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By Presidential News Desk

 

CAGAYAN DE ORO (JGL)— President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday, April 2, expressed his determination to carry out his mission to restore peace

and order in the country amid chronic problems of illegal drugs and insurgency in Mindanao. 

CPL MHODY RAMAYAT:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte provides an incentive after awarding a Wounded Personnel Medal to Corporal Mhody Ramayat during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Ramayat was among soldiers wounded in a series of encounters with the New People's Army on March 30, 2017. (KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo)


Duterte issued his statement as he visited at least 10 soldiers who are confined at the Camp Edilberto Evangelista Station Hospital after sustaining injuries in recent encounters with the New People's Army (NPA). 

PFC RENAN BERTILLO:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte awards the Wounded Personnel Medal to Private First Class Renan Bertillo during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Bertillo was among the wounded soldiers in a series of encounters with the New People's Army on March 30, 2017. (KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo)


 The President spoke with the wounded soldiers and provided them with financial assistance. He also awarded each soldier with medals. 

The injured soldiers are identified as Private First Class Windyl Daayata, Private First Class Peter Ladera, Private Jeffrey Mallorca, Corporal Mhody Ramayrat, Sergeant Ramie Valle, Private Alfie Jauculan, Private First Class Romer Quidit, Private First Class Romeo Sajor, and Corporal Michael Maagad. 

PFC PETER LADERA:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte awards the Wounded Personnel Medal to Private First Class Peter Ladera during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Ladera was wounded in an encounter with the New People's Army on March 10, 2017. (KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo)


Speaking to the media after the visit, the Chief Executive underscored his desire in ending the 50-year-old war between government and the communist group. 

PFC WINDYL DAAYATA:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte salutes before awarding the Wounded Personnel Medal to Private First Class Windyl Daayata during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Daayata was one of the soldiers wounded in an encounter with the New People's Army on March 8, 2017. (KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo)


 "This fight has been going on for the past 50 years. I hate it," he said adding that he has laid down conditions as the government peace panel and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have agreed to resume stalled negotiations in The Netherlands from April 2-6. 

DON’T ASK FOR REVO TAX & CLAIM LANDS: 

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte announces, in a media interview during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017, the conditions he has set for the peace talks to prosper. The President urges the National Democratic Front to enter into a bilateral ceasefire, while he also asked the New People's Army to stop asking for revolutionary tax and claiming territories. (KARL NORMAN ALONZO/Presidential Photo) 


"As a matter of fact, kapag may namatay diyan na NPA, sundalo, o CAFGU, dumudugo ang puso ko kasi puro tayo Pilipino (As a matter of fact, when someone from the NPA, army, or CAFGU dies, my heart bleeds because we are all Filipinos),"  he added. 

EXAMINE FIREARMS:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte examines the firearms seized from the New People's Army during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Also in the photo are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Eduardo Año, Philippine Army Commander Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda, and 4ID Commander Major General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. (KIWI BULACLAC/Presidential Photo)


Duterte said there must be a signed document "establishing the parameters of the peace talks" and there should be a ceasefire agreement to be witnessed by the Royal Norwegian Government, which acts as third party facilitator in the peace talks. 

WITH AFF COF ANO:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte examines the firearms seized from the New People's Army during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Also in the photo is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Eduardo Año. KIWI BULACLAC/Presidential Photo


He added that the Reds should stop extortion and collection of revolutionary tax and they should desist from claiming any piece of territory or land in the country. He also urged them to release all their prisoners including police, military and civilians. 

SGT RAMIE VALLE:

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte awards the Wounded Personnel Medal to Sergeant Ramie Valle during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Valle was among the wounded soldiers in a series of encounters with the New People's Army on March 30, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/Presidential Photo


The President likewise emphasized that he gets his inspiration on what he wants to do for the nation by reiterating his goal to have an illegal-drug free country, saying that he would have "doomed"  the country and the next generation if he could not stop the problem on illegal drugs. 

PFC JEFFREY MALLORCA: 

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Roa Duterte awards the Wounded Personnel Medal to Private First Class Jeffrey Mallorca during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Headquarters in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH), Cagayan de Oro City on April 2, 2017. Mallorca was among the wounded soldiers in a series of encounters with the New People's Army on March 30, 2017. KIWI BULACLAC/Presidential Photo


"In a nutshell, the long provision of the Constitution says only one thing that at the end of the day, I am solely responsible of keeping the Filipino nation protected and secure. I have to preserve the next generation," Duterte explained. (PM) 

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