Duterte accused of being a ‘rebel financier’

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014


A FORMER party-list representative of the Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (Anad) accused Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of being a supporter of the New People's Army (NPA).

The accusation came in light of the statement of Duterte opposing the idea of reviving the anti-communist group Alsa Masa in Davao del Sur as proposed by the local leaders there.

Duterte said last Friday that the revival of the Alsa Masa will only create animosity and will not be good for the peace and order situation not just in Davao del Sur but in the entire Davao Region as well.

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In reaction, former Anad representative Pastor Alcover Jr. however accused Duterte of being a "supporter of the Maoist terrorist NPA".

"He is their consultant and financier. He is an NDF consultant. Every Christmas, he visits NPA camps and brought them gifts like combats boots, uniforms, food, medicines, etc. He is feeding the enemy," Alcover was quoted as saying.

Earlier Alcover offered to help Davao del Sur organize the Alsa Masa and info drive for the constituents.

Duterte is not available for comment as of this posting.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 19, 2014.

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