Veteran lawmaker from Mindanao, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri challenged the people who opposed Martial Law particularly those senators and congressmen to visit Marawi City so they can personally see the situation and for them to try to convinced the Maute terrorist groups to stop their devastation of the city.
Pres. Rody Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao and suspend the writ of habeas corpus but opposition senators and congressmen questioned the decision of the Duterte admin, so Sen. Zubiri challenged them to visit the place.
In a recent interview with DZBB, Sen. Zubiri announced that he would shoulder all the expenses of the people who opposed the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Sen. Zubiri was quoted as saying
"Ang hamon ko nga sa kanila, itong mga hindi sumasang-ayon at sumisigaw po sa telebisyon na pumunta po sa Marawi. Kung gusto nilang pumunta ng Marawi bibigyan ko sila ng tiket, pamasahe. Bibigyan ko sila ng sasakyan para pumunta sa Marawi at kausapin yung Maute group, kung gusto nilang kausapin yung Maute group,” Zubiri said.
Based upon the statements of Sen. Zubiri, he believed that no one would convince the Maute terrorist to surrender their arms and those people who will attempt to talk and negotiate with them might get killed.
“Titingnan natin kung makalabas po sila ng buhay dun sa mga lugar na iyon dahil itong mga kalaban na ito napakahirap kausapin at halos imposible na po dahil ang gusto nila mamatay na tayong lahat,” he said.
One of the senator who was named by Sen. Zubiri on his challenge is no other than Sen. Risa Hontiveros who made some enormous claims about the Maute group and her explanations that what the group was doing is not invasion nor rebellion.
For the record, 15 out of 23 senators expressed their support and signed Senate Resolution 388 declining that there's no reason for the upper house to block the Martial Law declared by Pres. Rody Duterte.
The five senators from the minority bloc asked for a joint Congressional session and they were also the same senators who opposed the declaration of Martial Law. They are senators Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros Antonio Trillanes IV and Bam Aquino.
Source: DzBB / Facebook