President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) has uttered that there will be no more peace talks with communist rebels.
This is a total reversal of the stand of the President in his first (1st) SONA last year, where “peace” will always be on top of his agenda while he sits in Malacañan.
|"Talaga, bully ako especially to the enemies of the state" the President makes this point in reaction to the CPP-NPA calling him a "bully) (photo credit to ABS-CBN)|
“Kayong nga left (You, leftists), I will not talk to you. Why should I?” Duterte said.
“Times have changed because God placed me here and I have to take care of a Republic,” the President said.
The communist has branded the president as a “bully” in his dealing with the former, which has irritated the president.
“Bully daw ako? Talaga, bully ako especially to the enemies of the state (They called me a bully? Yes, I am a bully, especially to enemies of the state),” he said.
The president reiterated that his administration “would enforce laws against anarchy, disturbance, and violence”.
Sison is sick
“Sison is sick, may colon cancer…”
The president made publicly known during his SONA that Jose Maria Sison- the Communist party of the Philippines (CCP) founder, is afflicted with a critical disease.
Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police have been subjected to ambushes by the New People’s Army (NPA) even if the government troops are in civilian clothes or just even by doing market chores. Also just recently the NPA fired at the vehicle of the Presidential convoy, hoping that the President is there.
“This is my proposal, I may be totally wrong and I will accept it… from now on I will save money for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. We have lost so much soldiers and there are thousands already incapacitated to fight, pati yung police ko araw-araw ninyong ina-ambush pati yung convoy ko…,” Duterte said.
“Pati akong…gago…pati ako Patayin…sabagay malayo ako dun e. Pero convoy ko kasi yun e…Gago pati yung convoy ko ambush-in. Hindi nila alam na nakasibat na ako,” he said.