NDF-North Eastern Mindanao Region propaganda statement posted to the Communist Party of the Philippines Website (Mar 8): Further strengthen the unity of women and fight the fascist AFP/PNP and US-Duterte regime
Ka Maria Malaya, Spokesperson
NDFP Northeastern Mindanao
8 March 2018
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-North Eastern Mindanao Region (NDFP-NEMR) warmly join the struggling women from different classes in commemorating this momentous day. We call on all women to strengthen their unity in fighting the abuse of the fascist Armed Forces of the Philippines/Philippine National Police (AFP/PNP) and the US-Duterte regime.
The tyranny of the US-Duterte regime was exposed just a few months after he came into power. He began a series of attacks against the struggling people and one of the very first victims of his tyranny were the women, especially those from among the farmers, Lumad, urban poor and workers.
One of the most vile expression of his tyranny is his being anti-women. Even before he became president, Duterte degraded women; and it worsened when he was unmasked of his pro-people charade.
Duterte’s bloody Oplan Kapayapaan traumatized many women, youth and elderly Lumad and farmers in NEMR with his bombing, shelling, strafing, political killings and other forms of harassment during military operations of the AFP. This resulted to widespread evacuations of the Lumad people and farmers. Thousands evacuated in the region in the first three months of this year, particularly in Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte.
This is similar to the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, when he, cold-bloodedly, destroyed Marawi City, victimized countless Moro women with rape and other forms of sexual abuse committed by the AFP and PNP. As of this time, not a single fascist soldier has been punished. They were even condoned by the statement of Duterte that if a member of the AFP/PNP raped three times, he will answer for the third.
In an attempt of the fascist US-Duterte regime to annihilate the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and revolutionary movement by the year 2018, he has been releasing statements to harass and terrorize the people. Duterte has seemingly lost his mind when he said that if a woman NPA is captured, he himself will shot her genitalia.
Such vile statements of Duterte has given members of the AFP and PNP more license to, without any second thought, violate human rights especially the abuse of women.
Thus, we can foresee more victimized women, young and old, by the cold-blooded actions of the AFP and PNP. Because of this, the unity of oppressed and exploited women must be more widespread, strong and firm, joined with the Filipino people, to expose, fight and make the executioner AFP/PNP pay dearly and oust the US-Duterte regime from power.