Joma belittles Duterte’s threat of wiping out insurgency
LUCENA CITY – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison scoffed at President Duterte’s renewed threat to wipe out the communist insurgents in the coming months.
“Duterte has threatened so many times to wipe out the CPP and the New People’s Army. But his threats have always been futile,” Sison said in a statement from Utrecht, the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Instead of being defeated, “the armed revolutionary movement has become stronger from year to year,” he claimed.
Sison said the CPP-NPA belittled Duterte’s threat.
“The CPP-NPA have even far lower regard for Duterte. They always recall that the 14-year fascist dictatorship of Marcos could not wipe them out but served only to incite more people to join the revolutionary movement,” he said.
On Tuesday, President Duterte renewed his order to government forces to put an end to more than 50 years of communist insurgency./lzb
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