Duterte Rescinds Offer to Communists, MNLF to become Part of Military

An earlier offer by President Rodrigo Duterte to bands of communist and Muslim rebels to become military units in the fight against terrorism has been rescinded. The president now says that joining ranks is not feasible due to trust issues with the communists and language barrier problems with Muslims. The about-face noticeably came after military officials expressed apprehension over the offer; the defense establishment said that…

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