President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his recommendation for troopers to take their very own lives rather than give up to enemies because the conflict in Marawi City enters its third week.

In an interview in Cagayan de Oro City (June 11) after visiting wounded troopers, Duterte mentioned he would do the identical if he have been on the verge of being caught by enemies.

“Kung ako, ganon ang gawain ko. Hindi ako mag- surrender nang buhay. Ganun rin mamamatay ka rin, bakit mo ipahiya ka pa sarili mo?” he mentioned.

Duterte beforehand advised troopers to save lots of the final bullet of their weapons for themselves in case they’ve been caught by the enemy.

The President, nonetheless, lauded troopers for his or her bravery.

“Pero ito matatapang ‘to. Babalik ito mga next year ganyan may sugat na naman, pero matatapang eh,” he mentioned.