Davao Mayor Duterte: I am not going to blame the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

“I lament the needless loss of lives,” Davao City Rodrigo Duterte said commenting on the recent bloody clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao which led to death of at least 44 elite police operatives.

“I share the grief of the nation because I know this is hurting us. But you also cannot just take revenge against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front or the guys there inside the territory,” the city mayor said.

When asked who to blame, he said “I am not going to blame the MILF because definitely it was in their territory, where we were not supposed to enter.”