• 04/22/2019
  • 06:20 AM
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DUTERTE ORDERS TROOPS TO DESTROY ABU SAYYAF



JOLO, SULU — President Rodrigo Duterte urged Philippine troops to destroy the militant terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the wake of bombing of a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, Sulu which claimed the lives of 21 people and wounded dozens of people.

 

“I ordered you to destroy the organization. I’m ordering you now: pulpugin ninyo ang Abu Sayyaf by whatever means,” Duterte said during his visit in Jolo.

 

“Meron man tayong helicopter, may eroplano, may mga barko….Oh gikalawang na ‘yung mga… Paputukin na ninyo. I-bomba muna ninyo lahat, magbili na tayo nang bagong stock. Ngayon kung may inosente mamatay, iwasan ninyo,” Duterte said.

 

Duterte urged the public to inform the whereabouts of suspected Abu Sayyaf  so the military can do its job.

 

“So iyan ang policy ko. Pagka may meron kayong nakatira diyang Abu Sayyaf, paalisin ninyo o isumbong ninyo. ‘Pag hindi, ‘pag nahulog ‘yang bomba sa ulo ninyo, inyo ‘yan. ‘Pag hindi, mawawala itong Pilipinas pati Jolo. Balang araw hindi na ito parte ng Pilipinas,” he said.

“But as a soldier pati ako, we only have one duty sa ating oath. I will reduce it to two sentences. Our duty is to protect the Filipino people; and second is that we have to preserve the nation. ‘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,” Duterte said.

 

He said the government will look for funds to modernize and upgrade military warfare and wage war against these terror groups.

 

The military has pinpointed Ajang-Ajang , a subgroup of the Abu Sayyaf as the likely suspect in the bombing but the terrorist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

 

 “Ang sabi ko ‘pag may target kayo, paalamin mo lang ako, hanap ako ng pera, maglagay tayo ng unit there, sabihin natin six months lang. Tapos bantayan ng Intelligence ‘yung sumasama.

 

Pagkatapos bombahin ninyo. Para magbili tayo mga bagong bomba. Sabi ko nga eh kalawang na iyan diyan sa bodega, gamitin natin,” he said.

 

Duterte said the National People Army should also be dealt with especially with the continued clash with the military.

 

“Ganun rin sa NPA. Hindi na ako makipag-usap sa inyo. Eh walang magawa eh. Magpakabuti ka, pasunud-sunuran ka lang, istorya ganun. You practically begged na… “’Adre mag-istorya lang tayo. Wala tayong mag…” Tapos in return ito ang ibigay ninyo sa akin. Mga kabaong pati iyong mga naputol mga paa. Ay p***** i**. Hindi ako… ‘Di na bale ako makulong pagkatapos nito,” he said.

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