PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION WEBCENTRAL

Fascist liar Duterte will have himself to blame for rising resistance in Mindanao

The imposition of a one-year martial law extension in Mindanao will heighten the people’s resistance to Duterte’s dictatorship. More and more, he is pushing people to resort to armed struggle as they suffer under his intensifying fascist rule.

The approval was based on AFP reports of “385 atrocities” committed by the NPA in Mindanao, referring to tactical offensives by the people’s army against legitimate military targets and punitive actions against destructive and plunderous companies in the island. This is similar to his previous manufactured claim of 4.7 million drug users to justify his attacks against the urban and rural poor, as well as his political opponents.

Since his martial law declaration, more than 58 activists have been killed in Southern Mindanao, 70% of which are from Compostela Valley, a center of anti-mining resistance which is now dubbed as the “valley of death.” Twelve activists, mostly Lumads, have been killed in the Caraga region. From Lianga to Alabel, thousands have evacuated to escape AFP brutality, forcing them to abandon what little they have and pushing them further into poverty. Lumads in South Cotabato are up in arms after his soldiers opened fire on their community, killing eight and wounding many, on his orders to defend his crony Consunji.

He has pulverized the entire city of Marawi, destroying properties estimated at P100 billion. He has displaced hundreds of thousands of people across the island through militarization, intense aerial bombardment and shelling to clear the way for land-grabbing and plunder by foreign companies and his family’s cronies. He now boasts of using the NPA for “target practice” of his newly-acquired attack helicopters from the US with the same callous attitude to civilian casualties when he ordered the AFP to “flatten the hills” against the people’s army.

By extending martial law, Duterte also bought himself time to ram anti-people and pro-oligarch infrastructure projects under his “Build, build, build” program in Marawi and elsewhere. His Mindanao railway project is due to start next year, fortified by the recent passage of his anti-people tax reform program.

As with all lies, the truth will explode in Duterte’s face. It is historical truth that the NPA increased almost tenfold when Marcos imposed martial law. It was martial law that pushed people from all walks of life and different political persuasions to unite and oust the dictator.

Topics: AFP , NPA , Martial Law , Duterte , US-Duterte

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Padulong sa iyang pagkahugno ang pintas-sa-kababayen-ang diktador nga si Rodrigo Duterte Duterte’s war against Lumad intensifies in Southern Mindanao, NPA launches counter-attacks Rodrigo Duterte is a misogynistic tyrrant on his way to his downfall Nagkamangtas ang gyera ni Duterte batuk sa Lumad sa Southern Mindanao, kontra-atake gilunsad sa NPA 6 na elemento ng PNP-SAF sa Antipolo City, sugatan sa pananambang ng NPA-Rizal! Pagbati ng MGC sa opensibang militar NPA Rizal P25,000 bounty sa bawat Pulang mandirigma, desperadong hakbang ni Duterte

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On the so-called NPA surrenderees Labanan at biguin ang teroristang lagim ng rehimeng US-Duterte Resist and frustrate the US-Duterte regime’s reign of terror Magkasunod na TO sagot ng BHB sa Pasismo ng 50IB On the AFP’s lies regarding the supposed NPA attack on AFP troops in a “relief mission” in Samar Quid pro quo: Operation Pacific Eagle-Philippines in exchange for support to Duterte’s corrupt and criminal rule NPA to Duterte: No, thanks
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