By: Nestor Corrales - Reporter / @NCorralesINQINQUIRER.net
Photo: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Marawi
President Rodrigo Duterte slammed on Wednesday the New People’s Army (NPA) for its conflicting orders against its fighters.
“Ang hindi ko talaga maintindihan, kung meron dito nakikinig na NPA, talagang sumasabog yung ulo ninyo,” Duterte told soldiers of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade in Sarangani.
“First you directed your soldiers to fight, to engage us…government. Mayamaya nagsabi kayo tutulong kayo to fight alongside with government. Mayamaya nandito na naman fight na naman kayo despite of just really doing what you want to say or say what you want to do, ito ini-engkwentro na naman ninyo,” he added.
The President said he doubted the sincerity of the communist rebels with their conflicting statements.
“Kaya ako di ako kumukumpyansa,” he said,
Malacañang had earlier said it was disturbed by the recent attacks of communist rebels even after the National Democratic Front (NDF) ordered its armed wing to refrain from launching offensive against state forces.
In a separate speech in Hagonoy, Davao de Sur, Duterte said the government must continue to talk peace with the communists.
“I have to talk to the communists but this time I hope you do it in a modality that is really sincere,” he said.
The President appealed to Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison saying, “You are sick, you are not dying but you are seriously sick. Wouldn’t you be happy to see and to die that there is peace in this country before you finally close your eyes?”