Nag level-up ang banat ni Pangulong Duterte sa mga rebeldeng NPA, kung dati ay tinawag lang itong teroristang grupo ngayon ay inihantulad na ito sa Teroristang Islamic State of Iraq and Syria o ISIS.
Binanatan ulit ng pangulo ang NPA dahil sa kanilang pananambang sa mga sundalong nagsasagawa ng humanitarian assistance at disaster response operation sa Samar.
“I condemn the actions of the New People’s Army. I would say that this is something which i have been telling you before. They are just bunch of brigands that is why it is no longer even productive for us to be talking to them. Ayaw ko na, my request to the Armed Forces is really to just finish them all.” sabi ni Pangulong Duterte.
“I’m sick and tired of talking to you. Almost pareho kayo ng ISIS. It’s an empty thing, there is no ideology except to destroy and kill.” dagdag pa ng pangulo.