Sara Duterte sees NPA attacks as 'personal insult'


Posted at Apr 29 2017 12:08 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said Saturday she considered attacks by communist rebels as a "personal insult" and "terrorism," given the city government's support for peace negotiations.

President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter said the New People's Army "is an organization that is not worthy of our trust and respect."

NPA guerrillas torched equipment and disarmed security guards of Lapanday Foods Corp early Saturday. The rebels also attacked a Macondray Plastic plant and the Lorenzo ranch. One rebel was killed while 3 others were hurt in the incidents.

"The attacks perpetrated by the New People's Army today in Davao City are acts of terrorism. I take what happened today as a personal insult especially because the local government of Davao City has been supportive of the peace negotiations," she said.

"We condemn these acts committed by a group that pretends to champion social justice and equality," she added.

The younger Duterte assured Davao City residents of their safety after the attacks.