President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered to destroy not only fight the NPA. “We do not subscribe to their ceasefire,” he said during the Christmas Gift Giving and Talk to Troops at Camp General Manuel T. Yan, Brgy. Tuboran, Mawab, Compostela Valley on December 22.
“We are ready for anything and I said change your paradigm. Do not fight them. Destroy them. Destroy them. Kill them. Basta destroy. Eh sinong nag-utos? Ako po. Si – magyabang tayo minsan – si five star lang,” he said.
He said that “law and order means you have to destroy, not really fight, but destroy the Communist Party of the Philippines, including its legal fronts and infrastructure.”
“There will be a time when their legal fronts will be pretty really obvious to us that it is a conspiracy to just fight and overthrow this government. That is the avowed claim of all. Iyong nasa daan, front area, at itong mga kriminal nasa bukid,” he explained.
“Unless we are able to destroy every one of them, ang ating mga anak o apo ninyo ganun pa rin ang haharapin. And many of them will be soldiers and many of them will die without seeing the outcome of what would eventually be the Republic of the Philippines,” he added.