President Rodrigo Duterte was having a soothing massage in his presidential suite after enduring a long-haul flight to Moscow final May 23.
Duterte apparently needed to look good and relaxed in his a lot anticipated assembly along with his idol, Russia President Vladimir Putin, on the Kremlin.
But all his plans have been laid to waste as chaos erupted in Marawi City after a marauding group Maute and Abu Sayyaf took over the principle city middle in Lanao province.
”Nong nasa Moscow ako, narinig ko na lang, nagpa-masahe ako midday, I’m ready for my schedule that evening, na there was this ruckus in Mindanao,” mentioned Duterte in a speech in Sultan Kudarat.
He mentioned: “But as I was being briefed, it turned out to be an open rebellion. Wala talaga akong magawa. Sabi ko, ‘How many have died so far?’. Sabi nila, ‘Sir, marami tayong casualties’. So sabi ko, saan bang parte itong Mindanao?”
He mentioned it was throughout this time that he determined to make good on his menace to declare martial legislation, not solely in Marawi City, but in addition in Mindanao.
“I have been saying all along, even days before, do not force my hand into. I declared martial law because the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Police told me na it has reached its critical moment,” mentioned Duterte.