Duterte most open for resumption of peace talks, says NDFP Chair

Feb. 29, 2016
CLENCHED FIST SALUTE. “Mabuhay ang NPA!” chants Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday during the 44th founding anniversary celebration of the Communist Party of the Philippines somewhere in Compostela Valley province. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)

CLENCHED FIST SALUTE. “Mabuhay ang NPA!” chants Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday during the 44th anniversary celebration of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines somewhere in Compostela Valley province. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)

DAVAO CITY – National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chairperson Louie Jalandoni described Davao City Mayor and PDP-Laban presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte as the most willing to resume peace talks and address the roots of the armed conflict.

Jalandoni made the statements last Monday, February 22 during the Mindanao book launching of Jose Maria Sison’s Crisis Generates Resistance and Ina Alleco Silverio’s Louie Jalandoni: Revolutionary held at the University of the Philippines Mindanao Department of Social Sciences.

“Pinaka-forward siguro sa pag-present ng kanyang position tungkol sa peace negotiations ay si Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, na nagsabi pa nga na willing siyang magkaroon ng coalition government with the NDFP at nag announce na willing siya na magbigay ng tatlong cabinet posts sa NDFP (Mayor Rodrigo Duterte seems the most forward among the presidential candidates to present his position on the peace negotiations. He even said he is willing to have a coalition government with the NDFP and announced that he will give three cabinet posts to NDFP if he becomes president),” Jalandoni said via Skype when asked who among the presidential candidates was the most open to the resumption of peace talks.

The three cabinet positions mentioned were for the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR).

Duterte, a self-professed “socialist” and “leftist,” allowed thousands of mourners of the late rebel leader, Leoncio “Ka Parago” Pitao, to hold a street funeral march last July 10, 2015. The Davao City mayor has also regularly mediated for the release of the New People’s Army’s prisoners of war.

When asked about the mayor’s purported alliance between Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and his recent statements against labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Jalandoni stressed that the people must look at all aspects of Duterte, both in his actions and his words.

“Maraming aspects kasi si Mayor Duterte … ‘yung tulong niya kay Ka Parago at allowing tens of thousands of people to march through Davao and he goes to the [wake], or he support[ed] right away the victims of earthquake in Bohol, nagpadala ng support … (He has many aspects… he helped Ka Parago, allowing tens of thousands of people to march through Davao and attended his wake. He supported the victims of the earthquake in Bohol)” he said.

“Maraming ginagawa sa practice si Mayor Duterte na very positive at nakikita ‘yon ng kilusan. Meron din siyang mga sinabi na nag object very strongly yung KMU o yung mga magsasaka … ‘yung iba against sa business islands o yung sa special economic zones. Pero meron ‘din siyang sinabi na para siya sa steel industry, which would be for national industrialization (He has a number of practices that are very positive and the movement can see that. He also made strong statements objecting against KMU or the farmers… some opposes his proposal to have business islands or the special economic zones. But he also said he is supportive to put up a steel industry in the country, which would be for national industrialization),” he added.

Duterte earlier this month drew flak from the labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno when he told the labor front to stop their militant activities for at least ten years if he is elected president, or else he will “kill” them in a proclamation rally in Tondo.

Duterte’s camp has since expressed regret over the statement and said that it was taken out of context.

While other presidential candidates such as Vice President Jejomar Binay, and Senator Grace Poe have expressed their willingness to resume peace talks, Liberal Party (LP) Standard Bearer and former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas is not interested in the idea, according to Jalandoni.

“Mukhang overconfident siya, at ang grupo niya na naroon yung government resources at kung ano pa … perhaps control sa automated electronic system ng voting ay parang walang interes dahil ang so called Daang Matuwid ni Noynoy ang itutuloy (He seems overconfident and his group which has all the government resources… or the control on the automated electronic system of voting has no interest because they will continue President Aquino’s ‘straight path’),” he said about Roxas.

