Duterte only wants progressive groups to condemn armed struggle — Palace

Duterte only wants progressive groups to condemn armed struggle — PalaceMANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte only wants the so-called legal fronts to renounce armed violence, Malacañang said Tuesday, as it advised progressive lawmakers to “get real” and admit their ties with the Communist Party of the Philippines.Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while mere affiliation with the CPP is not a crime, the party cannot be separated from the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the communist rebels.“Well, if it may not be a crime but they (legal fronts) have consistently been lying….

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