Anong bago? Palace calls recent NPA attacks ‘business as usual’
Malacañang isn’t surprised by the recent attacks staged by the New People’s Army following the cancellation of peace talks.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday (December 4) said the NPA’s attacks aren’t new.
“It’s business as usual. When we were talking peace, they were attacking. Now that we’re not talking peace, they’re attacking,” he said in a press briefing.
Roque, however, assured that the military is able to deal with the communist rebels, as it showed during the November 20 clash in Nasugbu, Batangas.
At least 14 NPA members were killed in the encounter.
Duterter signed Proclamation No. 360 last November ending peace talks with the communists. He said he will soon be issuing an order declaring the NPA as a terrorist organization.
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