The monstrosity that is the US-Duterte regime is propelling the Filipino youth and the people to unite and bring down this sorry excuse of the government. If there’s someone who should be blamed for the growing dissent and alleged “destabilization plot”, the president ought to reflect himself in the mirror.

The barrage of state propaganda criminalizing and red-tagging various legal and democratic organizations of the Filipino youth post-September 21 is worth noting. Labeled as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army by AFP, PNP and even the ROTC, these “Duterty tactics” reek of the state’s utmost desperation to install a dictatorship that will serve the interest of the elite and imperialists.

“The youth will not cower from the pesky maneuvers of Duterte and his cohorts. The Red October ouster plot circulated by the administration is nothing but an insensitive scapegoat to every corruption, economic turbulence, and political persecution it is currently facing,” said Jose Mari Callueng, National President of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines.

According to the Guild, the youth together with Anakbayan, League of Filipino Students, Kabataan Partylist, College Editors Guild of the Philippines, National Union of Students of the Philippines, and Youth Act Now Against Tyranny, have been at the forefront of militant mobilizations and protests against the fascist and tyrannical president thus, the blatant red-tagging in a desperate attempt to pacify the ever-expanding mass movement.

“Since day one, the youth have opposed Duterte’s tyrannical rule. We mounted strong actions against his anti-people policies such as Oplan Tokhang, Oplan Tambay, Oplan Kapayapaan, and recently, thousands of youth marched to Luneta to remind the president that we will never forget and we will resist his looming dictatorship,” added Callueng. “If the government is spreading the poorly concocted story of a Red October, we would like to tell the President that this October, we will rage on and bring down all traitors to the youth and Filipino people!” he added.


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