PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte chided the communist rebels on Monday for being "spoiled brats," acting like they are constituents of his administration.
In a speech delivered at the launch of "Hardin ng Lunas" of the Presidential Security Group held at the Malacañang grounds, Duterte maintained that he would entirely scrap the ongoing peace talks between the government and the communists.
The Chief Executive said he is trying to be "humble" in negotiating with the communist group but they are otherwise becoming "arrogant."
"I tried my best to make peace with everybody. There's looming danger on ISIS (Islamic State or Iraq and Syria) and here's the communists, I don't want them [because] they're spoiled brats," the President said.
"They act as if they are part of the government to make demands. There will be [no peace talks]; there will be war. Then peace is not possible during our generation. I'm not about to talk to them again," he added.
Duterte announced on Saturday evening that the peace dialogue with the Communist Party of the Philippines would no longer push through unless there is a "compelling reason" to resume the peace talks.
Duterte then warned the communist leaders who have already been released that they would get arrested once they go back to the Philippines.
He said he already instructed the government forces, as well as the Bureau of Immigration, to remain alert and hunt down the released prisoners.
"If they come to the Philippines, if they come back, they will be arrested," Duterte said in a chance interview. "Scrap everything. I will order the police and the military to arrest them." (SunStar Philippines)