Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, stood firm that culprits must be made answerable for the deaths of 19 members of Army’s Special Forces in Al-Barka, Basilan province.
“History has shown us that sometimes, often times, unfortunately, peace is won in demonstrating that there is a heavy price to be paid by those that insist on war,” he lamented.
“We must also not forget that there is a wide distinction between the rebels that must answer to the killings of our soldiers and the rest of the Muslim community, our Muslim brothers, who seek peace as much as we do,” Marcos said.
Marcos emphasized that “our soldiers are being killed; we must avenge the murder of our military men and policemen decisively, and as swiftly as possible before a third strike occurs. Bullets are the words in this kind of peace talks.