Duterte offers new guns, tanks, helicopters to ex-NPA rebels: Don’t f*ck with these guys, I will arm them!
President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Communist Party of the Philippines -New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) not to threaten or harm their former comrades who have surrendered to the government.
“Ako I’m warning the (CPP-NP). Ako p***** — you begin to f*** with these guys, I’m going to arm them. Sirain ko ‘yan, wala na ‘yan.
Bigyan ko ‘yung armas kayo ng nagsama — sumama na kayo sa gobyerno, ‘di gobyerno na tayong lahat,” said Duterte in a speech during the decommissioning of 727 members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade – Tabara-Paduano Group or Kapatiran at Camp Gen. Macario B. Peralta Jr. in Jamindan town, Capiz province, the headquarters of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division.
“Do not worry. You are part of government. Magkasama na tayo ngayon. Kung ipitin kayo ng mga komunista at if they really want trouble, I will give you a new firearm. Mas maganda pa dito. Eh ‘yang baril ninyo madumi na ‘yan, hindi na nga mag-cock ‘yan,” said Duterte.
Duterte also joked about letting the ex-rebels drive a Philippine Army Cadillac Gage V-150 armored car or an attack chopper.
” O gusto ninyo tangke de giyera. Marunong kayo? Marunong kayong mag-drive ng V-150? May lima pa ako roon, ibigay ko sa inyo.
Helicopter, marunong kayo? Sino diyan marunong mag-helicopter? Ah kaya ‘yan eh. Sige rebelde-rebelde wala pa lang helicopter,” said Duterte.