The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is getting loads of flak principally from millennials for its failure to resolve the lingering disaster in Marawi City 23 days after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial regulation in Mindanao.

But AFP Spokesperson Restituto Padilla shrugged of the nasty feedback as borne out of the youth’s impatience and brief consideration span.

“Alam niyo po kasi ang ating kabataan ay mahilig sa mga mabibilis at instant na mga pangyayari. Doon ho gumagana ‘yung adrenaline nila. Eh sa mga bagay na ito, buhay po ang nakataya talaga. So kaunting pasensya lang at kailangan maintindihan niyo na kung ganito ang mga pangyayari ay kinakailangan maging maingat,” mentioned Padilla in briefing in Malacanang.

Padilla mentioned that apart from the well-executed plan of Maute and Abu Sayyaf teams to take management of business facilities (with supermarkets full of meals and water provides) and the jails (with its armory), they’ve additionally used human shields and secret tunnels to frustrate the troopers on their heels.

He additionally admitted that troopers have been extra acquainted preventing in a jungle fairly than city terrain.

“So it will entail a bit of time before we clear every house of any armed element. So kaunting pasensya lang po pero nandiyan na po tayo. Nag-iingat po tayo na hindi pa makasakit sa iba kaya ang ating pagpasok sa sa loob-looban ng siyudad ng Marawi ay maingat, precisely because of those reasons,” mentioned Padilla,

Padilla urged that millennials take day without work from their cellphones and join Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) so they’d not simply be keyboard warriors.
“Ang amin pong challenge, kung kayo po ay gusto talagang tumulong sa bansa, sumali kayo, mag-ROTC kayo nang ganap na maintindihan niyo at ma-develop ‘yung pagmamahal sa bansa at maging kasama sa Armed Forces sa future para nang sa ganon, ganap niyong maintindihan kung ano ‘yung nangyayari ngayon dito,” mentioned Padilla.

Source: politics.com.ph