Senators Panfilo Lacson, Gringo Honasan and Francis “Chiz” Escudero see nothing fallacious with the help being given by the United States to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Marawi City as long as they don’t battle alongside troops.
Lacson, a former head of the Philippine National Police, mentioned Sunday (June 11) that the US’ help “should be a welcome move” as long as its involvement entails technical help and offering intelligence data.
Honasan, who was once a soldier, mentioned the help being given by the US to the AFP is reportedly restricted to technical data and gear.
Escudero, for his half mentioned the US can solely help the Philippine army “in a technical or advisory capacity under existing laws and treaties.”
“They cannot engage in actual missions and operations,” he mentioned.
The US Embassy in Manila earlier confirmed that American troops have been serving to the AFP upon the request of the Philippine authorities.
Filipino troopers have been combating the Maute group and different Islamist radicals in Marawi City since May 23.