Duterte likens Reds to robots that fight for a ‘bankrupt mind’ like Joma
Communist rebels are like robots fighting for a “bankrupt mind” like Jose Maria Sison, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday.
In a speech at Port Irene in Sta, Ana, Cagayan, Duterte lambasted the New People’s Army (NPA) for “slaughtering your own countrymen” for decades.
The Chief Executive also chided the communist rebels for “starting to be arrogant again” and wanting war, insisting that they have “stymied the ambitions of the people.”
“You cannot even occupy a barangay. When you’re able to shoot somebody, kill civilians, kill soldiers, for nothing. For nothing! Not even an ideology. There is actually none at all. You’re fighting for a bankrupt mind,” Duterte said.
“Isang tao (referring to Sison) lang ang nag-iisip. There’s only one person using his godd*mn gray matter between his ear. Para kayong robot, kung ano ‘yung inuutos,” he stressed.
Duterte appealed to communist rebels to stop their activities, saying that they have to trust the government in developing viable places for businesses and establishing productive economic centers.
“I’m appealing to you, malakas ang NPA dito, ano naman makukuha ninyo? I mean Sison is there, you believe what is in his head. I listened to him and I believed him many years ago,” Duterte said.
“But you know there is always a time to reflect and review what we have in this life. Hindi madali ito. It’s not revolution. To revolutionize to develop, it ain’t really the way. It has to be evolution, dahan-dahan ‘yan,” he said. /vvp
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