Duterte doesn't want comparison to the late Marcos: I do not want because it's troublesome

President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected the comparisons between him and the late President Ferdinand Marcos for the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.

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Given that Duterte idolize the late Marcos, Duterte said his administration has not committed abuse and violence and he doesn't plan to use the law to retain in power.

In his speech in Sultan Kudarat, the President said the martial law before and up to this time is no longer the same.

"Hindi ako nagbibiro. Hindi na kagaya noon ang Martial Law. I do not want to compare it, but dito wala na kaming abuso. Alam namin na trabahante lang kami ng gobyerno. Di tayo naga-ambisyon na gamitin yang politka. For what?"

He added that people should ask him if he is happy with his decision and they will know the truth.

"Sabi ko, tanungin nyo ako kung maligaya ako. Hindi. Bakit? Sabihin ko sayo, matanda na ako. At tsaka kung yan lang namang, kung alam ko lang na mag-aabot  ng ganitong problema, eh putang ina maghanap ka ng ibang kandidato," he added.

If he had the choice, Digong wouldn't declare Martial Law but the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf made him no choice but to do it.

"I'm the second president to declare martial law and I'm not proud of it, I am not happy because it indicates something that there is a trouble," Duterte concluded.

Source: Politics