“Nag-uusap kami kagabi, sabi nga ni – mga Senador, maybe we can work out a plan like Hong Kong vis-à-vis with the mainland [China],” President Rodrigo Duterte said during a tribute event for fallen soldiers of Marawi siege in Taguig City on November 21.
“Parang local autonomy na lang talaga. Ibibigay na lang natin sa kanila the local autonomy and let it thrive on its own,” he added referring to the proposed Bangsamoro entity.
“We have to… If you want a demarcation line, fine. If you want the boundary states, okay lang sa akin. But we have to find a way to get out of this [terrorism] problem now,” he added.
“‘Pag hindi ninyo ibinigay ‘yan o natin, gugulo ‘yan because they will be opened really to cabal with the other terroristic activities or the terror there,” President Duterte said.
“Sasakay na ‘yan eh at kung sasakay ‘yan, malawak na ang gulo. You have an open rebellion there. Talagang… So I‟ve been warning you ever since, even when I was a mayor, na something has got to give there,” he added.