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Duterte: We will arrest communist rebels, including ‘legal fronts’

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:42 PM November 22, 2017
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would order the arrest not only of the communist rebels but “all legal fronts” aiding the Left.

“We will treat you as criminals; we will arrest you, including legal fronts. [The] legal fronts helping to topple government and sow terror,” Duterte said in a speech before the troops here.

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The President had earlier said he would declare the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorists, adding that he would no longer want to pursue peace talks with the communists. /je

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