Duterte repeats rants vs Reds, says peace talks ‘hypocrisy’

MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, Sept. 12, repeated his rant against communist rebels, with whom he had good relations when he was still Davao City mayor, saying talking peace with the rebels would be "pure hypocrisy." At the inauguration of the Bataan Government Center and Business Hub, Duterte repeated his accusation against New People's Army, the armed wing of Communist Party of the Philippines, of torturing four policemen during a clash in Negros Oriental last July. The rebels repeatedly denied the torture claim, saying the policemen died in a gunfight. At his speech, Duterte again narrated his story about how the NPA held the policemen hostage and u...

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