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‘Let us fix Mindanao,’ Duterte urges supporters

By: - Bureau Chief / @inqmindanao
/ 11:23 AM April 10, 2016
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Presidential candidate Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte meets with supporters at the Lingayen Town Plaza, Pangasinan. INQUIRER PHOTO / RAFFY LERMA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, urged the thousands of people who attended his rally in Buluan, Maguindanao, to help him fix Mindanao if he wins in the May 9 elections.

“Let us fix Mindanao,” he said.

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His speech was frequently interrupted by shouts of “Allahu Akbar” or “God is great.”

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To fix Mindanao, Duterte said there was a need “to configure the government” and “correct the historical injustice committed against the Moro people.”

He said the current unitary system of government has caused misery in Mindanao because it has allowed the national government to control resources and the distribution of wealth.

“This unitary government has been using up all our money,” he said.

He cited how Mindanao continues to suffer from underdevelopment despite its rich natural resources.

“Ang mina? Inuubos lang ng mga tao ni (Mar) Roxas ang mina ng Mindanao. Sinisira nila ang Mindanao (Our mineral resources? The people of Roxas are sucking up the mineral resources of Mindanao. They are destroying Mindanao),” Duterte said.

“I have not seen a Moro with a big business. We are all poor,” he added.

He then asked the crowd to help him. “I am pleading with you, let us fix this. We belong to one nation,” he said.

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