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Joma: Panelo, Duterte diagrams 'not even worth a scrap of toilet paper'

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) co-founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison on Wednesday gave his two cents on matrix bared by Malacañang that tag the Liberal Party, Magdalo, journalists, and media organizations as part of a 'conspiracy' to discredit President Rodrigo Duterte and to boost the Senate bids of opposition Otso Diretso candidates.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo claimed of a “very active online collaboration” between VERA Files president Ellen Tordesillas, Aquino administration spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, Cocoy Dayao, Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Rodel Jayme, Bong Banal, Arman Pontejos, and other LP groups and supporters.

Jayme is the creator of the Metro Balita website that was allegedly used to share the videos that tagged members of the First Family in the illegal drug trade and is currently facing inciting to sedition charge.

In a statement posted on the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Website, the exiled communist leader shared what he said was the best way to reduce the drawing of the diagrams to absurdity.

"The best way to reduce the drawing of diagrams or matrices to absurdity is to use the toilet of the presidential palace as the common point of reference for a criminal linkage between ex-dilawan Duterte and [former President Benigno] Noynoy Aquino and all sorts of people going to the palace and using the same toilet," Sison said.

"Nonetheless, the diagrams drawn and released by Duterte and Panelo are certainly not even worth a scrap of toilet paper," he added.

"Are these the result of Duterte’s reported nervous breakdown or prolonged rest from dialysis treatment last week?"

According to Sison, pictures of camaraderie between President Duterte, his son Paolo, son-in-law Mans and Bong Go on one hand, and the alleged notorious drug lords like Peter Lim, Michael Yang, Kenneth Dong and others are "more damning and more telling than diagrams."

Sison also stressed that, "in the history of law, guilt by association has long been discredited as a method for criminalizing people through bills of attainder, congressional witch hunts and trial by publicity, instead of approaching first the courts of law with evidence to prove the personal criminal responsibility of every one accused."

"Incriminating people through diagrams and using them in trials by publicity can be used against Duterte himself and his peace negotiators by simply linking them to names of persons who are designated or claimed to belong to the CPP, NPA and the NDFP," he added.

As far as he was concerned, Sison said diagrams or matrices being bandied about should include a big box "to refer to the Filipino people with clear links to the individuals and organizations that are accused of conspiracy to discredit Duterte and in fact share a common detestation for the policies and acts of treason, tyranny, mass murder, plunder and swindling by the traitor and tyrant Duterte."

Sison opined that many Filipinos "share a common detestation for the policies and acts of treason, tyranny, mass murder, plunder and swindling by the traitor and tyrant Duterte." — BAP, GMA News