Response to Duterte’s Invitation to Hell
By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
May 12, 2013
This is in response to Duterte’s statement that he would be happy to go hand-in-hand with me to the mouth of hell.
I absolutely have no intention to accompany Duterte in his trip to hell, whether this be a medieval religious presumption or a figure of speech for historical infamy.
Based on his own policies and acts, I have already described his regime as a scourge to the people. As matters stand, Duterte is destined for historical damnation for being treasonous, tyrannical, murderous, corrupt and swindling.
On my part, I will remain steadfast and militant in being loyal to the just cause of the Filipino people in fighting for their national sovereignty, democratic rights, social justice, real economic development (through land reform and national industrialization), a patriotic and progressive culture, independent foreign policy and international solidarity with the peoples of the world.
I invite Duterte to change course from the direction of hell, mend his ways and resume serious and sincere peace negotiations with the NDFP through duly-authorized negotiating panels within the framework of The Hague Joint Declaration. Then we can work together to respond to the demands of the Filipino people for social, economic and political reforms..
I am not blinking but I am winking at my former student to indicate to him that he can avoid getting hell from the Filipino people and their revolutionary forces by acceding to the reforms needed for a just peace. ###