President Rodrigo Duterte said Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison is sick.
Turning the tables on Duterte, Sison said the President is also sick—- mentally.
Sison has hit back at Duterte, advising the chief executive to look after his mental health and consult a psychiatrist.
“I pity him and I am tempted just to let him go because what he says against me is patently baseless and comes obviously from a sick mind. But I still have to answer him to prevent him from misleading the public and rousing them the wrong way,” Sison said in a Facebook post.
Duterte earlier, also advised Sison to commit suicide.
“At any rate, he has to look after his mental health and consult with a professional psychiatrist. Is Duterte the kind of president and commander in chief the [Philippine government] can rely on for the factual basis of martial law which puts at risk the liberties, lives and limbs of millions of people?” he added.