Mayor Sara Duterte slams NPA: You think the world is all about you

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Communist rebels recently attack Lapanday Foods Corporation in Davao City on April 29, 2017 (Saturday) and called Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte a hypocrite, to which the mayor lashed back.
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“I may be a hypocrite to you, but you are stupid to me and all the peace-loving Dabawenyos. Terrorists and fake organizations do not have the right to talk about social justice. Show me your faces and then maybe I will listen to your rant about social justice,” Duterte said in a statement.

Several disarmed security personnel, vendors, and bystanders were injured and facilities and equipment of the corporation owned by the Lorenzo clan in Southern Mindanao were burned.

Pambangsang Katipunan ng Magbubukid, Southern Mindanao Region is the rebel group who labelled Duterte a hypocrite because her husband, Atty. Mans Carpio, is a legal counsel of the affected corporation.

“Thus, for Sara Duterte to claim the NPA’s assault in the Lorenzo-owned businesses in Davao City a ‘personal insult,’ is not only hypocritical but downright self-serving,” the statement of the rebels reads.

The attacks happened while the Philippines hosted 30th ASEAN summit in Manila.

The group said they were ‘overjoyed’ that the Lapanday Corporation was successfully attacked as it serves to warn and punish the Lorenzos for “oppressing peasants and Lumad who are victims of their direct landgrabbing and exploitative schemes through onerous growership contracts.”

However, Duterte condemned the attack for the damage it brought to victims and survivors. She narrated the case of a certain Larry, a fruits and fish vendor who was passing by the affected area when a bomb suddenly exploded.

“Larry had no one with him so I was the one who had to read through his text messages to look for a family member. I was the one who called his wife, broke the bad news, and asked her to come and stand by her husband’s side,” Duterte said.

She further argued that it was people like Larry, whom the rebel group injured, that they claimed to be defending from injustice.

“So when I condemned what the NPA did, I spoke for Larry. But you did not know that, did you? You just assumed when I say personal, it is all about my life. Because this is how you are. You are selfish individuals and you think the world is all about you,” Duterte said.

Because of the bombing, Duterte emphasized that 130 employees are now jobless and Larry remains in a coma.

“And yet the Lorenzos will still have the money that you and I can only dream about in this lifetime. It did not even make a dent in their bank accounts,” Duterte said.

Source: Inquirer

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