Rosales: KMU has been demanding Duterte’s ouster
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Local chapters of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) slammed the inclusion of their groups in the ‘Red October’ plot, which seeks the removal of President Rodrigo Duterte from office.
BMP-Negros Occidental Secretary-General Jun Año said the allegations cannot be avoided, blaming is on “capitalist ideology.”
Año stated, their group only protects the dignity of workers and those living in poverty.
He also slammed Duterte for “breaking his promises” to uplift the lives of the Filipino people and eliminating job contractualization.
The local BMP leader added, the administration’s accusations against militant groups will not stop them from taking to the streets until the reforms they demand are implemented.
KMU Secretary-General Noli Rosales, meanwhile, slammed Duterte for blaming their group for the country’s economic problems.
He added, KMU had already been calling for Duterte’s ouster prior to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) uncovering the ‘Red October’ plot.
Rosales called Duterte “desperate” for involving their group.
Last week, the AFP reportedly recovered a laptop and documents from suspected New People’s Army members that allegedly contained plans on how to remove Duterte from office.
AFP Deputy Chief operations chief of staff, Brigadier General Antonio Parlade, Jr., said the evidence was seized during a counter-insurgency operation in northern Mindanao last July.
The Communist Party of the Philippines, meanwhile, denied the allegations and accused the AFP of spreading lies./DGB, WDJ