President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected comparisons between his declaration of martial regulation in Mindanao and his idol’s, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, model 44 years in the past.

Unlike Marcos, Duterte mentioned he has not dedicated any abuses and that he did not plan to perpetuate himself in energy.

“{Akala… hindi ako nagbibiro. Hindi na kagaya noong martial law na… I do not want to compare it. But, dito wala kaming abuso. Alam namin na trabahante lang kami ng gobyerno. ‘Di tayo naga-ambisyon na gamitin ‘yang politika. For what?” mentioned Duterte in a speech in Sultan Kudarat.

“Sabi ko, tanungin mo ako kung maligaya ako. Hindi. Bakit? Sabihin ko sa’yo, medyo… matanda na ako. At tsaka kung ‘yan lang namang… kung alam ko lang na mag-abot ng ganitong problema, eh putang ina maghanap ka ng ibang kandidato,” he added.
If he had a alternative, Duterte mentioned he would not declare martial regulation however the Maute and Abu Sayyaf group gave him no alternative after they took over Marawi City.

“I’m the second President to declare martial law. I am not proud of it. I am not happy because it indicates something that there is a trouble,” mentioned Duterte (Editor’s observe: then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo additionally declared martial regulation in Mindanao throughout her time period).