Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque still failed to name Catholic Church leaders who may be conniving with communist rebels to oust President Duterte, after a Manila prelate dared him to divulge their identities.
Roque earlier drew criticism from the outspoken Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo after saying that the idea of communist rebels and Catholic leaders joining forces to oust the president was not far-fetched.
Pabillo dared Roque to identify Church leaders who may be involved in an alleged ouster plot against the President.
In a radio interview, Roque said his claim was not “fake news”, but he still failed to name even a single Church leader who could be involved in an oust Duterte plot. He stressed that the communist party has a proven history of penetrating any institution just to advance its interests.
the worlds longest insurgency
“Hindi po fake news iyan; iyan po ay kasaysayan. Napakatanda na po ng CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army), it’s the world longest insurgency. Ang konsepto po talaga ng mga Maoist ay iyon din ang konsepto ng National Democratic Front eh talagang papasukin nila ang iba’t ibang institusyon ‘no. Kaya po ang sa akin, iyan po ay isang panawagan, isang babala,” Roque said.
(That is not phony news; that is history. The CPP-NPA has been existing for so long and is behind one of the world’s longest-running insurgecies. The Maoist idea is additionally the idea receive by the National Democratic Front, and that is to infiltrate different organizations. That is the reason for me, it’s a notice.)
“Matuto naman po tayo sa kasaysayan. Huwag magbulag-bulagan at huwag nating… kunwaring hindi alam kung paano gumalaw ang CPP-NPA.
(We ought to gain from history and not fake obliviousness about how the CPP-NPA functions.)
Proclamation some Church pioneers
Roque included he is remaining by his prior proclamation that some Church pioneers could be uniting with socialist revolutionaries as a result of their comparable aversion for the President, who has as of late increase his tirades against the Church and its lessons.
For Pabillo, Roque’s announcement just uncovered the “frailty” of the Duterte organization.
“That exclusive shows how unreliable they are. They are so blind by their feelings of trepidation and their predisposition that they can’t see their mix-ups. They avoid on others their wasteful aspects,” the prelate include.
Roque issued the announcement this week even as he had recently originated from a gathering with Papal Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia amid last Friday’s festival of Pope’s Day.
The gathering amongst Roque and Caccia came in the wake of Duterte’s disputable comment calling God “idiotic.”
Roque’s comments likewise came in the midst of reestablished strains between the legislature and the NDF over the deferral in the resumption of peace talks.