President Rodrigo Duterte can simply end the fight in opposition to the terrorist Maute group if the lives of civilians have been the least of his issues.

In a speech earlier than troopers in Cebu City Sunday (June four), Duterte admitted he has to train restraint within the navy offensive in opposition to the Maute as a result of lives of innocents are additionally on the road.

“Sabihin ko lang, bombahan mo ‘yang lahat. Eh ’di tapos tayo. But you know, we have to save lives, we have to save innocent people because we are a society of civilized people and there is a governance here,” he mentioned.

“Nagpipigil-pigil lang ako, so timpla-timpla lang muna tayo,” Duterte added.

Some civilians are nonetheless trapped in Marawi City amid the continued conflict between the federal government forces and the Maute group.

Despite exercising restraint in attacking the Maute group, Duterte made it clear he’ll present no mercy to terrorists.

Addressing troopers, he mentioned: “Kaya sabi ko nga, pagka binaril niyo sa ulo, isali na ninyo ‘yung puso or double-tap na lang para sigurado akong wala akong pakainin na preso sa mga p****** i**.”