The International Criminal Court announced on 15 September that its Pre-Trial Chamber I has granted the ICC Prosecutor’s request to commence an investigation in relation to crimes committed in the Philippines “in the context of the so-called ‘war on drugs’ campaign” of the Duterte government.
The Communist Party of the Philippines on 10 September denied claims by the Armed Forces of the Philippines that the revolutionary forces in Southern Mindanao is “on the brink of collapse”, declaring that “the CPP Southern Mindanao Regional Committee is intact.”
The Communist Party of the Philippines on 7 September called on the Filipino people to “take advantage of the looming political crisis” and push their democratic resistance against the corrupt, terrorist and tyrannical Duterte regime. “More and more are becoming open to the idea of ending the tyranny even before next year’s elections,” the CPP said.
The Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on 12 September issued messages expressing sympathies on the passing of Communist Party of Peru founder and leader Manuel Ruben Abimael Guzman Reynoso, who was also known as Presidente Gonzalo. He died in prison on 11 September 2021 at the age of 86.