Malacañang, AFP ask Pinoys to set aside 'petty politics' to be one against terrorists

The Malacañang Palace together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines asked the Filipino people to set aside "petty politics", and unite instead in fighting against terrorists.

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They made the call after the Islamic State sent out an audio message urging its supporters to launch more attacks during Ramadan in Iraq, Syria, and Iran as well as regions outside Middle East that includes the US, Europe, Russia, Australia, and the Philippines.

AFP Chief Restituto Padilla said in a briefing held at the palace to be united because the ISIS message was scary.

"Meron lumalabas na panawagan itong grupong ito at yun nga yung nakakatakot. Kaya nga po kami ay nakikiusap sa lahat ng sambayanang Pilipinas na magkakaisa tayo. Huwag nating payagan na ito'y mangyaru sa atin, kailangan po talganag bantayan natin," said Padilla.

He also added that Filipinos should all work together because it's already a fight between good and evil.

"We must all work together, issue out a united and collective public condemnation of all these things thatt are happening in Marawi now and join hands together in resisting the entry of this evil force because this is no longer a simple matter. It's already a fight between good and evil and you must all realize by that now," Padilla emphasized.

On the other hand, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella echoed Padilla's appeal which he said was addressed to Duterte's critics and military's campaign in Marawi City.

"This is no longer intramurals within ourselves, but we need to be united against a common enemy. It's a fight between good and evil. Our sovereignty is being confronted and I believe it's time to set aside petty politics and the things that separate us," Abella concluded.

Source: Politics