Sison’s book, Crisis Generates Resistance, was launched in Manila last November 30. It was the first volume of a new series of books published by the International Network for Philippine Studies (INPS) under the general title, Peoples’ Struggles against Oppression and Exploitation, which covers the period from 2009 to 2015.

Meanwhile, Silverio’s Louie Jalandoni: Revolutionary, An Illustrated Biography was launched last April 25, 2015 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. (davaotoday.com)

  • Lance Querol

    Mayor duterte ang tutuldok sa paghihirap ng ating mga kababayan at gagawin ang lahat upang maging lubos na ligtas at payapa ang manirahan kahit saan man sulok ng pilipinas

  • Dale Freso

    Duterte is a man of actions and Cayetano is a man of solutions! Perfect combo! Both lawyers at parehong matapang. parehong graft busters din at MAY PANININDIGAN! Duterte Cayetano lang at wala ng iba pa! Sila lang din ang may plataporma regarding peace and order.

  • Allan Chua

    para sa karapat dapat at may totoong pagmamahal at malasakit sa ating bansa duterte-cayetano lamang

  • Juan Luna

    When will you have another presidential candiate like Mayor Digong will we wait for another lifetime para makahanap ng kasing authorative ni mayor at magaling mamuno? ang also where will you find an Alan Cayetano na sobrang supportive sa presidente niya at magaling magisip? Palalagpasin pa ba natin itong dalawang to? Vote DuCay! panahon na para sa tunay na pagbabago! Duterte Cayetano!
    #VoteDuterteCayetano

  • Kyle Tapisan

    Only the mayor and sen alan ang makapagbangon ulit sa lugmok na pilipinas natin! silang dalawa ang kelangan natin! bukod sa may paninindigan parehong matalino at may malasakit sa bawat pilipino! sa kanilang dalawa tayo ay nakakasiguradong may magandang bukas na naghihintay sa ating kabataan! Duterte Cayetano

  • Jean Rodrigp

    para sa matapang at mabilis n aksyon at solusyon sa pagbabago duterte-cayetano lamang tayo..

  • Wilson Santiago

    tapat at may sinceridad talaga si duterte sa ating bansa kaya kami ay buong sumusuporta sayo mayor

  • Clarisse De Belen

    I want duterte-cayetano para mamuno sa pinas bukod sa dedikadao sila sa ating bansa hindi sila sumusuko upang maibigay lang ang pangangailangan ng nkararami

  • Maricar Tacorda

    dun tayo sa alam naten n mabibigay ang solusyon sa sagot ng bansa! Kya kay Duterte-Cayetano pa din

  • Cheska Moni

    sa totoo lang po buo na ang loob namin sa mga plano ni mayor duterte at sen cayetano kaya po wala na akong ibang iboboto DUTERTE/CAYETANO na!.

  • Troy Ballaga

    ‘si mayor duterte at senator cayetano na talaga ang sagot sa kahirapan ng ating bansa,

  • Manya Kesa

    bilib na talaga ako sa samahang Duterte at Cayetano walang ng tatalo dito!.

  • Odie Bulgar

    nasasabik na ako sa mga plano nila mayor duterte at sen.cayetano sana manalo sila para mabawasan na ang krimen sa bansa natin.

  • Ames Bulwak

    .wag na po kayong magdalawang isip pa alam naman natin na sila lang ang sagot sa pagbabago mayor duterte at sen.cayetano na po tayo.

  • Rap Banlogo

    marami na rin akong nakitang nagawa ng iba pero dito na tayo sa bago! kasi sila na ang simula ng pagbabago hindi magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan! mayor duterte at sen. cayetano na po…

  • Angelu Besa

    sila duterte at cayetano ang dapat na suportahan dahil maasahan sila…

  • Grasya Zamora

    Mayor Duterte & sen alan cayetano ang tambalang magnda ang plataporma. drugs,corruption, mga magsasaka etc etc. kaya sila na tlga ang sa tingin ko eh makakapag ahon sa sistema nating bulok..

