Former President Rodrigo Duterte responded to the subpoena he received from the Quezon City prosecutor’s office regarding the grave threats complaint filed by ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro against him.
In an interview on ‘Gikan Sa Masa, Para sa Masa’ on SMNI Wednesday night, November 15, Duterte was asked if he would comply with the subpoena from the QC prosecutor’s office.
“Magpakulong na lang ako, kasi ino-oppress ako ni France (Castro),” Duterte replied. “Kayong mga komunista, ganon. How I wish. Sana all.”
Meanwhile, Duterte once again “red-tagged” Castro, asserting that she is a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
“Sumingit sila sa mainstream, mga rebelde ‘yan eh. Gusto nila sirain ang Pilipinas. Baliktarin nila kasi gusto nila magkomunista iyong partido nilang ideolohiya gaya ng China noon pati Russia,” Duterte said.
It can be recalled that on October 24, 2023, Castro filed a criminal case against Duterte due to alleged death threats he made against her.
This comes in connection with Duterte’s recent comments on SMNI, where he claimed that his daughter, Vice President Sara Duterte, would use confidential and intelligence funds (CIF) from her office to support the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and halt the communist insurgency in the country.
“Pero ang una mong target sa intelligence fund mo, ‘kayo, ikaw, France (Castro), kayong mga komunista ang gusto kong patayin,” Duterte recently stated.
This statement followed the removal of the 2024 confidential funds for five government agencies, including the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and the Department of Education (DepEd), both headed by his daughter.