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Cubao rally of NDFP supporters an ‘inconvenience’ — AFP

/ 08:04 PM April 23, 2018


The lightning rally staged by dozens of supporters of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Cubao on Monday morning was an “inconvenience” to hardworking individuals, the military said.

“Disruption of traffic and public activities has been a constant doing of the communists and their front organizations; and its outcome has always inconvenienced hardworking individuals,” said Brig. Gen. Bienvenido Datuin, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in a statement.

At least 100 participated in the lightning rally along the busy intersection of Aurora Blvd. and Cubao around 9 a.m., which caused traffic buildup even if it only lasted for about 30 minutes.

The protesters, bearing the flags of the NDFP and Communist Party of the Philippines, called for the resumption of peace talks and invited professionals to join the New People’s Army in the countryside.

“The ire they received from stranded motorists during their rally manifests the public’s exasperation on such disruption by the communist group,” Datuin said.

“As a common theme in their rallies in the past, their clamor always focus on human rights which they do not have respect for; and the resumption of peace talks while the NPA, their armed wing conduct atrocities against the people,” he added.

Datuin called on the public to reject these disruption and terror of the communists: “The unified voice of the Filipino is needed in making them realize their eroded credibility.” /je


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