What is Duterte in peace negotiations? A clown, a dolt or a dopehead?

Comment by Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
November 23, 2018

Duterte is simply joking, stupid or crazy when he publicly proposes that the NDFP submit to him a draft peace agreement for him to approve, subject to the further approval of the AFP and PNP. He pretends not to know that there is a negotiating process or he is so drugged by fentanyl that he does not really know it.

Before he finally terminated the peace negotiations, both the NDFP and GRP negotiating panels had already made their respective drafts of the comprehensive agreements on social and economic reforms (CASER) and on political and constitutional reforms (CAPCR) and had made substantial progress in reconciling their drafts of CASER.

Duterte seems to imagine that the NDFP is like China which has enough money to bribe him to let it draft a major document for his consent and approval. But he exposes further his inane mind by admitting that he would still need the ultimate approval of the military and police.

He acknowledges that he stands in fear of coup d’etat by the military and police and he actuallly claims that his supposed authority as political leader and commander-in-chief of the GRP and its armed services is inferior to the authority of the military and police. What kind of president does the GRP have? A clown, a dolt or a dopehead?

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