Sa kaniyang pagharap sa publiko nitong nagdaang mga araw ay nag-iwan ng matinding mensahe si Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa mga miyembro ng Makabayan Bloc. Ayon sa Pangulo, nakita na raw niya ang mga records at napatotoohanan daw ng mga dokumento ang pagiging komunista ng mga leftist legal fronts. Special mention din kay Pangulong Duterte ang si Bayan Muna Congressman Carlos Zarate.
“I am identifying you because I have seen the records. You are really communists. Taken all in all — in all its narratives whatever, the JASIG ( Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees) and the law, you are out to share power. So I have to destroy you.
Now kayong lahat diyan, you are a communist. Communist sabi ninyo… You cannot be accused now of being just a mere communist member because the Anti-Subversion Law has been abrogated. Well, you are — you got it all wrong because the Communist Party is still fighting against the government. Hindi nga — nawala na ang Subversion Law but you are committing murder, arson, lahat na and rape. These are serious offenses under the Revised Penal Code.
At itong inyong ano organization, simply communist, all of you, alam mo the act of one is the act of all. Ano ang sa — anong ginawa ni — ng mga sundalo ninyo pagpatay ng barangay captain? The act of a soldier NPA, is the act of Zarate, a congressman.
So what do we do? Well, I’m trying to sort out what we will do to you because you are now criminals and I said I have pointed out we are not only tagging you. That’s a light… We are identifying you and we will identify you anytime you want. But there will be a time before my [term ends], I will name all of you, kayong lahat sa NDF pati who are in…” pahayag ni Pangulong Duterte.