This is an answer to the statement released by the Pambangsang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid – Southern Mindanao Region
My husband and I are separate entities. In fact, we do not discuss the job that we chose to do, we just commit to sincerely work and earn money for the benefit of our children.
So let me make you understand why I condemned what the New People’s Army have done. On or about 8 o’clock in the morning of April 29, 2017, I was standing in the middle of the trauma room of the Southern Philippines Medical Center praying that the civilian who was injured in the IED blast — courtesy of the terrorist NPA — will not die.
Larry had no one with him so I was the one who had to read through his text messages to look for a family member. I was the one who called his wife, broke the bad news, and asked her to come and stand by her husband’s side.
One of his text messages spoke of his work as a simple laborer, who sells fruits and fish.
The victim was the very person that you say should be defended from injustice.
So when I condemned what the NPA did, I spoke for Larry. But you did not know that, did you? You just assumed when I say personal, it is all about my life. Because that is how you are. You are selfish individuals and you think the world is all about you.
As Mayor tasked with the responsibility of the safety of civilians, the injury of Larry is my injury.
The incidents in the cities of Kidapawan and Tagum are of no concern of mine. The last time I checked, I am Mayor of Davao. If only you have even the slightest hint of reality, you would know that I never dip my fingers in affairs outside of my area of responsibility.
You are correct on one thing though. I personally made it happen that SSupt. Alexander Tagum come in as City Director of the Davao City Police Office, because he stood his ground against you.
The so-called punitive action against the company was nothing but an action against peace, economic stability, and the security in Davao City. We now have 130 employees without work and Larry still in a coma. And yet the Lorenzos will still have money that you and I can only dream about in this lifetime. It did not even make a dent in their bank accounts.
I maybe a hypocrite to you, but you are stupid to me and all the peace-loving Dabawenyos.
Terrorists and fake organizations do not have the right to talk about social justice. Show me your faces and then maybe I will listen to your rant about social justice.
Look, you cannot even spell the word ‘Pambansang’ correctly.
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte