Año: Sison needs ‘psychiatric help’ for ‘hallucinations’ on assassination try


COMMUNIST Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria “Joma” Sison should be consulting a professional psychiatrist to treat his hallucinations over “reports” that the military was planning his alleged assassination, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Eduardo Año said Wednesday.

“I believe Sison needs professional psychiatric help to treat his hallucinations. His statement is another figment of his imagination,” Año said in a statement.

This was his response to the latest statement released by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) citing AFP sources that the military was plotting the assassination of Sison, as well as to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte’s government.

Año said Sison accused the military of allegedly planning the same to him by hunting him down while in self-exile in The Netherlands.

“If I remember it right, that was also his story back in 1999 during the time of former president [Joseph] Estrada where he also alleged that a hit team was sent to The Netherlands,” Año saidd, adding that the supposed assassination team by Sison then was sent by Estrada himself and former Philippine National Police chief Panfilo Lacson.

Sison claimed that there was a plot involving former members of the Alex Bongcayao Brigade (ABB) to assassinate him outside the country, according to Año. DEMPSEY REYES



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