“‘Yung mga NPAs, I have raised them to the level and – Sabi ko, mga terorista lang kayo,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during a briefing upon his arrival from India where he attended the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and India’s Republic Day celebration.
“Terorista naman talaga kayo. Huwag na tayo magbolahan. Huwag niyo gamitin ‘yang human rights. ‘Pag lumaban ka sa bukid, t*** i**, be prepared to die because my troops are pursuing you for only one purpose, to destroy you,” he added.
“So lumaban ka nang husto. Huwag ka magpahuli. Tapos may human rights ka. Pagka humahawak ka ng baril,” he added.
“To the NPAs and to the terrorists, not the mainstream rebels, itong MI, MN,” he said. “My orders are really to destroy, to destroy the apparatus. Itong NPA, totodasin ko talaga sila. Tatapusin ko. The talks are over. No more talks.”
“And I will go after the legal fronts. ‘Yung mga legal – illegal nila na collecting sa taxes, sa mga association, ito ka… Ano ‘to? Mga kasamahan sa magbubukid para magkutkut ng mina diyan sa – T*** i*** ‘yan. Kayo lang ‘yan,” he said.
“Kayong mga legal, makinig kayo. Hindi kami torpe. I was once also handling an organ of the Nationalist Alliance for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. ‘Yun ‘yung Karapatan ngayon,” he said. “So huwag tayong magbolahan. So I’m waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court. ‘Pag lumabas ‘yan as terrorist, which you are, really are.”