During his recent trip to Basilan, President Rodrigo Duterte called to stop violence and war. However, it wasn’t clear whether he was also addressing therise in extra judicial killings.
“I don’t see anything good coming out of this war. For the sake of our children, we have to stop this war,” Rodrigo says. “We have to stop this war. If we cannot stop it, this one I will repeat in my [State of the Nation Address], do not hate more… I know the problem here, and I assure you that I will find a way to end the conflict here.”
Inquirernotes that his recent speech may be addressing the war in Mindanao, and not the war on drugs.