Duterte satisfied with military ops vs Abu Sayyaf in Basilan

/ 05:47 PM July 21, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte said he was satisfied with the ongoing military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan.

Armed Forces spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the President, during his visit there on Thursday, “[has] expressed satisfaction” with the operations along with the accomplishments of the military units in the area.


Duterte made his first official visit to the province but it was only limited to Isabela City, where the headquarters of the 104th Brigade of the Philippine Army is located.

“I am with you in the punitive and law enforcement actions against the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group,” Duterte was quoted as saying.


The President told the troops to “just do your job.”

“If you will fall into trouble, or face cases due to such lawful performance of your duties, ako ang bahala sa inyo (I’ll take care of you),” he said.

Duterte was scheduled to return to Zamboanga City to meet with the Western Mindanao Command. TVJ/rga



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