He is not a typical president of the Philippines, compare to his predecessors President Duterte uttered his words with actions.
Basilan in the west southern-most part of the Philippines was left long forgotten and become a battle field. But not for the President-Mayor Duterte. The place that once infamous because of terror attacks is now in his priority.
Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and Philippine Coast Guard officials and personnel, assisted the president to fulfill his speech promoting peace process and not to nurture hatred.
Ako ay nakiki-usap sa lahat, I am pleading for peace pati sa mga Abu Sayyaf. You have committed so many crimes, killing people unnecessarily… ang tropa ng gobyerno dadating dito nang dadating kasi may kini-kidnap, may pinapatay. Eh, reaksyon lang ng gobyerno ‘yan, walang iba… Alam mong nandiyan ang galit… may galit ka ‘eh. Kaya dun nakikinig sa galit.Filipino Christian and Muslim communities truly appreciated the job president has made.
~ President Rodrigo Roa Duterte