Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III expressed outrage over the beheading of a Filipino soldier kidnapped final week by the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) and known as on President Duterte to take into account waging an all-out war and annihilate the infamous kidnap for ransom group.
“All-out na! I think they are testing the patience of the President. Matagal nang terror group yun. I hope the President declares an all-out war on them. Wipeout!,” he stated in a textual content message to reporters Monday (April 24).
Even earlier than the beheading of Sgt. Anni Siraji of the Army’s 32nd Infantry Battalion, Sotto had expressed perception that Duterte can wipe the ASG bandits out.
Sotto stated the terrorist group could have problem making their strikes if the President backs the battle plan of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Sotto, following the beheading of two Canadian hostages Robert Hall and John Ridsdel in June final 12 months, stated he wouldn’t object to the concept of putting martial legislation these areas which might be being managed by the ASG.
The senator considered the beheading of hostages as an act of cowardice by the ASG.