” said CPP Chief Information Officer Marco Valbuena.

“Whatever the outcome of the May elections, the Filipino people will surely raise their demand for Duterte to be immediately arrested and be made to face the International Criminal Court or local courts where charges can be filed,” Valbuena added.

“A special revolutionary people’s courts can also be formed which can order the arrest and prosecution of Duterte in order for him to face the Filipino people’s clamor for justice,” said Valbuena.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the “campaign of murder” perpetrated by state forces under Duterte’s bogus war on drugs and counterrevolutionary war of suppression against anti-imperialist and democratic forces.

“For six long years, the broad masses of the Filipino people suffered under Duterte’s campaign of mass murder, national treachery, militarist response to the pandemic which led to the destruction of jobs and livelihood and a steep dive on the economy,” Valbuena said.

“Tiyak na hindi patatahimikin ng mamamayan si Duterte sa dami ng krimen niya laban sa sambayanang Pilipino. Uusigin siya ng bawat Pilipino at hahabulin siya para makamtan nila ang hustisya. Iisa ang sigaw nila: Panagutin si Duterte, ikulong at pagbayarin!,” Valbuena said.

Valbuena said aside from heightening state terrorism, Duterte will also be made to answer for his corruption, for failing to defend the country’s marine resources, for his subservience to foreign economic interests, and allowing both the US and Chinese forces to set up their military bases within the country’s sovereign territory. (CPP Information Bureau)

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