- To show his respects to the fallen soldiers in Jolo, Sulu, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte knelt and kissed the ground of the unfortunate site
- In his speech Duterte admitted that stopping such kind of violence may take more than a generation
- He also vowed to support
soldie rs who are figh ting to achieve peace in the country
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte knelt and kissed the ground where the blast happened in Jolo, Sulu last week to show his respect to the fallen soldiers.
In a speech, he admitted that addressing the conflict seems to be an “impossible dream” for now and may even take “more than a generation.”
“If we cannot really agree, then we fig
ht and we fig ht hard hanggang magkaubusan na. Maybe by that time, kung ubos na ang lahat, wala nang giyer a,” Duterte said. “But if in God’s time, kailan ‘yon, we will have a time to talk and to ponder about peace.”
He also reminded government
troops that they should never be complacent even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Right now, our entire nation is dealing with a global health crisis, yet
enemies of the state will still find the energy to perpetuate acts of violence and terrorism. Now more than ever, our nation needs our Armed Forces to ensure that these terrorists will never succeed in their pointless goals,” the president added.
He said the incident will only further strengthen the country’s resolve to crush the lawless elements behind such cowardly act.
Duterte also expressed his commitment to help in ending
terrori sm in the country.
“Bilang isang Pilipino, ibibigay ko sa inyo ang lahat ng suporta na kailangan ninyo para matupad ang inyong misyon dito sa Jolo. I commit myself to work with you, my dear
troops, to ensure that these terrori sts will have no future in this country.”