Don’t name extortion by some other identify.
This was the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to the navy and police as he lashed out anew on the communists for persevering with their campaign in opposition to the federal government.
Facing reporters in Negros Oriental Thursday (July 27), Duterte stated he doesn’t acknowledge the “revolutionary tax” that the New People’s Army collects from folks and companies as a result of it’s extortion.
“Today I am directing the Armed Forces and the police not to use the word ‘revolutionary tax.’ That is not a proper word to — for us to adopt. Kasi ang gobyerno na ito, may taxation. So, huwag ninyong tapatan ng revolutionary tax,” he stated after visiting the wake of a slain policeman.
Duterte stated those that have been victimized by the NPA ought to confer with them as a “holdupper” or “kidnapper” so applicable charges may very well be filed in opposition to them.
The President has known as off peace talks with the NPA’s political arm, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, following the assaults staged by the communist fighters in opposition to authorities forces.