Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he has similar views with the Communist Party of the Philippines.
“I don’t have problems with the New People’s Army and the communists as we easily agree on one another. That’s why I won’t wage war against them because I share the communist views on land reform issues and change of the government’s political system,” he said during the release of two soldiers last week, as quoted by Davao Today.
“I will form a coalition government with them. I will accept their top officials if I’ll become the President,” Duterte said. “I won’t promise but If ever I will be the President, this war will end. I will make way so that this problem will be resolved. We will go for a coalition.”
As a response, Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison posted on his social networking site account that Duterte should become the country’s president if he is willing to create a “democratic coalition government with the revolutionary forces and other patriotic and progressive forces of our people.”