Response to Duterte’s invitation to hell

By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
May 12, 2013

This is in response to Duterte’s statement that he would be happy to go hand-in-hand with me to the mouth of hell.

I absolutely have no intention to accompany Duterte in his trip to hell, whether this be a medieval religious presumption or a figure of speech for historical infamy.

Based on his own policies and acts, I have already described his regime as a scourge to the people. As matters stand, Duterte is destined for historical damnation for being treasonous, tyrannical, murderous, corrupt and swindling.

On my part, I will remain steadfast and militant in being loyal to the just cause of the Filipino people in fighting for their national sovereignty, democratic rights, social justice, real economic development (through land reform and national industrialization), a patriotic and progressive culture, independent foreign policy and international solidarity with the peoples of the world.

I invite Duterte to change course from the direction of hell, mend his ways and resume serious and sincere peace negotiations with the NDFP through duly-authorized negotiating panels within the framework of The Hague Joint Declaration. Then we can work together to respond to the demands of the Filipino people for social, economic and political reforms..

I am not blinking but I am winking at my former student to indicate to him that he can avoid getting hell from the Filipino people and their revolutionary forces by acceding to the reforms needed for a just peace. ###


Duterte: Nowhere else to go but hell for Sison and me
By: Christia Marie Ramos – Reporter / @CMRamosINQ / 11:09 PM May 11, 2019
Jose Maria Sison and Rodrigo Duterte

Jose Maria Sison (left), founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, was a professor of President Rodrigo Duterte in college. (File photos from the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said that both he and exiled communist rebel leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison had nowhere else to go but hell.

In his speech on Saturday during the mitín de avance of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban) in Pasig, Duterte took another shot at Sison, saying that he would be happy to got to hell with the communist leader.

“Itong Communist Party na ito… I think hintayin na lang natin na matapos ang natural life nila pati akin,” he said. “Kasi matanda naman si Sison… I’d be happy to go with him hand in hand to the mouth of hell. ‘Di man talaga kami mapunta ng langit. Talagang impyerno yan.”

[This Communist Party… I think we should just wait for its natural life, as well as mine, to end. Sison is already old… I’d be happy to go with him hand in hand to the mouth of hell. We won’t go to heaven. It’s really hell for us.]

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