Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has given the Philippines people and its government a stern warning this past week “Prepare for War” if the Bangsmoro Basic Law (BBL) is passed.
The presidential runner says the Philippine Congress put together a law that is not in the best interest of the Moro people and does not answer to the Moro’s people’s quest for self-guidance.
“Don’t hope too much on it,” Duterte told the Muslim leaders this past week, adding that the “ignorance of Manila” is the root of the problem.
Duterte said he can already foresee that “one day, we will face hostilities in the east and west side.”
Duterte also warned that body bags could be lining up and if this turmoil turned into an all out war the United Nations would have ro come in to secure the area.
In an interview with Inquirer Mindanao Duterte insisted he was not running for President in 2016. The latest in Pulse Asia results show him just seven per cent behind Vice President Jejomar Binay’s strong 22 per cent holding.
“I did not say that I will run if I surpassed Binay’s ratings. What I said was that I might run if I get 91 per cent in the surveys,” he said.