  • Sheng Gonzaga

    simula umpisa tinutukan ko kayong dlwa digong and kuya alan at naki2ta ko nmn na tlgng sincere kayo na mapabago tong bansa natin naki2ta sa aksyon at naririnig sa mga sinsbi nyo na tlgang ang hangarin nyu ay tunay na pagbabago, kaya andito kaming mga suporters nyu nakasuporta palagi..

  • Zee Lucas Madrigal

    Maka masa talaga ang Duterte Cayetano! Tunay na tao at may malasakit sa lahat. Tunay na pag babago 2016.

  • Jan Louisa Zamonte

    Naniniwala kame sa abilidad at kakayahan nyong mamuno sa bansang ito. Kasama nyo kame sa pag laban ng makamit ang tunay na pag babago. Duterte Cayetano 2016!

  • Steven Museleo

    May matapang na solusyon at mabilis na aksyon, yan ang Duterte Cayetano!

  • Cedric Piamonte

    The best tandem with a word! Only Duterte Cayetano for 2016

  • Jinfeng Thee

    bsta duterte cayetano pusong makamasa yan kaya cguradong hndeng hnde tyo mag sisisi kung sila ang boto ntin. tyak magkakaroon ng pagbabago! tunay na pagbabago..

  • Daisy Mendoza

    agarang aksyun matalinong solusyun serbisyong tapat yan ang naki2ta ko sa tambalang du30 and kuya alan, kaya sila lng ang narrpat na mahalal ngayong darating na eleksyon.

  • Mariane Lee

    this is it pansit! team duterte and cayetano para sa pagbabago. hndeng hnde namin kayo bibiguin solid mula umpisa hanggng huli.

  • Regine Kang

    talagang mapapansin mo ang suporta nila sa isat isa, during the debate cayetano is there to support duterte sila na tlga ang susunod at nararapat na mamuno saatin, for sure d nila tyo iiwan at papabayan,

  • andolini

    Do you know the peace and order and drug situation in Cayetano land’s Taguig?

  • Jasmin Gomen

    Ayos talaga yung pagtutok nila duterte at cayetano sa batas, kaya magiging payapa at maayos dito kapag duterte at cayetano ang sinuportahan natin

  • Lyka Merana

    Dahil sa magaling na plano nila duterte at cayetano siguradong bawat manggagawa dito sa pilipinas, aangat ang kabuhayan. kaya iboto natin silang dalawa

  • Jeca Garcia

    Alam nila kung alin ang dapat pag tuunan ng pansin, dapat talaga tutukan ang peace and order, bilib kami sayo sen alan at mayor duterte.

  • Jelvie Marife

    Sa panahon ngayon madami talaga ang krimen, kaya sakto talaga ang plataporma ni mayor duterte na peace and order.

  • Celine Antones

    Magaling na leader at maaasahan, sa ganda ng plataporma ni mayor duterte sigurado hindi niya tayo bibiguin.

  • Rochen Luna

    Sa plataporma pa lang ni sen alan na peace and order, napapabilib niya na ako kaya suportahan natin sila, dapat duterte at cayetano na

  • Eden Tesoro

    so magkakatotoo pala talaga yung sinasabi.ni duterte na magiging bloody kung maging president siya.bloody dahil dito sa mga terrorist npa.DAR,DSWD AT DENR ang hahawakan nila.kung DND ang mapupunta sa mga terrorist npa na ito kawawang Pilipinas.

  • Duke Nukem

    BASA BASA mga DUTERTARDS! hahahaha

    “NDF chairman Jalandoni confirms Duterte has promised

    3 cabinet positions to CPP-NPA-NDF if he becomes the president.”

    Hahahaha Malamang after 3 to 6 mos…

    Panay KUMUNISTA na ang nasa MALAKANYANG

    PROBINSYA NA NG CHINA ang BUONG BANSA!

    at ALIPIN na lang kayong mga MANGMANG!

    Hahahahaha

  • Jan Pol

    Tama lang sa kanila ang, DAR, DSWD at DENR… Mahilig silang magrally laban sa kahirapan… ngayon maghanap sila ng solusyon sa kahirapan…. 🙂

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