Duterte mocks JOMA Sison

President Rodrigo R. Duterte issued a statement on July 19 at Malacañan Palace clarifying and dismissing rumors that he is replacing Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay. The President said that he personally pleaded Yasay to join his administration because of his competence and honesty and that the Secretary knows his business. TOTO LOZANO/PND
President Rodrigo R. Duterte  TOTO LOZANO/PND

President Rodrigo Duterte ridiculed Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison.

According to the President, Sison is not an “ideological poltergeist” who continues to blabber about his convictions.

Duterte said that he is not insecure because he was able to put himself in his post, from being a mayor of Davao City to being the president of the country.

President Duterte added that Sison should stop portraying him as the villain because the victim in the recent attack in Davao del Norte was from military, and that the CPP-NPA-NDF violated the existing ceasefire.


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