Duterte ‘copycat’, a 2.0 mad version of dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, says human rights Karapatan | BICOL TODAY

Duterte ‘copycat’, a 2.0 mad version of dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, says human rights Karapatan

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By Joey Natividad

CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Human rights umbrella organization, Karapatan, has described President Duterte’s ending the peace talks by Proclamation 360 as “likened to a mad man raving and ranting” over his “unaccomplished goals” of ending insurgency in his terms, and failure to eliminate the drug menace after 13,000 kills.

Karapatan also describes Duterte as trying hard being a “copycat” of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, “it all fits his mad obsession to be a version 2.0 of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.”

“Duterte’s termination of the peace negotiations further exposes his fascist mold and his insincerity to pursue just and lasting peace in the Philippines,” says Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary-general.

His stubborn refusal to abide by the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human “Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), through his non-release of political prisoners and intensifying repressive measures against the people, manifests itself as once again, he ranted and raved like a madman instead of discussing these major significant issues in the aborted fifth round of formal peace talks,” Palabay informed Bicol Today in Naga City by email.

According to the Karapatan leader, this development, along with his terrorist-tagging of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army and the verbal orders to state forces to undertake a crackdown on progressive organizations perfectly fits into Duterte’s mix of repressive campaigns against the people – his war against drugs, counter-insurgency and all-out war, martial law in Mindanao, and attacks against his perceived political enemies.

“It all fits his mad obsession to be a version 2.0 of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with his schemes to strengthen his hold to power through a nationwide martial law declaration or his bogus revolutionary government design,” says Palabay.

On the return of drug war operations to the Philippine National Police, there has been no respite in extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations in Duterte’s drug war, despite his deceptive pronouncements placing the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as the lead government body in its anti-drug efforts.

The Philippine National Police has carried on, business as usual, with its murderous campaigns in urban poor communities.

“As long as Duterte’s pronounced policy ordering and justifying extrajudicial killings remains, whatever agency, whether PDEA or PNP, that implements its war on drugs campaign is bound to perpetuate the same violations with impunity,” says Karapatan. [BicolToday.com]

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