President Rodrigo Duterte desires solely younger fighters from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to struggle alongside authorities troops in opposition to the Maute group.

In a speech earlier than members of the 602nd Infantry Brigade in North Cotabato Tuesday (June 6), Duterte shared his request to MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari throughout their current dialog.

“Sabi ko, ‘Nur, bigyan mo ako ng bata. ‘Yung dati mong mga sundalo, may rayuma na ‘yan. Maano ako niyan, just to give me the young…’,” he mentioned.

Duterte, nevertheless, mentioned protocols should be put in place for deploying MNLF fighters within the battle in opposition to the Maute group.

The President earlier mentioned he has authorized Misuari’s supply for two,000 MNLF fighters to hitch authorities forces.