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Duterte Orders Gov't Troops: Shoot Armed NPAs, Terrorists

Duterte Orders Gov’t Troops: Shoot Armed NPAs, Terrorists

| On 30, Nov 2017

They won’t hesitate to shoot members of the Army, anyway… So, when an armed terrorist is in sight, shoot him.

That is the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, ahead of his plans to declare the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorists.

“Di [Just] shoot them. Eh they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot. Ako na ang magsagot [I will answer for you], you just shut up,” said Duterte.

Duterte said his team is now preparing the executive order to declare NPA as a terrorist group. He said when the security of the country is at stake, there’s no need to file something.

“I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals,” Duterte said. “There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better.”

Duterte said he is now ready to be engaged in a war with the Reds saying the latter seemingly don’t want peace.

“But if the NPAs, just like the terrorists, would do it, then we will give them the favor. There will be no talks with the NPAs now. And I told them, ‘We have been fighting this war 50 years ago and they want another 50 years,'” said Duterte.

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