News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the call of the CPP to launch armed offensives in reaction to govt’s plan to extend martial law

To show that the CPP/NPA/NDP is truly in pursuit of peaceful coexistence, they must stand against a common enemy, regardless of martial law extension.

The Duterte administration has shown in numerous occasions its strong commitment to bring peace. It is time for the CPP/NPA/NDFP to reciprocate the government’ gestures of goodwill by ending their extortion and criminal activities and re-directing their energy to help eradicate terrorism and violent extremism in Mindanao.