Pres. Duterte Accepted MNLF Offer Enlists 2,000 Fighters to Fight Maute in Marawi City


The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte confirmed and announced that he accepted the offer extended by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman and former ARMM governor Nur Misuari for 2,000 of his fighters to join the government forces to fight against Maute group in Marawi City.


Pres. Duterte announced the offer of the MNLF during the sidelines of his tours to the visiting Japanese warship JS Izumo, at Alaya Pier in Subic Bay.

According to the former Mayor of Davao City, the MNLF fighters who are willing to join the fight of the government will become "integrees," or members of rebel groups who will be joined to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

MNLF founding chairman Misuari offered earlier to ask his troops, to fight with government and Pres. Duterte accepted the offer.


Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "Misuari has offered to ask his troops of the MNLF, the able-bodied ones still, to fight with government and I accepted the offer," Duterte said. The President added further "He has offered 2,000 and I said I'm willing to take in 2,000 as regular members of the Armed Forces of the government," he added.

Aside from the MNLF fighters, Pres. Duterte also offered the same arrangement with the New People's Army (NPA), but clarified that communist rebels may just surrender to the government and not join the AFP.

Pres. Duterte also noted that all MNLF integrees will no longer need training to go to war because they had already experienced it.

AFP spokesman Restituto Padilla on his part clarified that recruitment of rebels such as members of the MNLP into the military has to undergo some processes.

Sources: PNA


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