MANILA — Following the “all-out-offensive” launched by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against Moro rebels, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte asks:
”Do you know the cost of war?”
Duterte posted the question during his speech at the founding anniversary of the Lyceum of the Philippines University of Manila.
He added that he grew up in the area and he understands the people of Mindanao.
“I grew up there, I understand them (people of Mindanao). For a military man to say that, do you know the cost of war?”
The question was made following the launching of an all out defense against the Moro rebels.
On earlier reports, the AFP has ordered an intensified operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Moro rebels in the southern Philippines.
Because clash between the government and the rebels continues, thousands of civilians are fleeing from their villages.