A dollar for a drug-kill; Pinoy communists balk at Trump's racist view | BICOL TODAY

A dollar for a drug-kill; Pinoy communists balk at Trump’s racist view

President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump. Photo courtesy of PCOO

MANILA – US President Donald Trump has promised USD 2 million to support President Duterte’s drug war, meaning more guns and bullets to snuff out the country’s poor who are being suspected into drug peddling.

Also, Trump’s view of the Philippines as “the most prime piece of real estate” not only shows his imperialist, racist contempt of the Filipino people by stamping a real estate value on the homeland. Worse, it pulls the Philippines into the vortex of its wars in Asia.

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday has made known its contempt for Trump’s “imperialistic, racist” attitude for the Filipino people.

In an emailed statement, CPP zeroed in on Trump’s announcement after the ASEAN trip that the Philippines is “the most prime piece of real estate…an unbelievably important military location, …a perfect spot,” shows the US government’s priorities in its designs on the Philippines. Aside from the already frequent military exercises, increased military equipment and training for the AFP, Trump also announced that he will be giving $2 million to support Duterte’s criminal drug war.

CPP continued: “US imperialism has already manifested this view of the Philippines as its forward military base since the turn of the 20th century when it waged a bloody colonial war on the Philippines to use it against China. Until the 1950’s to the 1970’s, it has consistently used the Philippines as launching pad for its wars of aggression on Korea and Vietnam. But this time, the president put it so bluntly, in an official White House statement to boot, raising the level of pressure the US will exercise to control this area in its Asian positioning.”

“With US imperialism’s muscle-flexing on the issue of the South China Sea and the Malacca Strait, Trump finds that “it’s very important that we get along with the Philippines, and we do.” He has welcomed allies in an AFP that slaughters its own people in defense of US imperialist interests, and a president singing the same war-mongering tune against the DPRK—in fact, even singing a love ditty as the master orders it to, true to its puppet character,” CPP added.

The CPP has taken note on the patriotic forces which braved the water cannons and truncheons to show their protest against Trump.

It also took note, as deserving commendations, on the NPA units which launched different forms of military actions to underscore their protest of the Trump visit.

In the end, it is the Filipino people, through their revolutionary and militant struggles, that will show Trump and his ilk that the Philippines is not a piece of real estate, but a democratic, sovereign nation, CPP declared.

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