Armed teams just like the New People’s Army and Moro National Liberation Front could help fight the Maute threat in Mindanao by offering intelligence info, however not by becoming a member of within the precise preventing.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson burdened this Thursday amid studies the NPA close to Marawi City had been instructed by the National Democratic Front to fight the Maute.
“Kung ang tulong hindi sasama sa pakikipaglaban, walang involved na armas on the part of those who are offering to help, okay lang. Like sa MILF, yung corridor of peace. Pero di pwedeng side by side papayagan ng ating pamahalaan na makipaglaban,” Lacson mentioned at a Senate discussion board.
He mentioned letting different armed teams becoming a member of the preventing could be very harmful and would violate the 1987 Constitution, which says there is just one Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Because of this, he mentioned the NPA or MNLF and even Moro Islamic Liberation Front shouldn’t be allowed to help fight the insurrection in Marawi City.
Even members of the MNLF who can combine into the AFP and Philippine National Police ought to undergo the method, he added.
Yet, Lacson mentioned these armed teams can help fight the Maute threat by offering authorities troops with “intelligence information.”
“Alam nila ang lugar. Kung meron silang pwersa roon mag-provide na lang sila ng intelligence information nang sa ganoon ay makatulong sa ating armed forces. Pero yung lantarang lalaban, di yun kailangan payagan sa ilalim ng ating Saligang Batas at sa ilalim ng ating umiiral na batas,” he mentioned.