In a media interview of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte last December 20, 2017, he lambasted several media practitioners that are allegedly involved with the National People’s Army (NPA) terrorist group.
“Tapos pagtalikod mo, marami. Sige na, sige na. Walang hiyaan. Huwag kayong mahiya. Sino? T***i***ang ni sino sa inyo walang kamay ni isa. May alam akong mga journalists na left talaga. O baka nagkadre doon sa Coldillera,” the statement of the president.
The president commented this when asked about the Christmas ceasefire he declared in between the government forces and the NPA.
“Look, if I declare a ceasefire, it is not addressed to the NPAs. Rather, I would want to celebrate Christmas with the rest of humankind or Filipinos, na walang stress.” the President said.