Bonifacio-inspired Filipinos to topple Duterte’s pseudo-revolutionary government
Manila, Philippines – On the occasion of the 154th birth anniversary of the late revolutionary Gat Andres Bonifacio, the militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) expressed its strong disapproval on President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to declare a “revolutionary government”, saying such plan is nothing but a one-man rule in disguise.
PAMALAKAYA refutes President Duterte’s revolutionary government, saying a government which is composed of former military generals is no revolutionary but a “military junta”.
“Duterte’s concept of revolutionary government is the misnomer of a true revolutionary system that does not oppress its people; a government that upholds the welfare and basic rights of workers, peasants, and other marginalized sectors. No revolutionary if majority of your officials came from fascists and bloodlust military personnel. There is nothing revolutionary if you advocate wanton killings of human rights workers, freedom fighters, and innocent civilians,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA Chairperson said in a statement.
The group said that with Duterte’s formal termination of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) following the crackdown against legal activists, it is high time to further expose and isolate the Duterte regime’s aspiration to declare a nationwide one-man rule under the guise of “revolutionary government”.
“The only way to hinder Duterte’s foolish plan to declare a revolutionary government is to remove his from power. The legacy and revolutionary consciousness of Gat Andres Bonifacio continue to influence millions of Filipino people who aspire for a genuine independence and freedom from any form of expression. The true revolutionaries are out here in the streets, in the countryside; and they are ever ready to fight and topple this pseudo-revolutionary in Malacañan,” ended Hicap. ###