(L-R) President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder and NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has had enough of the Joma Sison and the Reds.
In a speech during the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas in Malacañang on Wednesday (December 5), the President said he will no longer negotiate with the communist group especially on matters regarding the peace process.
Likewise, he said he is taking back his offer to communist leader Joma Sison of not arresting him once he returns to the Philippines.
Instead, President Duterte advised Sison to never ever return.
“And itong komunista, I’m no longer ready to talk to you. I’ve done it before. Magmukha lang tayong g*go. You insult me, I insult you. Para tayong bata. Huwag ka na lang umuwi dito. I promise you, I’ll slap you. ‘Pag ipinilit mo sa airport, umuwi ka dito, put***na mo, sampalin kita talaga. Sige ka. Ipakain ko ‘yang pustiso mo l***** ka. T*** i** ‘tong mayabang. Akala mo kung sino,” the President said as he vented his anger.
Talking about the communists’ ways of doing things, the Chief Executive noted that revolution will never do any good to the country’s economy.
“Tapos from one convoluted brain, maniniwala kayo diyan kay Sison? You know, if you want to transform this country, you have to do it by evolution. It cannot be revolution. Dahan-dahan lang,” he stressed.
There were reports that the Department of National Defense (DND), through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, preferred not to recommend to the President a holiday truce in view that the communist rebels would only use it to reinforce their group after a number of rebels have decided to surrender.
Last year, both sides decided on a 60-day suspension of offensive operations in view of the holiday season.
On December 26, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) will celebrate its 50th founding anniversary.
The military and police, as expected, will employ stringent measures and strengthen their forces for potential rebel activities relative to their anniversary. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)