Joma Sison says he'll return to Ph based on his terms

The word war intensifies after Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison answered back President Rodrigo Duterte that he would return to the Philippines base on his own terms and not on the dictates nor challenges of the president.

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Sison in online interviews said he will return to the country if he can see it as urgent.

"If deemed necessary by the revolutionary movement, I will return to the Philippines to fight the Duterte puppet regime of US imperialism," he said.

The former teacher of the president added he choose the battlefields he's in to and the fights he opt to ignore.

"I choose the battlefield where I fight and the types of battles that I wage. These cannot be dictated upon by Mr. Duterte, who hopes vainly that the US and European intelligence would tip him off as soon as I leave The Netherlands for the Philippines," Joma said.

Earlier on Thursday, Duterte called Sison a coward for living comfortably in a foreign state while his men are fighting the government troops in the country.

Joma's former student urged Sison to come home and lead the communists instead.

The CCP founder together with his wife went into exile and settled in the Netherlands after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that ousted late President Ferdinand Marcos.

Source: Inquirer