NO TO COMMUNISTS. Presidential bet Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (center, seated) and his fellow Aksyon Demokratiko candidates face the media in Cabanatuan City on Friday (March 11, 2022). He stressed that he will never involve insurgents in his administration. (Screengrab)

MANILA – A government under Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso will never allow a coalition with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

The Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer, reacting to a reported infiltration of communist terrorist group (CTG) members in the campaign of a rival candidate, said they have no place in his administration in case he wins in the May 9 polls.

“No, I am not in favor of a coalition governance with the CPP-NPA. I am for peace,” Domagoso said during a press conference in Cabanatuan City on Friday with running mate Dr. Willie Ong and senatorial bets Carl Balita and Samira Gutoc, and adopted candidate John Castriciones.

Lawyer Jopet Sison is the third Aksyon bet for the Senate.

Domagoso stressed he is sure that nobody from his team is involved with the CTGs.

He said Gutoc’s focus is on her fellow Muslims, Balita is an educator, and former Agrarian Reform secretary Castriciones helped distribute lands to farmers and former NPA members.

Si Jopet hindi rin. Ah 'yun baka mamaya isipin tatay niya si Joma kasi Sison (Not Jopet. Ah, maybe some may think that Joma is his father because he is a Sison),” Domagoso said in jest, referring to the CPP founder who is in exile in the Netherlands.

Eh lalo naman si Doc (Ong), Diyos ko po. So far, parang wala sa amin, as far as I know, wala (Especially Doc Willie, my God. So far, nobody among us, as far as I know),” he added.

Domagoso said only peaceful means can achieve lasting stability for the country.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, citing intelligence reports, previously alleged that some CPP members may have attended the campaign rally of Vice President Leni Robredo in General Trias, Cavite on March 4. (PNA)