Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City – An innovative approach to finish terrorism was the operational plans of the government troops against the Abu Sayaff and other terrorist groups, this was revealed by Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at the joint DND-AFP new year’s call, today, January 9.
The government’s target is to finish lawless elements until the next six months or if not possible extend until the end of 2017.
“Yes, that is our target, in fact ang binigay ni Chief of Staff General Año, is the next six month eh. Let see kung magawa natin ng six month, eh di maganda, kung hindi i-extend natin yung six months hanggang end of the year” Lorenzana added.
Lorenzana mentioned that the main target is to defeat the Abu Sayaff and Maute Group who was responsible for the piracy, kidnapping, and bombing on the Southern part of the country.
Currently, there are still 27 kidnap victims by the terrorist group and the government plan was to prevent kidnapping case and to recover kidnapped victims.
The government finally combine Military and Developmental projects to end terrorism. Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the additional 10,000 recruitment and for the next 12 months, new requirement and equipment will be executed.