The call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines to “stop the killings, start the healing” is most urgent given the continuing extrajudicial killings being committed under the Duterte administration’s “war on drugs”, “all-out war” vs. the CPP-NPA-NDFP, and “war vs. terrorism” especially in Mindanao, the Movement Against Tyranny said on Friday.
This the group said as they expressed support to the call of the CBCP to commemorate Nov. 5 as “Lord Heal our Land Sunday.” Bill Casas
Organizations and individuals within the Movement’s network will be joining the faithful at the mass at the EDSA Shrine at 3 p.m. and related activities nationwide.
“President Duterte has already admitted that he cannot wipe out illegal drugs nor end rebellion within his term,” the group said.
“He should realize that criminality and rebellion are complex, multi-faceted problems that cannot be simply resolved by aggressive, often fatal, police and military campaigns. It is time for him to reconfigure his brutal strategies into more humane, just and progressive solutions that address the social, economic and even cultural roots of the problems,” the group also said.