President Rodrigo Duterte vowed during the 50th founding anniversary of Davao del Norte on July 1 that Mindanao will get the equal share of the nation’s wealth.
“Rest assured that the government remains committed in fulfilling its promise in giving an equal share of the national wealth to Mindanao, including Davao del Norte,” he said.
“Use the money to uplift the lives of your people and realize your great potential. All I ask in return is that you remain committed to the continuing war against illegal drugs, corruption, criminality, and terrorism,” he added.
Duterte also said that the government will not stop until the “last terrorist is executed.”
“I will never, never, never, compromise with terrorism,” Duterte said.
He added that seeing government forces die in Marawi City saddens him. “If there is one person in this Republic and this country who is traveling with a heavy heart, it’s me, because I ordered the Armed Forces and the police to go there and fight and perhaps to die.”
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