Watch Video of Duterte Kissing Ground At Jolo Blast Site

DUTERTE – Here’s the reason why President Rodrigo Roa Duterte kissed the ground of the Jolo blast site.

On August 24, a twin explosion hit Jolo Island, Sulu Province. The blast has killed 15 people including 4 soldiers and 75 other wounded.

In a previous article, a cop confirmed that the blast came from a woman who carried the bomb cause heavy damage to the area. Sen. Richard Gordon said there was a motorcycle carrying improvised explosive device (IED) that detonated in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu.

Photo Source: The Manila Times

Based on a report from Inquirer, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the blast site in Jolo on Sunday, August 30.  He also delivered a speech to soldiers and promised that he will support in ensuring that rebels “will have no future” in the country.

In a taped speech to troops aired on Monday, the 75-year-old chief executive can be seen kissing the ground were the blast occurred. He said he did that to honor those who were killed “for no reason at all.”

“That’s why when I visited the blast, and thank you for sharing with me the gesture lumuhod ako, hinalikan ko yung semento to where my soldiers and the countless…at saka yung mga Tausug na walang, the lives snapped out for no reason at all,” he said.

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Photo Source: @Bong Go FB

As seen in photos posted by Sen. Bong Go, President Duterte knelt and kissed the ground while wearing a protective mask. Duterte said the people who died there were not able to call on Allah or make a sign of a cross.

“Kaya ako lumuhod, hinalikan ko yung lupa, kasi hindi lang nakapagtawag ng Allah, o nakapag sign of the cross before dying,” he said.

Watch the video below:

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