PNP: CPP possibly behind UN human rights council resolution
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Friday said the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) could possibly be behind the adoption of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) of a resolution calling for a probe into the human rights situation in the country.
“[That’s] possible. It’s because that’s part of propaganda also. ‘Yung (the) CPP-NPA (New People’s Army) is so against the Duterte administration now, so pwede (it’s possible),” Albayalde told reporters when asked of this possibility.
Albayalde said the CPP has “contacts and connections” when asked how the group might have possibly influenced the UN to make a move.
He explained that the CPP would not have reached its 50th founding anniversary in December 2018 if it did not have these contacts.
“Alam naman natin na may (We know there are) other sectors in our society, in our community that are secretly funding and supporting this underground movement. Hindi magiging 50 years na problema natin ito kung walang suporta ito (They would not reach 50 years if it does not have any support),” he said.
He said efforts to topple the government are not only being pushed through armed conflict but also propaganda.
“You do not win a war only by armed battle. May kasamang intelligence, propaganda (You also need intelligence and propaganda),” he said.
Albayalde said the CPP “will do everything” to discredit the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, since the national peace talks between the group and the government had already been terminated.
Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, a former PNP chief who was in the same interview, also thinks someone else is behind the UNHRC’s adoption of the resolution but did not name any group or individual.
Asked for clues, he said: “‘Yung ayaw sa Presidente, nagpapa-interview sa abroad, nagpepresent ng ganito (reports), na ginigiba ‘yung ating bansa, (Someone who does not like the President, who entertains interviews abroad, presents reports, and tries to destroy the country)” he said.
He said this person or group “arouses the senses” of international organizations to investigate alleged human rights violations in the country because they want to see Duterte’s downfall. /muf