Shun terrorism, Rody tells kids
President Rodrigo wants young internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City to stay away from the ideals of terrorism even as the government continues its operations to liberate the besieged city in Lanao del Sur.
Duterte met with the young IDPs in Malacañang Wednesday as part of the “Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment in the Outside World” program spearhead by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The kids, numbering 34 in all, were the second batch of displaced Marawi children to tour the Presidential Residence and meet the Chief Executive.
According to Duterte, the young Maranaos should stay away from the ideals of terrorism because it only creates chaos and confusion.
The President also asked the Marawi kids to help him restore “what was lost in the war-torn Islamic City.”
Duterte described to the young evacuees the current situation in the entire island of Mindanao, particularly how the Daesh-inspired Maute group wreaked havoc in their homeland.
He also expressed grief over the destruction of Marawi City and explained how the government troops were sent to the besieged city to restore peace and order.
Malacañang said Duterte promised the children he will rebuild their homes.
The young evacuees, in return, performed an interpretative dance for the President.
PRESIDENT Duterte does the peace sign as he poses for a photo with the young participants of the Tabak Educational Tour who visited the President at the Malacañang Palace.