Malacanang and the Armed Forces of the Philippines have requested Filipinos to set aside “petty politics” to unite in preventing against terrorists.
They made the decision after the Islamic State despatched out an audio message urging its supporters to launch extra assaults throughout Ramadan in Iraq, Syria, and Iran in addition to areas outdoors the Middle East, together with the U.S., Europe, Russia, Australia, and the Philippines.
“Meron lumabas na panawagan itong grupong ito at ‘yun nga ‘yung nakakatakot. Kaya nga po kami ay nakikiusap sa lahat ng sambayanang Pilipinas na magkakaisa tayo. Huwag nating payagan na ito’y mangyari sa atin, kailangan po talagang bantayan natin,” stated AFP Spokesperson Restituto Padilla in a briefing in Malacanang.
The AFP is presently in the midst of a warfare with ISIS-backed terrorists who took over Marawi City 23 days in the past which compelled President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a martial legislation.
“We must all work together, issue out a united and collective public condemnation of all these things that are happening in Marawi now and join hands together in resisting the entry of this evil force because this is no longer a simple matter. It’s already a fight between good and evil and you must all realize that by now,” stated Padilla.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella echoed Padilla’s enchantment which he stated was addressed to critics of the President and navy’s marketing campaign in Marawi City.
“This is no longer intramurals within ourselves, but we need to be united against a common enemy. It’s a fight between good and evil. Our sovereignty is being confronted and I believe it’s time to set aside petty politics and the things that separate us,” stated Abella.