Rebels angered Duterte as analyzed by UP professor
President Rodrigo Duterte terminated his peace talks with the Lefts after they attacked three soldiers despite the ceasefire, as analyzed by University of the Philippines (UP) sociology professor Randy David.
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The President has extended all efforts to prioritize peace talks and ensure the Lefts that they hold positions in the national government which eased peace negotiations and put him favorably for the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
“Mr. Duterte’s obsession with the drug menace seemed to be matched only by his strong determination to conclude a peace agreement with the communist rebels,” he said.
However, the NPA’s attack on government soldiers and abduction of police officers infuriated the President thus leading to the end of peace negotiations.
David adds that “Joma Sison once characterized Mr. Duterte’s angry moves as the behavior of a ‘thug.’ If true, I would say this is the behavior of a thug who expected that there would be honor among thugs” as a justification to the President’s actions towards the stubborn rebels.
Following after this event, the President also declared war against the NPA as well as ending the agreement that allowed communist leaders a safe pass.
Rebels angered Duterte as analyzed by UP professor Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on February 13, 2017 Rating: