Mga idol! Ping proud of soldiers for liberating Marawi despite low tech, salaries

Oct 21, 2017 @ 10:31

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday joined the nation in saluting the nation’s soldiers who lastly liberated Marawi City from teams allied with the ISIS, after 5 months of preventing.

In a post on his Twitter account, Lacson famous the Philippine soldiers bought the job executed “much quicker” than a US-led coalition did in Mosul.

“We can’t be more proud of our soldiers for liberating Marawi from ISIS much quicker than what their US-led coalition counterparts did to Mosul,” he stated (

But whereas some claimed this may very well be a case of “apples and oranges,” Lacson stated a extra applicable comparability could be “apples & grapes vs caimito & duhat.”

Lacson stated that whereas the US-led coalition had high-tech gear, good meals and excessive wages, the Armed Forces of the Philippines needed to make do with generally improvised gear and low salaries.

“Apples and oranges? Correct! High tech military hardware vs low tech, sometimes improvised equipment; steaks and salad vs sardines and tuyo; low salaried AFP soldiers vs well-provided troops from the West. Maybe the comparison should be apples & grapes vs caimito & duhat,” he stated (