The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP-CC) condemns in the strongest terms possible the Duterte regime for issuing Presidential Proclamation No. 360 which arbitrarily terminated the peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the GRP, after threatening to declare the CPP and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations.
The Filipino people are indignant over Duterte’s unilateral termination as it torpedoes and casts away the achievements of NDFP-GRP peace negotiations. Various sectors have expressed their outrage over his complete termination of the talks and demand its resumption.
Duterte’s termination of peace talks and terror-tagging of the CPP/NPA/NDFP signal an escalation of fascist attacks and an intensification of its all-out war against the Filipino people and their revolutionary and democratic forces. This is part of the scheme to impose nationwide martial law or some other form of power grab to monopolize political power.
Duterte terminated peace talks amid the rising protest movement against rampant killings in his so-called war against drugs, political killings against activists, widespread death and destruction in the Marawi Siege, aerial bombings, shelling, militarization and all-out war in the countryside.
The Party condemns Duterte for red- and terror-tagging the legal democratic organizations which further legitimizes the direct assault against activists by the military and police. He has dished out brazen threats to have activists arrested in total disregard of civil and political rights The Party calls on all democratic forces to brace for and resist the Duterte regime’s all-out attacks and exert all-out effort to unite the Filipino people in a broad united front and wage all forms of struggle to fight and defeat Duterte’s schemes to establish a fascist dictatorship.