Duterte to military: Destroy NPA, just like drugs

“Just like drugs, dito sa giyerang ito destroy the NPA. Destroy the organization,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during the establishment of TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet in partnership with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Mauel T. Yan, Jr., 10 Infantry Division, Brgy. Tuburan, Mawab, Compostela Valley.

“Mga pulis, NBI, PDEA, destroy the drug syndicate,” he said.

“I used to listen to that God**** Sison. But there is a time na idealistic ka, but there is a time na praktikal ka,” Duterte said. “Presidente na ako ngayon, tapos maghingi kayo ng coalition government.”

He said he cannot allow to establish a coalition government being proposed by communists.

“You know coalition runs – has something to do with the critical decisions of the Republic of the Philippines. And according to the law, only those persons who are elected by their leaders – by the people can exercise the power of sovereignty. Or ‘yung mga ahente namin,” he said.

“For example, the Supreme Court it is not elected but it is an organ. And we have to, you know, defer to
the Supreme Court kung ano ang desisyon,” he explained.

“Congress. Elected ‘yan. President, marami akong – ito sila mga sundalo ko. Pero ako ‘yung humahawak ng sovereignty because ibinigay ng tao. Hindi ‘yang pwede mag-gobyerno ka lang na kunin mo diyan. Wala hindi demokrasya diyan. Kung hindi demokrasya diyan, eh ‘di maghiwa-hiwalay tayo,” he said.