The Communist Party of the Philippines stepped up condemnations against China on 7 April for its “military aggression against the Philippines” in building military installations within the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The CPP called on Filipinos, including security forces within the Duterte regime, to establish a “national front against Chinese imperialist annexation to assert the country’s sovereign rights and drive away the Chinese imperialist aggressors.”
A pro-democracy coalition of opposition forces including Bayan Muna, Liberal Party, United Nationalist Alliance and Magdalo, launched the 1Sambayan (One Nation) on 23 March, uniting in their rejection of the Duterte authoritarian regime and their “love for the country and democracy”. The convenors said that a united coalition could outnumber and defeat the Duterte regime.
On 7 April, US Senator Diane Feinstein responded to calls from the Action Network to condemn the killings and arrests of human rights defenders in the Philippines and to suspend US military aid to the Philippines.
The people's armed resistance to the murderous Duterte regime is surging all around the country. On 7 April, the Communist Party of the Philippines reported that the New People’s Army mounted “at least 16 attacks on the regime's armed forces in just the last two weeks in nine provinces all over the country.” It added, “This shows the determination of the NPA to foil the ambition of the fascist regime to defeat the armed revolution.”