Duterte hits Aquino during his second visit to Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte blasts on former President Benigno Aquino III on his second visit to Marawi City to boost the morale of his troops who have been fighting with the ISIS-linked group, Maute for more than two months now.

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On August 4, Duterte mentioned PNoy for saying that illegal drug problem is the root of the Marawi conflict.

Rody earlier called him ffool for questioning the effectiveness of his administration's war against illegal drug.

"That hurt. Many of my soldiers died, and my police were wounded. That's insulting," said Duterte referring to PNoy's comment.

Duterte said he was sensitive about this issue because of the many casualties from his forces.

“So if you’re careless in saying nothing happened, I would really lose my cool,” he said.

The 72 year old leader posed with the troops in pictures and also visited the wounded members.

“I have to be here because I want all of you to know that… I love you. I hope you will be able to clean up Marawi City and get rid of the terrorists,” he said in his speech.

He also reiterated his promise to take care of their families including setting up a trust fund for their children's education.

“Yung promise ko na I will establish a trust fund of P50 billion when I go out of the presidency, that 50 billion will be dedicated solely to the education of your children,” he said.

Source: Inquirer.netTempoCNN Philippines