President Rodrigo Duterte braved safety threats to return to Marawi City Friday (August four) to personally tell troopers how a lot they imply to him.
In his speech earlier than members of the Joint Special Operation Task Force Trident in Camp Kilala, Duterte stated: “I have to be here because I want all of you to know that… Mahal ko kayo. I hope you will be able to clean up Marawi City and get rid of the terrorists.”
The President reiterated his pledge to put up a P50-billion belief fund for the schooling of kids of troopers and the police.
“Ang disparity kasi ng mga mayaman at mahirap yung iba kasi… Hindi naman ako nang-iinsulto… Kasi yung iba they can pursue studies… Ang bata naman kung may utak bigyan natin ng panahon,” he stated.
Just like his go to on July 20, Duterte’s second journey to Marawi was unannounced. The media solely acquired wind of it via images despatched by Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go when it was over.
Aside from Go, Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año.