- President Duterte personally appeared before the
army to calm them amid the tension regarding the incident in Jolo, Sulu
- He said he ordered the transparency of the investigation and let it be known to the public
- PRRD ended his talk pleading to the troops to remain calm for the country’s sake
Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte personally talked to the troops of the Philippine
Army after the reported incident of the “misencounter” in Jolo, Sulu.
The incident is still under thorough investigation. The president also commanded for its transparency and ordered to allow the public to know whatever will be the result of the investigation.
PRRD said that the news bro
ke his h eart when he learned about the misencounter. He added that he could not hold back the Philippine Army with what they think is just to give justice to their beloved brothers, but he also added that at the end of the day they should still consider asking themselves, “what good did it do for all of us and for our country?”
During his talk to the
troops, he pleaded for help from the armies saying, “nandito ako para manghingi ng tulong sa inyo, help me make the waters calm… mahal ko ang sun dalo ko, mahal ko din ang puli s ko.” However, he continued that he wants justice to be served; “Gusto ko talaga maimbestigahan ‘to. Gusto ko lumabas ang totoo, gusto ko ‘yung may kasalanan will have to face the consequence.”
Before PRRD ended his talk with the men of the Philippine
Army, he said, “Walang ibang presidente ng Pilipinas na lumingon para sa inyo, totoo ‘yan. ‘Yong sweldo, pati ‘yong mga equipments ninyo sa ospital, pati ‘yong medisina para sa gamot.. that’s not because nagpapalakas ako. Bakit ako magpapalakas, trabaho natin ‘to, in the same manner that the polic e need you. They cannot handle the insur gency problem, so we need the Armed Forces of the Philippines to keep the integrity of this republic, so that the people will be protected.”
In his statement, he said that people are the ones who will suffer if there will be gaps between the
soldi ers and the polic emen, so he ended his talk, still by asking the army to stay calm.
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