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Duterte urges MILF, MNLF, NPA to help fight extremists in Marawi

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Zamboanga City – President Duterte has called on members of the two Moro fronts and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to help the government fight the extremist groups amid the ongoing gun battle in Marawi City.

In what is seen as an unprecedented move, Duterte made the appeal to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and the CPP’s New People’s Army (NPA) to join the government to fight the common enemy during his visit to the troops in Jolo, Sulu, over the weekend.

“I am willing to take you as soldiers of the republic, lahat – MI, MN, pati NPA,” Duterte said.

The President made the statement following a letter from Nur Misuari, the founding chairman of the MNLF, of his offer to help end the crisis in Marawi City.

“Alam mo, I am announcing to all na lahat ng sundalo ng MI, MN, kung matagal pa ito at gusto ninyong sumali, makipagsapalaran sa Republika,  I am offering them, kunin ko kayong sundalo, same pay, same privileges, and I will build houses for you in some areas,” he said.

The government and the two Moro fronts are in the process of peace negotiations while the talks with the communist group has been suspended.

Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), on Monday said in a televised press conference that they welcome the call of the President for the rebel groups to join the government in its fight against terrorists.

Padilla cited the success of the integration program  for  former combatants of the MNLF into  the AFP,  adding there have been many stories about the heroism of the “MNLF integrees” in the effort to free their areas of terror groups.

 ‘SCALAWAG’ COPS TO MARAWI

Meanwhile, erring policemen who are caught, especially by the anti-scalawag unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP), may be sent to Marawi City to help in the ongoing fight against the Maute Group, PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said yesterday.

“I have been comparing the situation of our forces there and that of these scalawag policemen,” he said. “While they (scalawag cops) are enjoying their air conditioned rooms, enjoying the fruits of their criminal labor, and contemplating on how they would earn money, our forces there are fighting for their survival,” he said.

Eleven policemen, mostly from Malabon, were recently caught by the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) for allegedly abducting a woman and demanding P1 million and a kilo of shabu as ransom. “I am really frustrated at these scalawag policemen who continue to tarnish the image of the PNP,” he said

Last year, more than a hundred policemen from Metro Manila and Central Luzon were sent to Moro rebel and communist rebel-infested areas after they were implicated in the illegal drugs trade.

Dela Rosa, however, said that he could not send those who are already facing administrative and criminal charges, including the Malabon cops.

He said the start of Marawi deployment could be with those who would be arrested starting today. (With a report from Aaron B. Recuenco)

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  • Mr Askal

    Tama padala lahat ng pulis patola sa bakbakan para unang mabaril

  • JoseRaul

    The psychopath should stop recognizing these illegal entities and disband them all. It just shows how incompetent this current president is.

    • privateeyewhite

      it is his prerogative as a president. In the long run you will benefit.

      • crisostomo ibarra

        what benefit can you get from this lunatic president where most of his ideas tend to bring our countryand its people to perdition….

        • privateeyewhite

          That was you opinion. According to survey that many are satisfied with his peace and order effort. Many are now could walk during night time at least fears have lessen in metro manila. That’s according to law abiding citizens.

      • LBX

        prerogative to ask help from mnlf, milf, npa? Is our Soldiers and PNP can’t handle the MAUTE GROUP? then this present administration is not better than Cory Aquino’s administration in terms of handling that kind of situation. Almost 10 Coup d’etat but did not declare Martial Law.

        • privateeyewhite

          Listen, try to rewind his speech in the video. It was Nur Misuari who offers his soldiers to fight alongside with the government forces, it was only seconded by the president that he is also open to MILF if they are willing. The only difference with our martial law today is that almost or majority of the people in Mindanao are so cooperative, and they gave that thumbs up. The number of military now a days who has that values formation is high meaning they have that good education compared to Philippine Constabulary whom I considered a dangerous military that was until Cory’s time. Meron pa ring abusado pero managable.

      • JoseRaul

        You are right that it is the president’s prerogative to declare martial. Unfortunately, the president is incompetent and a psychopath which I fear most.

        • privateeyewhite

          I have nothing to fear because he is for the people’s need. Don’t you ever know that 90% satisfied of his drug campaign. I will let you know why you think he is a psychopath because he was confined in a lawlessness society where he was a prosecutor. For him to counter these criminality and corrupt practice, he should exercise the language of a felon to upset the ego of the enemy of the nation. Why you said he is incompetent is it because you often heard of “patayan dito at patayan doon” it is his forte as he said many, many times as a prosecutor, damn I hate drugs! Try to look for the accomplishments of his cabinet members, you will see a lot of big accomplishments for the people and for the nation. No other cabinet members of the previous administration has done the same of this present leadership. Don’t you ever know that he has been prophesied a decade ago and what he’s doing is exactly the same, Nations was shaken, leaders are trying to reach out the Philippines.

