PRRD con­demns NPA for us­ing lumads, indige­nous peo­ples

Palawan Daily News - - Palawan - (Kia Jo­hanna Lamo / PDN)

Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte lam­basted the New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA) dur­ing his speech on Subaraw Fes­ti­val for us­ing the lumads and the indige­nous peo­ples for re­bel­lion.

“Kaya kay­ong mga NPA, for all your procla­ma­tion na you love the coun­try ta­pos gi­nagamit ninyo ang mga lumad, the indige­nous tribe of the coun­try, kung hindi ba kayo tanga, kung hindi ba kayo bobo,” he said. He added that 75% of the red fight­ers are lumads stat­ing that the NPA is tak­ing ad­van­tage of the lumads to pur­sue their re­bel­lion.

“75% of the to­tal armed unit ng NPA, 75 ay lumad yan,” he added. The pres­i­dent ve­he­mently called on the rebels to stand down and live a nor­mal life and en­joy the progress en­joyed by the rest of the com­mu­nity. “Yung mga NPA… it’s time for you to sur­ren­der, ac­tu­ally,” he said.

The pres­i­dent is hope­ful that sooner the Philip­pines will at­tain peace. “By the grace of God… In fews years baka magka­roon tayo ng ka­paya­paan.” he said.

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