- President told CPP founder to go ahead and kill himself
- He said former professor was just being a burden to Norwegian gov’t
- He also told Sison not to hide true condition of his health any longer
MANILA, Philippines – A fuming President Rodrigo Duterte up and told Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison to spare the Norwegian government the burden of caring for him by taking his life.
“Maawa ka naman sa Norwegian government. Magpakamatay ka na lang, ‘tang***** ‘yan,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as telling Sison.
[Have pity on the Norwegian government. Just kill yourself, son of a b****.]
Norway has been acting as a third-party facilitator for talks between the government and consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF).
According to Duterte however, Sison has become a burden for the Norwegian government so much so that the country’s ruling party may lose their elections because of him.
“Kaya nga pinapaalis na kayo sa Norway. Alam mo ‘yung Norway, ‘yung partidong humahawak ng gobyerno, matatalo. Ang issue dahil sa gastos na pinatira ko kayo doon at ‘yung ospital mo, wala kang bayad-bayad,” he said.
[That’s why Norway wants you out. You know in Norway, the party holding the government will lose. The issue is the expenses from your stay there and your hospital bills, which you don’t pay for.].
The president also dared Sison not to hide the true state of his health any longer.
“Sison, tumanda ka na diyan, ayaw mo pa admitahin na may sakit ka,” he said.
[Sison, you’ve grown old there, you still don’t want to admit you’re sick.]
During his second State of the Nation Address, Duterte claimed Sison was suffering from colon cancer – a charge his former professor in college denied.