MANILA, Philippines (First Published June 7, p.m.)— President Rodrigo Duterte pointed to illegal drugs as the root cause of the crisis in Marawi—a claim he made before troops and the military top brass less than a week into the siege by militants in the largely Muslim city.These were his exact words in a speech given last May 27 at Camp Teodulfo S. It would be a lie to say that puro ISIS na 'yan sa Marawi ngayon.Rommel Banlaoi, one of the leading security experts in the country, said that the Maute does get funding from the illegal drug trade but that is just one part of its revenue.The group's income include legitimate businesses, extortion disguised as zakat—one of the five pillars of Islam—or the giving of alms to the poor, illicit arms trade, donations from supportive families and local officials and money laundering of overseas Filipino workers' remittances, among others.READ: He said that when Christians and Muslims involved in the drug trade fell on hard times, they sought refuge from extremists by pretending to fight for Islam.Ang problema nito ngayon, pagdating ng modern times hanggang ngayon, Marawi has always been the hotbed also of insurgency.They want to be identified with Maute who were really two brothers who went into drugs.Tapos ngayon pretending to be allied with the ISIS because si Hapilon nandoon and he was anointed. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte touches his head during his speech at the swearing in of officials of various municipalities at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
And now they are proclaiming to be jihadists for protection. Iyon ang nangyari, pati 'yung mga gangster diyan sa Buldon, lahat na, nagkaipitan na ngayon.Bautista in Sulu: Apparently, na-overtakan (overtake) tayo ng events. Ang puno't dulo diyan is droga kasi diyan ang hotbed ng shabu pati drug sa Mindanao. Diyan 'yung lahat ng mga politiko na gustong yumaman, kahit sino doon na kung marunong lang.