Saturday, August 5, 2017

CPP splinter group denies terrorist plot

From the Manila Times (Aug 5): CPP splinter group denies terrorist plot

A splinter group of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday issued a statement denying allegations of the National Capital Region (NCR) police directorate that they are preparing to conduct terrorist operations in the metro.

Luis Carlos of the Revolutionary People’s Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) National Military Secretariat said, “We categorically deny the latest statement made of NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde, alleging that RPA-ABB members were recruited by Muslim extremists and converted into Islam, and are poised to conduct terrorist operations in NCR. The RPA-ABB remains to be a revolutionary army dedicated to defending the interests and rights of the working class and the masses, and will never resort to extremist terrorism as the latest NCRPO intelligence report suggests.”

The statement added, “The RPA-ABB denounces, in the highest possible terms, the proliferation of extremist terrorism, whose main purpose is to sow fear and terror in the hearts and minds of the masses. We call the attention of the NCRPO to refrain from issuing baseless and malicious statements against the revolutionary army. We also renew our commitment to serve the people, and shall continue to be bulwark of justice against oppression and exploitation of any form.”

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