Davao City Vice-Mayor and presidential son Paolo Duterte on Saturday slammed the Communist Party of the Philippines for calling his sister, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, a “mini dictator.”
The CPP used the label on Sara for placing her city under a “hold and secure” status.
In a Facebook post, Paolo said his sister’s order was meant “to protect Davao City and the Dabawenyos from the threats brought by terrorism.”
He added that the New People’s Army’s recent order to launch an offensive against the administration expressed their “desire to overthrow the government.”
Paolo also questioned the Reds’ contribution to alleviate poverty as a “defender of freedom and the oppressed.”
“Every single time you detonate a bomb, attack an establishment, burn construction equipment, murder peasants and tribal leaders, abduct soldiers, or conduct extortion activities, you are denying the people the opportunity to dream, to work without fear, and welcome and embrace development that truly liberate them from their miserable conditions,” the post read.
"What are your good contributions to the nation? None."
(Unsa inyong maayong kontribusyon sa nasud? Wala.)