Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella (read by Albert Sebastian of DZRB)
25 June 2017 / 11:11 – 11:13 A.M.

SEBASTIAN: Magandang umaga po, ito po si Albert Sebastian ng PBS Newsroom para po sa Mindanao Hour. Akin pong babasahin ang mensahe o pahayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella:

“On the deployment of BRP Davao Del Sur – The Philippine Navy has deployed BRP Davao del Sur in Cotabato. BRP Davao del Sur will greatly assist in our military operations in quelling the rebellion in Marawi. Apart from delivering military supplies and relief goods, the vessel will be utilized as a back-up floating medical facility to treat the wounded. BRP Davao del Sur is also ready to provide the support required once the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and rebuilding of Marawi begins.”

“On the humanitarian ceasefire to observe Eid’l Fitr – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has declared an eight-hour pause in military operations beginning today, June 25, Sunday, from 6am to 2pm, in Marawi City in observance of Eid’l Fitr. This humanitarian ceasefire on part of the military and the government underscores our solidarity with our Muslim brethren as they celebrate the end of Ramadan. It is a sincere gesture which shows respect to the Muslim faith and acknowledges our cultural diversity of our society. The halt in military offensive operations, however, would be lifted if any of these conditions become evident: One, the security of government forces is in jeopardy; two, there is threat to the safety of civilians; and three, if the enemy starts firing and our troops as well as other authorities have no recourse but to exercise the right to self-defense.”

Iyan po ang mensahe ni Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, mula po sa Malacañang.


Source: NIB Transcription