President Rodrigo Duterte has little respect for retired navy officers who’ve criticized his dealing with of the Marawi City disaster, particularly his declaration of martial regulation in Mindanao.

“Some ex-military men, kung magsalita, akala mo mas marunong pa. And to talk about issues openly, mali-mali naman. Hindi na nga nahiya.‎ You ridicule yourself in public every time you open your mouth. Ang affidavit mo, ang sabi ni ano, ang nagpatay si ano daw,” stated Duterte in a speech in Sultan Kudarat.

“I-diperensya mo kami sa ibang mga lider na dumaan. Hindi kami kasing tarantado ninyo,” he added.

He defended his no-prisoners strategy towards the Maute and Abu Sayyaf group so as to restore order in Marawi City‎.

‎”I believe the Armed Forces and the Police wouldn’t goal for a battle that will end result within the killings of many lives,” stated Duterte.

Duterte stated his critics should just sue him in court docket in the event that they don’t assume his actions in Marawi and Mindanao have been unlawful.

“Eh talagang pinapatay ko sila. But along the lines of duty ‘yan,” stated Duterte.