By Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
February 12, 2019
In one of his latest rants against me, Duterte makes a fool of himself by denying the existence of the people’s democratic government and opposing its vital function of taxation for defraying the costs of administration and various social programs for the benefit of the people.
Duterte should be reminded that when he was still mayor of Davao city he publicly acknowledged the existence of the people’s democratic government and also publicly urged the owners of taxable properties and enterprises to pay their taxes to this revolutionary government or else incur penalties.
Now, he claims that the only government there is in the Philippines is the reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats like him. And in glaring despotic style he uses the personal possessive pronoun “my” to refer to the reactionary government, its public funds, its armed forces and police.
Whenever necessary, the NDFP has always pointed out there are two governments in the Philippines, the reactionary one and the revolutionary one of workers and peasants. These two governments are in a state of civil war (as distinguished from national war against foreign aggression) and they are co-belligerents under the international laws on armed conflict, human rights and humanitarian conduct.###