President Rodrigo Duterte has slammed the communist motion throwing a wrench into the peace course of with their calls for.

In a speech earlier than members of the first mechanized infantry brigade in Sultan Kudarat Wednesday (June 7), Duterte mentioned he needed to pursue peace with Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) since he’s a “President for peace.”

“Sa NPA, marami kasi silang drama. And, you know, every time that they make demands, it is as if they are the ones trying to bargain in a higher level, para sila tuloy ang tigas,” he mentioned.

Serious about pursuing the peace talks, Duterte mentioned he prolonged all goodwill he can to the communists, to no avail.

“But they all fouled it up. And to think na sila pa ang maghingi, na sila naman ngayon ang desperado makipag-usap,” he mentioned.

The Philippine authorities suspended peace talks with the communist motion final month over the NDF’s order for the NPA to proceed its offensive regardless of the declaration of martial regulation in Mindanao.