Davao City Mayor has said he was willing to talk to communist rebels over the attack on a police station in Mati, Davao Oriental, last weekend.
Duterte said he plans to talk to National Democratic Front Mindanao spokesman Jorge Madlos – known to many as Ka Oris.
“I expect to see Ka Oris,” said Duterte, who chairs the Davao region’s Regional Peace and Order Council.
He said he was dismayed over the insurgents’ use of improvised explosive devices, including land mines, against government troops.
Such explosives killed at least four soldiers pursuing the rebels who attacked a police station in Mati City, Davao Oriental.
“Ang problema, we do not know where to bring these charges… Walang government panel,” Duterte said.
He also said that as chair of the regional peace and order council, he does not want violence in the region.