Duterte on peace to communist group: I tried everything. As you can see I walked the extra mile
In a press conference on Saturday evening during his visit to his parents' tombs in Davao City President Rodrigo Duterte said that he already walked the "extra mile" to achieve peace with the communist group.
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"I tried everything. As you can see I walked the extra mile, released the prisoners, released their leaders so they could go to Oslo to talk. Now they want 400 plus prisoners who fought the government under a rebellion [to be released]? That is only given, common sense would tell you, after a successful talk," Duterte said.
"Ako ginawa ko na ang lahat. Gumastos ang gobyerno. I released all the prisoners, they started with 18, now they came up with 23 leaders, and now its 400. E kung ganon mag-surrender na lang kami?" he added.
Duterte said that he was no longer interested in talking with CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison.
He also said that he has ordered the government soldiers to prepare for a long fight with the communist group.
"Kung ubusan ng bala, siguro, until such time that it will come to a natural cessation because everybody is tired of killing people. That's what it is actually. A revolution or terrorist if just out there to kill people. Why do they hope to overthrow this government for the next 500 years? Do you really believe that?" Duterte said.
Source: GMA News Online
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