President Rodrigo Duterte has announced during his public address on April 27 that there will be no more peace talks with the communists.
“It is a sad thing to know that ‘yung mga sundalo ko pinagpapatay while even doing the most honorable task of accompanying the government workers delivering money and the food,” President Duterte said.
“I am so sad about this development but there will always be a time for reckoning,” he added.
“There is no more peace talks to talk about. I am not and I will never be ready for any round of talks kasi simply the NPA, the Communist Party of the Philippines, has no respect either for their spoken words or in their deeds of killing soldiers who are on humanitarian missions,” he said.