Iginiit ng pro-Duterte group na “Citizen National Guard” na ang pagtuligsa laban sa administrasyon ni President Rodrigo Duterte ay isang uri ng destabilisasyon.
“If you are a political opponent, why don’t you stand up categorically and say we are not pushing for regime change? Don’t say that we’re not destabilizers. You say it is our interest and the interest of the country that Mr. Duterte continues as the president for the rest of his term,” ayon kay CNG founder Antonio Valdes.
“A denial of being a destabilizer and somebody who’s working for a regime change, it’s like admitting you’re already seditious,” dagdag pa ni Valdes.
Para kay Valdes, kitang-kita umano ang conspiracy para patalsikin si Duterte.
“Conspiracy to oust the president [is something that] you can see that on the papers, you can see that on the television, you can hear that on radio. It’s everywhere,” ani Valdes.
Ayon naman kay dating Department of National Defense director Horacio Gonzales, nais ng mga binansagan nilang “enemies of the state” na maghasik ng kaguluhan.
“Once there’s no strong leader, all of these other sectors will be able to achieve what they want to achieve. The terrorists will be able to forcibly take positions, areas. The same thing with the CPP-NPA, the same thing with the drugs, the same thing with everybody,” ani Gonzales.
Matatandaan na noong October 3, pinangunahan nila Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II at Public Attorney’s Office Chief Persida Acosta ang launching ng nasabing grupo.
Ayon sa CNG, itinuturing nilang mga “enemies of the state” ang: ISIS-inspired terrorism, Communist Party of the Philippines-New People Army, drug cartels, seditious political oppositions na di umano’y mga “Yellowtards” at foreign intelligence agencies na nagnanais ng international support para sa regime change.