If peace talks fail, Duterte threatens to ‘kill’ Joma Sison
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to kill Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison if the government’s proposed peace talks with the Left fail.
Duterte said he invited Sison to come home to the Philippines and gave him two months to discuss peace with the government.
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But if the two sides fail again to reach an agreement, Duterte said: “I will see to it and will personally maybe escort him (Sison) to the airport ‘pag walang nangyari sa (if nothing happens in) two months.”
“I will allow him to go out. I will not arrest him because word of honor ‘yan eh. But sabihin ko talaga sa kanya, ‘p***** i** mo ‘wag ka nang bumalik dito. Papatayin talaga kita (But I will really tell him: ‘Son of a b****, don’t you ever come back here again. I will really kill you),’” he added.
Duterte said Sison had killed so many soldiers and policemen.
The President has invited his former professor, who is in exile in the Netherlands, several times to return to the Philippines to discuss peace.
Sison said if his legal and security preconditions are met, he would be willing to come home if there would be progress in the negotiations, which has reached an impasse following the series of skirmishes between government forces and the New People’s Army. /ee
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