Now it may be instructed: President Rodrigo Duterte gave .45-caliber handguns to soldiers to guard themselves in opposition to shock assaults from members of the New People’s Army (NPA).
In his speech earlier than members of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade in Sarangani Wednesday (July 5), Duterte stated it’s higher that soldiers are armed ought to they encounter anybody from the NPA.
“Alam mo ang NPA, hindi maghintay ‘yan kung may armas ka o hindi. Makapatay ka ng isa, one less enemy para sa kanila. Kawawa kasi kayo, wala kayo gaya ng pulis ‘yung may armas,” he stated.
“But at the same time, kung marunong lang kayong magdiskarte, mabubuhay talaga kayo at makadepensa kayo ng sarili ninyo,” Duterte added.
The President stated it was higher that soldiers be taught “the art of survival” than they turn into a casualty of the NPA.
Duterte awarded handguns to soldiers when he toured numerous army camps after assuming workplace final yr.
The President vowed that each one soldiers may have handguns.