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Naka-drugs yata! Lorenzana calls CPP delusional for thinking it can topple Duterte

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana called the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) delusional for claiming they could win and establish a communist government in the country.

The CPP issued this statement in the wake of military pronouncements about the New People’s Army’s (NPA) capability to conduct large-scale depredation and extortion this year.

“Halos araw-araw ay nababalitaan natin ang pagbabalik-loob sa pamahalaan ng kanilang mga miyembro mula sa iba’t-ibang lalawigan at kabayanan dahil hindi na masikmura ng mga ito ang kabulukan ng kanilang sistema, at dahil na rin sa pagnanais nila ng kapayapaan at makabuluhang pagbabago,” the DND chief said.

These series of surrenders forced the CPP-NPA to double their deceptive recruitment efforts, using social issues and twisting facts to gain support, targeting the vulnerable sectors of the society to include students, women, children, urban poor and cultural minorities, he added.

“Pero hindi na nila malilinlang kailanman ang taumbayan dahil lantad na ang kanilang totoong motibo at layunin. Hindi na nila maitatago ang ginagawa nilang pangingikil, paninira ng mga ari-arian at kabuhayan, pamimilit, pananakit at pagpatay, maging ng mga inosenteng sibilyan,” the DND chief stressed.

Lorenzana also said that empty talk of the CPP-NPA would not diminish the troops’ resolve to finally put a stop to the communist-terrorists’ decades-long exploitation of indigenous peoples and rural communities.

“For far too long, they have impeded progress, denying the Philippines a chance to fully develop and depriving the Filipino people the opportunity to improve their quality of life,” he added. (PNA)