On Sison’s remarks on the unilateral ceasefire

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairperson Jose Ma. Sison is again engaged in a ranting nonsense that only high lights his perverted vision of reality as well as his insensitivity to the present grave peril that the Filipino people he professed to fight for face.

Rather than welcome the President’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire , Mr. Sison calls it “premature, insincere and false.”

At a time when all Filipinos, regardless of class, religion, or ideology, are united to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country, Mr. Sison, in these times of national health emergency and calamity, would rather have a hostile environment where Filipinos argue with, if not kill, each other.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are increasing, which stands at 217, as of yesterday March 20 , 4PM, This circumstance is a golden opportunity for Mr. Sison to show his patriotism by extending his hands for peace, for the sake of the Filipino people.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson