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CPP: REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT OUTSIDE OF JURISDICTION OF GOVERNMENT

Rejects government designation of CPP/NPA as terrorist groups

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and the revolutionary movement are outside the legal jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, Marco Valbuena, spokesman of the CPP Central Committee said, as the government’s anti-terrorism body declared the CPP and its armed wing the NPA as terrorist organizations.

In a statement, Valbuena said the CPP does not recognize “the juridical authority of the GRP, neither does (it) recognize the Anti-Terror Law as a legitimate law.”   

The CPP Central Committee issued the statement in wake of issuance of a resolution by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) that designated the CPP and the NPA as terrorist organizations.

In the resolution issued December 9, the ATC said it found probable cause that the CPP-NPA has committed or has conspired to commit terrorist acts defined in the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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