Duterte willing to pay Reds for resumption of peace talks: Basta sa simpleng hotel lang!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte again offered peace talks with communist rebels.
During a speech in Legazpi City, Albay on Friday, Duterte said he was willing to spend money for the revival of peace talks with the local terrorists.
“I said I will guarantee na ako na mismo ang gagastos sa talks. You can come courtesy of the money of the people of the Philippines. Wala akong pera. You can come and be billeted in simple hotels because luxury is not for us. And you can come in peace. Hindi kayo huhulihin,” according to the President.
In the same vein, Duterte called on members of the Communist Party of the Philippines to end their hostilities and extortion activities against civilians.
“Eh sanay tayo ng magulo na eleksyon eh. Terrorism, magnakaw ng balota. Ang mga NPA, kayo nakikinig kayo ngayon, kung gusto talaga ninyong tumulong, stop the extortion. Those are one of the things that I have just — when I was shooting the breeze with some of your guys. You will have to stop extorting money and ‘yung taxation ninyo,” he added.