Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito is hoping that the extension of help by the United States to the Duterte administration in ending the Marawi disaster may pave for the restoration of pleasant ties with the American authorities.
“Sana ito yung maging simula na maayos yung relasyon muli and to be honest, talagang naapektuhan recently. Pero sana magkaayos na and I hope that both country, both parties realize (that) we cannot fight this alone,” he mentioned.
Although President Duterte had denied searching for help from the US, Ejercito mentioned it now not mattered as what is much extra necessary is the truth that there’s now cooperation between the 2 international locations in combating the fear Maute group.
Terrorism, he mentioned, is a global drawback and any help could be a welcome growth since no one actually is aware of the place and when terrorists would strike and sow chaos.
“(And) obviously they have far superior equipment and technology which we do not have. So kung makakatulong ito in pointing positions, and it’s only supply of technical or intelligence and other information, it’s most welcome. Kailangan magtulungan lahat ng bansa,” he mentioned.
These flip of occasions, Ejercito, may hopefully mend or restore no matter pressure there’s nonetheless between the federal government and the US, following the Duterte’s tirades in opposition to former Pres. Barack Obama in Sept. final 12 months who raised human rights and extrajudicial killings in the nation.
“Naiintindihan din natin si Pres. Duterte kasi ‘yung kanya naman, iba pinanggagalingan nya. Feeling nya kasi hindi binibigay sa atin ‘yung karapat-dapat. For example sa mga armas…dapat ibigay nila ‘yung mga dapat na armas para sa atin para kaya nating depensahan natin ang sariling atin,” he mentioned.
“Baka ‘yun ‘yung pinanggagalingan ni Pang. Duterte na tingin nya hindi binibigay lahat na dapat ibigay sa atin para tayo ay makatayo sa sarili nating paa,” Ejercito added.