- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to destroy the Abu Sayyaf group
- He has made himself clear that he wants to protect the Filipinos and preserve the nation
- The Abu Sayyaf group was tagged in the church bombing in Jolo
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to destroy the Abu Sayyaf by whatever means. KAMI learned that this was the President’s order after the Abu Sayyaf group was tagged as a suspect in the church attack that happened in Jolo, Sulu.
As reported by GMA News, the President has made it clear that his goals are to protect the Filipinos and preserve the nation.
“I’m ordering you now: Pulpugin ninyo ang Abu Sayyaf by whatever means,” said the President.
“Tutal ang gusto ninyo diyan --- may armas man kayo --- obviously patayan ang gusto ninyo. Eh ‘di ibigay natin.
“Meron man tayong helicopter, may eroplano, may mga barko. Eh iyong mga bala natin diyan sa mga kanyon ninyo...paputukin na ninyo. I-bomba muna ninyo lahat, magbili na tayo ng bagong stock,” he added as reported by ABS-CBN News.
However, the President said to separate the civilians from the militants before they destroy the territory of the terrorist group.
“Ang gawin ninyo sabihin ninyo pagka-bobombahin mo ‘yang lahat, paalisin mo iyong mga tao. Paalisin mo ‘yung mga tao, ilagay mo dito kung saan ako ang maggastos ng pagkain, lahat. Tapos plantsahin ninyo ng bala...,” the President said.
“Kunin ko ‘yung lahat ng inosenteng tao. Halikayo dito, ako ang magpakain muna. Magsakripisyo ako. Hanap ako pera. Tapos pulpugin mo ‘yang teritoryo nila,” he added.
President Duterte also reiterated his mission for the country.
“Our duty is to protect the Filipino people; and second is that we have to preserve the nation,” he said.
“‘Pag nawala iyang Jolo, maski isang island diyan, well we have failed in our mission to preserve the territory of the Republic of the Philippines,” he added.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte visited the church in Jolo where the twin bombings took place. He also visited the kin of the victims with his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
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