The prospect of forging a peace settlement with the communists now seems to be far-fetched after President Rodrigo Duterte stated he not desires to speak to them.
In a speech earlier than members of the 103rd Infantry Brigade in Camp Ranao in Marawi City Thursday (July 20), Duterte informed troopers they are going to as soon as once more be waging conflict towards the New People’s Army.
“Pagkatapos nito, pag maubos na yung mga u**l dyan, mag-reorient tayo. NPA namna. Kasi marami silang utang sa akin. Ayoko nang makipag-usap sa kanila,” he stated.
Duterte expressed dismay on the NPA’s assaults towards troopers and policemen, recalling how a few of them have been killed even whereas they have been off-duty.
“Ang sama ng mga ‘yun. Yung patayin mo yung namalengke,” he stated.
Duterte made the pursuit of a peace course of with the communists one in every of his marketing campaign guarantees through the 2016 elections.
On Wednesday (July 19), the NPA carried out twin assaults towards authorities forces.
Two Marines have been shot useless in Roxas, Palawan by communist fighters as they have been shopping for issues for his or her detachment close by. In Cotabato, not less than 5 members of the Presidential Security Group have been wounded after NPA members dressed as troopers attacked their convoy.