Walang ibang presidente na lumingon para sa inyo: Duterte to soldiers

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“Walang ibang presidente ng Pilipinas na lumingon para sa inyo. Totoo ‘yan. Iyon lang suweldo pati ‘yung mga equipment ninyo sa ospital pati ‘yung medisina para sa gamot,” President Rodrigo Duterte told troops duing his visit to Edwin Andrews Air Base in Zamboanga City on July 3.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troops during his visit to the Edwin Andrews Air Base in Zamboanga City on July 3, 2020. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

“And it’s not because na nagpapalakas ako. Bakit ako magpapalakas na trabaho man natin ito? In the same manner that the police would also need you. They cannot handle the insurgency problem,” President Duterte explained.

“So we need the Armed Forces of the Philippines to keep the integrity of this republic so that the people will be protected,” he added.

President Duterte said he went to Zamboanga City to request soldiers to be calm after 4 intel soldiers were killed by Jolo policemen.

“Pumunta ako dito hihingi ako ng tulong ninyo. I am pleading. Nakikiusap ako. Nihangyo ko ninyo na tabangan ko ninyo pagpakalma, to keep the waters in the meantime calm and we wait for the result of the investigation,” the President said.

“Iyan ang pinuntahan ko dito kasi mahal ko ang sundalo ko. Mahal ko rin ang pulis ko. Puro nagtatrabaho. And at the end of the day, maski ano ang desisyon dito sa baba, ‘pag sinabi ko na huwag na muna, do not… Eh nasusunod. Ako ang nasusunod kaya I feel so responsible sa mga pulis ko pati sa mga militar,” he added.

“There is now this raging feeling of maybe hate. It could be hate which is a dangerous thing really to nurture. It does not do any good because there’s the investigation. And I am giving you my word of honor that the investigation will proceed to find out the truth unfettered, unbridled by anybody except ‘yung sa trabaho. Walang makialam at ‘yung totoo lang. Iyon ang maasahan ninyo. At kung sino man ang may kasalanan, then he has to pay for it,” President Duterte said.