Former Defense Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. has defended the airstrikes performed by the Philippine Air Force in opposition to Maute Terrorist in Marawi City.
In his assertion printed on Facebook, Gibo defined why airstrikes are essential to destroy the Maute Terrorist Group.
According to Teodoro, the motion of the navy is a good technique ‘not only to neutralize targets’ but in addition to guard the troops in the floor.
“It also helps to end engagements quicker rather than prolonging fighting. It is a legitimate tool at the disposal of government forces when the engagement commander determines that its use is appropriate and reasonable given the level of the threat faced,” Gibo Teodoro stated.
He stated that properties can certainly be broken by airstrikes, however the life of the troopers battling the Maute Terrorist Group are extra necessary than buildings that may be rebuild.
“Damage to property is an unfortunate consequence not only of airstrikes but of any weapon, yet we must ask what piece of property is worth the life of a single soldier?” He stated.
Gibo Teodoro urged the public to not condemn the actions of the navy, however condemn the violence dedicated by the Maute Terrorist group.
“On the different hand the actual menace is the undeniable fact that the Maute gang takes refuge in dwellings and different city areas, use rocket propelled grenades with out regard to environment, ieds, snipe at civilians, rob, pillage, homicide, and terrorize! This is the menace confronted. This is what have to be condemned!” He stated.
Several netizens and Marawi residents opposed the airstrikes performed by the Philippine authorities in opposition to the Maute Terrorist group as a result of of being afraid that their house have been amongst the homes that destroyed by the airstrikes.
President Duterte supplied the place as Defense Secretary to Gibo Teodoro, however the former secretary of protection refused the supply two instances.
Duterte believes that Teodoro refused to make a comeback in DND due to unhealthy expertise in authorities.
As of writing, there are 58 troopers killed in motion since the Marawi City Crisis began. The authorities needed to liberate southern metropolis earlier than the independence day.