If President Rodrigo Duterte is trying a bit gaunt as of late, it’s not as a result of he’s sick.
In a speech earlier than the members of the 403rd Infantry Brigade in Bukidnon Thursday (July 6), Duterte opened up about the stress he was experiencing over the ongoing battle in Marawi City.
He stated the gravity of the human value of the combating turns into actual to him each time he reads the briefer offered to him at night time.
“So every time na mabasa ko ‘yung briefer, I say a general prayer but I… Nakita mo namayat ako. I kind of grappling with the loss of lives,” Duterte stated.
The President stated it pains him that he needed to declare martial legislation and order troopers to kill their fellow Filipinos.
Duterte declared martial legislation in Mindanao on May 23 because of the combating between authorities forces and the Maute group in Marawi City.