President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday stated he was fed with the treachery of the Communist Party of the Philippine-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and he wouldn’t interact them in any negotiations each formal and back-channel.
In a speech to troopers belonging to the Philippine Army‘s 103rd Brigade throughout his go to in Marawi City, Duterte stated that he would go after the NPA as soon as the federal government absolutely liberates Marawi City from Islamic State-inspired militants.
“Huwag kayo masyado magkumpiyansa dyan, kasi there is a strong resurgence. Nabubuhay na naman ang NPA. Pagkatapos nito, letse itong putukan na ito, kapag naubos ang mga ulol, mag-re-orient tayo, NPA na naman. Kasi marami silang utang sa atin,” he stated.
“Ayaw ko na makipag-usap sa kanila. Marami na akong sundalo na pinatay nila, marami na akong pulis na pinatay nila,” Duterte added.
On Wednesday, a militiaman was killed whereas 4 officers of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) have been wounded in an NPA ambush in Akaran, North Cotobato.
On the identical day, two members of the Philippines Marines have been gunned down by NPA rebels in Palawan.
On Thursday, Solicitor General Jose Calida instructed his workplace to ask the courts for the cancellation of the bail bonds of the NDF consultants and recommit them to their detention amenities.
Calida made the initiative after Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza declared backchannel talks with the communists fell due to latest assaults made by the NPA, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
According to OSG Spokesperson Atty. Erik Dy, the Solicitor General already instructed the dealing with solicitors to ask the courts to cancel the bail bonds of the NDF consultants, order their arrests, and recommit them to their detention amenities.
“The conditional release granted them by the courts are for the sole purpose of the formal peace negotiations. The conditions are based on the Supreme Court Resolution dated 2 August 2016, and not based on JASIG,” Dy stated, pertaining to an SC Resolution involving NDF leaders Ocampo, Echanis and Ladlad.
JASIG, or the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees, is an settlement signed by the Philippine authorities and the NDF in 1995.
It primarily ensures the immunity and security of people concerned within the peace talks.
“The conditions provide that should the formal peace negotiations cease or fail, their bond shall be deemed automatically canceled,” Dy stated. (Cielito M. Reganit/PNA)