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By Junex Doronio

DESPITE THE DEMISE of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison in The Netherlands, his remaining loyal supporters continue to impress upon the international community that the Philippines is a “failed state” following their claim that two student activists Jhed Tamano and Jonila Castro were allegedly kidnapped by government forces.

It turned out, however, that Tamano and Castro have escaped from the left-leaning organization where they belong, which the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported to have actually detained the student activists.

“They want the international community to believe that this country is a failed state,” National Security Council (NSC) Assistant Director General Jonathan Malaya said.

On Saturday, September 16, Malaya issued the warning against the deceptive ploy of groups identified with Sison after the PNP presented videos of the two students reconciling with their respective parents.

He said leftist organizations Karapatan, Anakbayan, AKAP Ka, Pamalakaya and Oceana have conducted fundraising activities for the search of missing students. (ai/mnm)