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Erap backs Palace’s all-out war vs NPA: Matakot sila kay Duterte!

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Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of war against the New People’s Army (NPA), but at the same time still hopes peace negotiations will resume.

Estrada said the communist “terrorists” have all the reasons to fear Duterte’s wrath because the President never backs down from a fight.

“Aba, matakot sila kay President Duterte, baka mapaspasan din sila,” Estrada said when asked about the NPA going head to head against government forces.

“Tignan natin kung ang ating Pangulo ay magbibigay pa ng chance pero ‘pag hindi nila tinupad ‘yung usapan na ‘yan, delikado na sila.”

Estrada made this comment amid the statement issued by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on February 9 that Duterte’s “all-out war” against the insurgency will fail.

Estrada pointed out that Duterte was right when he suspended the unilateral ceasefire in reaction to the atrocities and ceasefire violations committed by the NPA bandits the past few weeks.

Still, Estrada is hoping both parties will go back to the negotiating table.#