President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that he has given the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) the go signal to use all available assets against the New People's Army (NPA).
Duterte made the remark after the NPA ambushed policemen in Davao Del Sur earlier this week, killing four and wounding another.
"Walang peace talks. For the meantime, I will just ask the military and the police to wage war against them," he said during a media interview after visiting the wake of the policemen who were killed in an ambush in Davao del Sur.
"I will allow the them to use all available assets. Use them. Gamitan ng rockets. Collateral damage, pasensya," he added.
Instead of getting mad, Duterte said that he pitied the communists because the government is ready to fight for another 50 years.