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A childish provocation by Duterte


By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
November 2, 2018

Duterte has long vowed to kill me if he had the chance. He continues to be overeager to have the chance to kill me by challenging me to return home and wage war. I would not fall into his trap. But I merely laugh at this childish provocation which manifests his roguish or stupid kind of mentality.

It is not up to Duterte to decide when I will return home. I will return home either to clinch his downfall or to persuade him further to make peace after he ceases to terminate the peace negotiations and allows the GRP negotiating panel to meet its NDFP counterpart to complete and sign the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).

Duterte is engaged in a puerile game under the guise of hyper-musculinity by challenging me to engage in a war or combat with him at a personal level. Duterte should stop boasting about his macho bravery. The two of us are already far beyond the age of combatants. The most he can do is to wear an army uniform and wobble his way to a podium in the safety of a military camp.

Ignorant of the strategy and tactics of people’s war, he boasts of his foreign-supplied ground, aerial and naval weapons. All of these have been proven inutile against the nationwide growth and advance of the New People’s Army during the last 50 years. In due course, the people’s war will advance wave upon wave until it is time to overpower the reactionary government in the cities.

Using my intellect and poetic skills I have just written a poem, “Welcome the Unwelcome”, to depict in ironical verse how Duterte sends his armed minions to the guerrilla fronts only to become the transport and supply personnel of the NPA.
I advise Duterte to read the poem closely to understand why for 50 years the people’s government of workers and peasants has thrived in the countryside with the NPA as the main component of state power.

If Duterte cannot read and understand poetry, I advise him again to read my article regarding the Great Achievements of the CPP in the last 50 years in order to find out that the progress of the armed revolutionary movement is not due to any theorizing by anyone but is due to the people’s need and demand for national and social liberation against US imperialism and the local exploiting classes which at the moment Duterte represents as chief bureaucrat capitalist. ###


Duterte to Sison: Go home and go to war here
Published November 1, 2018 10:43am

President Rodrigo Duterte challenged anew Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison to go back to the Philippines and wage his war in the country.

Duterte slammed the communist leader for allegedly making up stories, but in reality, Sison has no capability which he can brag of.

“He likes to make up stories so much but has no skill to boast of. But then he keeps on espousing revolution while he’s there in The Netherlands, not here. If you are the leader of a cause, go home and go to war here. Why don’t you just go home?” Duterte said in his speech Cagayan De Oro on Wednesday.

“You would even brag. Ako? I have the Air Force. Airplanes? We have plenty. I have the Navy. Do you know how many ships I have? Ah mamili ka lang. Army? Ah susmaryosep. Navy, I have plenty of ships,” Duterte added.

Moreover, Duterte also criticized communists for believing in what Sison would always say, calling members of the New People’s Army (NPA) as fools.

“Why would you let yourself be fooled with that? Who is your God? Si Sison? All of your — everything that you died for, the idea, your theology and politics, all of it came from Sison’s brain,” Duterte said.

“The style of the communists is they kill their own comrades and blame it on the… The NPA are such fools. They haven’t done anything,” he added.

Duterte and Sison have traded barbs since peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels did not push through in November 2017 after the President lamented the continued attacks by the rebels on troops and civilians.

The talks were supposed to resume in June in Norway but Duterte called it off to give way to public consultations and review of existing agreements.

Earlier this week, Duterte dared Sison to give him a reason to go back to the peace negotiating table. — RSJ, GMA News


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