- Congressman Alfred Vargas condemns the terror attack by Maute group in Marawi City.
- The Quezon City representative also reminded the public not to generalize the Muslims, as they are also the victims from the said attack.
- He then praised Armed Forces of the Philippines for their immediate action towards the incident.
- The former actor also commended President Rodrigo Duterte, as the latter cut his trip short to Russia to take a personal look on the said attack.
Congressman Alfred Vargas has appealed for peace and unity as the news of chaos in Marawi City in Mindanao started to disseminate.
The former actor strongly pointed out that he is highly condemning the terror attack perpetuated by members of Maute group who allied themselves with ISIS terrorist group.
The Quezon City representative also reminded everyone not to blame Muslims for the said attack. He stressed that the terrorist are not the representative of the Muslim people.
“The enemies here are the terrorists and not Muslims. These appalling acts are a complete violation of Islamic laws and norms, and the perpetrators are not representative of Muslim people or the religion of Islam,” he said.
He then gave compliments to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for regulating Marawi City during the chaotic attack. He continued, “I commend General Ano and the entire AFP for bringing Marawi under their control. The AFP had already proven that we do need drastic military actions to bring back peace and order in Mindanao. I hope AFP will not resort to aerial strike, otherwise, the terrorist will get what they really want to create the fear of terror among the masses of Mindanao.”
The congressman also commended President Rodrigo Duterte, who cut short his trip to Russia, to give immediate action about the incident. “I admire the decision of President Duterte to get back home immediately to take a personal look on the Marawi attack,” he said.
Moreover, he encouraged the Filipinos to “set aside religious, social and political biases.” He further said, “At the end of the day, we are all Filipinos coexisting in peace.”