The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders introduced Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as “next president” to the members of the MILF and other officials.
Mayor Duterte received a warm welcome when he arrived at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat and some MILF members also wears his campaign shirts.
Duterte went there to discuss about federalism and to find solution for a long-lasting peace in Mindanao. He is the First Presidential candidate to visit the MILF camp.
He clarified that he is not campaigning knowing that the MILF has always been apolitical.
“I am here to plead na you just postpone any action whatever, a decision that might derail that peace process… Eh may eleksyon naman, why don’t you just… I’ll do everything that there will be fairness in this land,” he said.
However, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe to his rival Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas.
“Oportunista yang b**ng na yan. Panahon ni Erap, panahon ni Arroyo nandiyan. Panahon ni Aquino nandiyan siya. Hindi mo malaman kung saan ang prinsipyo sa buhay nito. Roxas is for Roxas himself,” he said.
MILF Vice Chairman Ghadzali Jaafar said he is impressed on how Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte handled his city.
Jaafar also support duterte’s platform to elimanate illegal drugs. He added that illegal drugs is forbidden in Islam and will never be accepted in MILF territory.
source: CNN Philippines