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Duterte to talk to AFP, PNP commanders in Mindanao ‘very soon’

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Mindanao “very, very soon” to talk to police and military commanders in the area following the recent misencounter in Jolo, Sulu that led to the death of the four soldiers.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirmed this during a Palace briefing Thursday. He, however, made no further disclosure due to security reasons.

“The President is going to the South to talk to our PNP and AFP commanders. Sabi ko nga kung may time pa siya kausapin niya yung mga suspect… It is coming very, very soon,” said Año.

Yesterday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte was “extremely sad” over the fatal police shooting of troops in Jolo town Monday.

The President wanted to talk to the policemen involved in the killing of four Army intelligence officers, according to Roque.

“Nalulungkot siya doon sa nangyari na misencounter diyan sa Sulu ano at inorderan nga niya ang (National Bureau of Investigation) na pabilisin ang imbestigasyon.

“Lungkot na lungkot siya. Ang ginamit nga niyang salita ay siya ay nanlambot, extremely sad at gusto niya na pumunta mismo doon sa lugar kung saan nangyari, kung pupuwede, dahil gusto niyang ma-lift ang morale ng kasundaluhan dahil talagang parang mababa ang morale ng ating mga kasundaluhan,” he said.

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