Marcos want to destroy MILF firearms

By , on August 27, 2015


Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. (at rostrum) delivers his sponsorship speech on Senate Bill No. 2894 or the Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the Senate Session Hall on Wednesday (Aug. 12, 2015). (Avito C. Dalan / PNA)
Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. (at rostrum) delivers his sponsorship speech on Senate Bill No. 2894 or the Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the Senate Session Hall on Wednesday (Aug. 12, 2015). (Avito C. Dalan / PNA)

MANILA – Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. yesterday stressed the need to completely destroy the firearms of the members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

In an interview with ANC’s “Headstart,” Marcos said that it is dangerous to store the firearms without anyone guarding it.

“Can you imagine if there are thousands of thousands of arms stored there? Is there someone guarding those weapons? There is a danger that someone might steal those guns. The best solution might be to destroy them so that it cannot go back. This stems from the very simple idea that if there are no arms, there is no war,” Marcos told ANC’s “Headstart.”

The statement was made following the failure of the resumption of the interpellation on the substitute bill for the BBL because of the senator’s absence in the plenary.

“We’re still coming up with the schedule. What we’ve been able to come up with in the substitute bill is to strengthen the capability of the Independent Decommissioning Body in terms of actual inspection of the arms,” he said.

Marcos, chairman of the Senate committee on local government hearing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, said that he included a provision on the Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR) that will give power to the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB) to destroy the weapons.