By cancelling the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), President Duterte is sabotaging once again not only the peace talks but also an opportunity to achieve a just and lasting peace for the people.
Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas.
The NDFP Reciprocal Working Committee on Social and Economic Reforms (RWC-SER) views with grave concern Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s sudden turn-about and unilateral cancellation anew of peace negotiations with the NDFP. It is the third time in six months that Pres. Duterte has obstructed the progress of the talks.
He was willing to risk his life to serve the people! People’s broadcaster, who listened with the heart to the people, giving them his entire attention, he became the people’s voice during the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship.
US President Donald Trump’s view of the Philippines as “the most prime piece of real estate” not only shows his imperialist, rascist contempt of the Filipino people by stamping a real estate value on their homeland. Worse, it pulls the Philippines into the vortex of its wars in Asia.