          • JoseRaul

            You must live in a different world. A criminal mind like the psychopath will never make the philippines safe because of him and from him.

          • privateeyewhite

            I love the way he did, killing people who will kill you, rape you, destroy you, I hate drugs!! Death to these people who will destroy you and your generation to come

          • JoseRaul

            I feel sorry for you because you live and grow up in a miserable world.

          • privateeyewhite

            I think we are all 90% do the same thinking, and this is the only way we could eliminate the cancer of the society. Even the president has nothing to do with our judicial system unless you and his allies will cooperate. Tell me your concrete solution, I will appreciate your opinion.

          • JoseRaul

            My concrete solution is to retire the psychopath.

          • privateeyewhite

            ok that’s your opinion. He’s the best so far. Who do you think we could replace?

          • JoseRaul

            Beeeeest! You’ve got to be kidding. Bwahahahaha

          • privateeyewhite

            nOT KIDDING, he’s the best indeed!, why,, who do you think could lead our country uprightly?

          • JoseRaul

            Upriiiightly?

          • privateeyewhite

            cge, This just an opinion, hindi ako magmumura sa sagot mo. Sino kaya ang puwede ipapalit natin na mamumuno sa bansa kung sabihin natin na papalitan na natin c presidente?

          • JoseRaul

            The vice president.

          • privateeyewhite

            yOU ARE KIDDING ME!!

          • privateeyewhite

            Its getting livable unless there is jealousy of leadership, the opposition will make trouble, we can do nothing about it but martial law do the last resort. I feel safe.

          • JoseRaul

            Liveable. How naive you can get. I suggest that you read the papers more.

          • JoseRaul

            I for one approve the drug campaign but I do not approve the extra judicial killings.

          • privateeyewhite

            You are indeed a descent, just try to be like a hoodlum. Syndicates are killing each other. . .

  • Ed Dee

    IS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PANTYNILEON ALVAREZ A LAWYER?

    DOES HE KNOW THAT IT IS A CRIME TO KILL AN INNOCENT PERSON?

    WHY IS THIS IDIOT DECIDING IF THERE IS A NEED FOR JOINT SESSION ON MARTIAL LAW IF HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THAT KILLING OF AN INNOCENT PERSON IS A CRIME?

    ALVAREZ SHOULD BE DISBARRED FOR VIOLATING THE MORAL TURPITUDE REQUIREMENT TO PRACTICE LAW.

    HE IMPREGNATED ANOTHER WOMAN WHILE MARRIED.

    IF HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THE MORAL TURPITUDE VIOLATION,
    HOW CAN HE BE DECIDING ON MARTIAL LAW?
    THAT AFFECT THE FATE OF OVER 100 MILLION FILIPINOS.
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  • Juan Barili

    Abu Sayef, Marawi, MNLF,BIFF, MNLF are the exact same groups. Fake a new name to divert the government works very well. They are one.

  • Dutertard

    Desperado ni si Gago.. Prang puta na namamalimos ng sustento.. putcha yabang mo kc.. nanjan ang America anu gnwa mo?? nagyabang ka.. Pinoy Pride daw.. o anu nangyari sau.. sa mga basura ka humihingi ng tulong.. GAGO ang tawag jan!!!

    • JC1524

      Desperado na at Tanga Dutertard Forever! haha!

    • jern dion

      Totoy basura, parang ang talino mong magsalita ah eh alagad ka naman ng basura sa gobyerno. Anong nanjan ang America na para magsupply ng madaming illegal drugs sa Pilipinas at magbigay ng tulong na may kapalit? Totoy basura ka talaga iho!

      • Dutertard

        na screens shot ko na toh at ipapadala sa boss ko sa CIA.. lagot pa pinagbintangan mo pa cla supplier ng druga.. lagot pre.. taga CIA ako.. maghintay ka lng..

        • JC1524

          katangahan mo pina-iral agang-aga!
          #DUTERTARDTANGA

  • I Believe In Jesus

    What kind of nutjob asks the enemy (NPA, CPP, MILF, BILF), who is already at war with the current government, “Can you please help us deal with a group we can’t handle?”

    Even Kim Jung-Un is scratching his nutz over this decesion!
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  • Kim Kong

    Mr. President, why youre asking other terrorist for help. They are SAME..They are Muslims, muslims are Bandits.. Wheres Filipino Army. JUST BOMB ALL MUSLIMS LAND, KILL ALL OF THEM…. RAISE NEW GENERATION OF HONEST PEOPLE….IF NOT. THE WAR WILL CONTINUE FOR EVER. MUSLIMS ARE SNAKE. WIPE OUT ALLL.

  • hot mama

    meaning he does not trust the military at all, what a shame to the military and its command… but still I salute the men in uniform who pledge their loyalty to the flag and constitution and not to some idiot and sick maniac