Duterte to Joma Sison: Let's stop the peace talks. Bahala na kayo diyan! - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Duterte to Joma Sison: Let's stop the peace talks. Bahala na kayo diyan!

President Rodrigo Duterte | Jose Maria "Joma" Sison | Photo from ABS-CBN

President Rodrigo Duterte said he is no longer interested in resuming peace talks with the communist rebels, after the Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria "Joma" Sison sough for his ouster.

Duterte made his response in a speech during the opening ceremony of the National Science and Technology Week in Davao City after Sison claimed that he would not last three years in office.

“Sabi naman ni Sison, I will not last three years. Kaya ang sabi ko kay Sison ngayon, ‘Ayaw ko na makipag-usap sa inyo kasi sabi ninyo three years na lang pala ako dito. So wala na akong time makipag-usap sa inyo. Bahala na kayo diyan." he said

 Jose Maria "Joma" Sison | Photo from ABS-CBN
 “Sabi nila instead of fighting, they’ll just use their energies to oust Duterte. Ah okay lang kung ‘yun ang ginusto ng tao. I am ready to be ousted pero, fight muna tayo." he added

Sison said that the communist National Democratic Front - the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines could no longer negotiate with the Duterte government and that it would be easier to support the “Oust Duterte” movement and prepare for peace talks with the next administration.

“Alam mo ba ang sabi niya? Duterte will not last. Until three years. O ‘di fine. If that is my destiny, I will accept it. There’s no problem with it. Destiny is God. That is what God wants me to be — a civilian after three years, according to Sison, the clairvoyant of the Communist Party of the Philippines,” he said.

The President also said that the CPP leader has been fighting for "50 years. We are about to begin another 50 years.”

NPAs | Photo Philstar

Duterte also said that he reviewed  the past agreements by the government with the insurgents and discovered their goal for power sharing.

“Abogado ako. Binabasa ko dahan-dahan ‘yan. ‘Pag suma-total mo ‘yan, if their figures i-summate mo, it would end up power-sharing and coalition government. I cannot give it to you. Let’s go to war. Let us all go to war,”

Duterte previously pushed the resumption of peace negotiations to a later date, saying he needed more time and more public consultations on the matter.


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Source: news.mb.com