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Friday, April 22, 2016

Confirmed! Comrade Duterte is most likely China's Secret Candidate!

"If he becomes president, Duterte can become 
the Filipino Hugo Chavez." Chairman JoMa Sison
“He has the character of Hugo Chavez,” said Sison, noting how the late Venezuelan leftist leader who galvanized the development of his country since coming to power in 1999.
Just like Chavez, Duterte, Sison said, is “dauntless and bold.”
Jalandoni called Duterte the “most forward” among the candidates.
“He is only the one who has laid down possible policies that underscore his commitment to peace. He is the most forward of all candidates,” he said.
He was referring to the earlier declarations of Duterte that he will forge a coalition with the Communist Party of the Philippines to end the 47-year communist rebellion in the Philippines.
From GMA News
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has declared that he would be the first left-leaning president of the country if he wins the elections on May 9.
"But I'm not a member of Communist Party or NPA (New People's Army). I cannot join them.... I am for democracy," said Duterte, who added that he was a member of Bayan.
Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas has criticized Duterte for helping the NPA rebels, who he said were killing the country's soldiers and policemen, and were extorting money from businessmen.
In a campaign sortie in Cebu, Duterte said he also has ties to the Moro people but would not support the Moro Islamic Liberation Front if it would continue its secessionist goals.
He said his mother was a Maranao and his son Paolo has a Maranao wife. He said Paolo's father-in-law was a Tausug.
Duterte said that if he becomes president, he will have to swear to protect the republic.
Yes, I coddle the Reds, they are Filipinos after all.” 
Comrade Duterte 
The feisty mayor, who allowed a hero’s burial for slain New People’s Army leader Leoncio Pitao, alias Parago, has always been open about his friendship with the communists and other rebel groups. Inquirer
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison has officially endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the 2016 presidential elections.
“Sa tingin ko bukas naman siya sa development ng Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng Filipino-owned industrialization and land reform at kumbinsido ako na makabayan siya at ipagtatanggol niya ang pambansang soberenhiya at integridad ng teritoryo nga Pilipinas (I can see he is open to the development of the Philippines through Filipino-owned industrialization and land reform and I am convince he is a nationalist and he will defend national territorial sovereignty and integrity of the Philippines).”  Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison 
From Davao Today:
DT: What’s your assessment of Davao City Mayor Duterte? Do you see him as a possible presidential candidate come 2016? Rights advocates, including agencies under the GPH tag him for the summary killings in Davao, what’s your take to that?
Joma Sison: The local revolutionary forces in Davao City consider Mayor Duterte as someone they can negotiate with and make reasonable agreements with. Perhaps, if he becomes president, he can act like a statesman and negotiate with the NDFP. But will the big financiers and media lords allow him to win the presidential elections?
The Commission on Human Rights has repeatedly accused Duterte of violating human rights but refuses to take up Duterte’s challenge to put up or shut up. The same commission has never said anything critical of the gross and systematic violation of human rights by the Aquino regime and its military, police and paramilitary forces.
From The Manila Times
ChairmanJoma Sison together with NDFP peace panel chief Luis Jalandoni and NDFP spokesman Fidel Agcaoili recently sat down with the Times for a free-wheeling interview.
Sison said Duterte has all the characters of a good leader.
For Sison, unlike other presidential aspirants, Duterte has the grasp 
If he becomes president, Duterte can become the Filipino Hugo Chavez.
Just like Chavez, Duterte, Sison said, is “dauntless and bold.”
Jalandoni called Duterte the “most forward” among the candidates.
“He is only the one who has laid down possible policies that underscore his commitment to peace. He is the most forward of all candidates,” he said.
He was referring to the earlier declarations of Duterte that he will forge a coalition with the Communist Party of the Philippines to end the 47-year communist rebellion in the Philippines.
The possibility of a coalition with the previous governments had been proposed by NDFP, but the past administrations spurned this.
Jalandoni also noted Duterte’s roles in the release of various prisoners of wars in Mindanao and his friendship with slain New People’s Army rebel Leoncio Pitao or Commander Parago.
Duterte has also repeatedly called for the government and the NDFP to resume the peace negotiations, even offering himself to become a negotiator.
But Sison also made himself clear that he complimented Duterte, a former student that he could no longer remember, for his type of leadership and distinct character that sets him apart from the others.
“Pinuri ko siya,” [I praised him]he said.
Duterte willing to back down on sea dispute with China
From ABS-CBN News
MANILA – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to ''shut up'' about the West Philippine Sea dispute if he becomes president, as long as China will offer to build vital transportation facilities and other infrastructure in the Philippines.
Speaking at a press conference in Palawan last Thursday, Duterte said he is open to having joint exploration between the Philippines and China in the disputed waters, an approach the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has long dismissed.
''If you want, joint exploration. Kung wala akong pera pang-equipment ko, just give me my part,'' Duterte said.
Duterte said, if China will ''build me a train around Mindanao, build me train from Manila to Bicol... build me a train [going to] Batangas, for the six years that I'll be president, I'll shut up."
Duterte's position on the matter, perhaps the biggest foreign policy controversy facing the presidential bets in the May 9 elections, contradicts the position taken by the Aquino administration.
The administration has been averse to holding joint exploration with China, saying the latter would want the Philippines to play by its rules.
"The joke then was it seemed like China was saying 'What is ours is ours and what is yours we share,'" Aquino said in an earlier interview with ANC.
"I think the discussions bogged down in terms of conflict resolution. Assuming there is a disagreement between the joint venture partners, whose laws apply?... Laws apply from sovereignty."
The Aquino administration is pursuing a multilateral approach in resolving the dispute, while China prefers a bilateral tack.
Recent attempts to make all members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) stand up against China's actions in the South China Sea have not been successful because some members have close ties with China.
''Pareho kami ng China. They claim it, I am insisting it is ours, period. Hindi ako maniwala sabihin ng tribunal na: 'O Philippines, ganito…' No, no, no. To hell with you guys.'' Duterte
"Australian, American ambassadors: Shut your mouth."
From GMA News
That is the message of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte to a pair of ambassadors who have criticized him over his recent remarks about rape that have caused an international firestorm.
The Davao City mayor made the comment on Wednesday, a day after his tirade against Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, who had criticized him over controversial comments he made regarding the rape and death in 1989 of an Australian missionary at a Davao prison.
"Rape and murder should never be joked about or trivialised. Violence against women and girls is unacceptable anytime, anywhere," Gorely had said.
United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg had chimed in on the criticism.
"I can only agree with the colleague from the Australian Embassy," Goldberg said in a television interview.
"Any statements by anyone, anywhere that either degrade women or trivialize issues so serious as rape or murder, are not ones that we condone," he added.
But Duterte brushed off the criticism, instead saying the envoys had no business talking to him about Philippine affairs.
"Do not interfere because it's election time," said Duterte, the front-runner in recent presidential preference surveys.
Later, when asked whether his statements could affect relationships with the country's allies, Duterte replied: "That's their problem, not mine."