By Lady Jean L. Kabagani
MARAWI CITY, Jan 31 (PIA ICCC)-The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has belied the implementation of “shoot to kill” in Lanao del Sur to those caught beyond curfew hours.
Col. Romeo Brawner Jr, commander of the 103rd Infantry “Haribon” Brigade emphasized that the military is committed to protecting the residents in the area.
Recently, a message telling the public to stay home turned to be alarming, as this was overstated, alluding that the military would shoot and kill whoever stays out later than 9:30 p.m. curfew.
“Bagamat may curfew tayo na pinapatupad sa Lanao del Sur, wala pong utos ang ating AFP na barilin ang mga sibilyan, maliban nalang kung ikaw ay terorista,” Brawner stated.
[Despite the curfew we enforced in Lanao del Sur, our AFP has no command to kill civilians, except when you are a terrorist.]
“Ito po ay gawa-gawa lamang ng mga tao na nais manggulo sa ating tahimik na pamumuhay,” Brawner added.
[It was just only fabricated by individuals who wanted distort the current tranquility of life].
Brawner assured the public that AFP only hopes for peace and order in entire Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, “andito ang sandatahang lakas upang protektahan ang inyong karapatan [the armed forces are here to protect your rights].”
The Philippine army is working hard to prevent a repeat of Marawi siege. (LJKbagani/PIA ICCC)