Stop armed struggle, we will stop arming up against you: Lorenzana tells left

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National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has answered those who are criticizing government’s move to build up military capability against rebels.

“Iyong komentaryo ng mga bumabatikos ng ganiyan ay sinagot ko na iyan kasi mayroon nagsabi na bakit daw – iyong mga leftist side – sabi ay bakit daw bibili tayo, bakit hindi natin ibigay na lang sa mga tao? Agree ako diyan,” Secretary Lorenzana said during the May 13 press briefing in Malacañang.

“I agree that buying these [attack] helicopters is I think – we would rather give it to our people. Kaya lang ang sabi ko, itigil ninyo iyung inyong armed struggle at ititigil din namin ang pagbili ng ganitong armas,” he added.

“Kasi 50 years na kayong nanggugulo diyan, gusto ninyo mapigilan kaming mag-angkat ng mga panlaban sa inyo pero hindi ninyo naman ititigil iyong inyong ginagawang armed struggle,” the defense chief explained.