“If you can do it, I can do it ten times better than you.”
This was the stern warning of President Rodrigo Duterte as he vowed to crush terrorism, even the threat of ISIS in the country.
The President said that he can be ten times as brutal as the terrorist group ISIS in going after its members if they start sowing violence here.
Duterte said that the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ) who are a barbaric group with no political ideology, brings the worst out of him.
ISIS is an extremist militant group that rules by Wahhabi/Salafi law. In Arabic, the group is also known as Daesh.
An example of ISIS is the terrorist group that is known for kidnapping western journalists and aid workers as part of their tactics.
The President noted that the extremist group maim people, kill them and women who refused to have sex with them, they simply burn them.
“So, we have seen a barbaric practice, and even cutting throats of other people in front of the world. Hindi ko malaman how to meet this kind of -- if you do that, you also bring the worst out of me. So bale tabla tayo diyan. Because if you can do it, I can do it ten times better than you, definitely,” the President said.
I’m just warning people na huwag ninyong sobrahan because I would never, never, never allow my country to be destroyed by simply terrorism at itong droga. Hindi talaga ako papayag,” the President said.
In a press conference on Friday in Davao City, Duterte said he had ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to validate the presence of alleged ISIS indoctrinators in Mindanao.
He said he wanted them arrested and deported.
In another speech before the troops in Zamboanga del Sur, Duterte told the military to prepare for ISIS’ influence being felt in the country in three to seven years.
Meanwhile, the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled his visit to Camp Tecson in Bulacan due to inclement weather.
The President was supposed to have a situational briefing and talk to the troops there and inspect a capability demo.
The Palace said Duterte cannot join the troops here because of zero visibility in Metro Manila. Weather reports yesterday afternoon said the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces were still affected by the southwest monsoon.