MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday visited soldiers who were wounded while battling terrorists in southern Mindanao.
In a live video posted on her Facebook page, Robredo was seen at a hospital in Iligan City, conversing with soldiers, some of whom still bedridden.
Robredo asked them about their families, their stint in Marawi and the injuries they sustained while fighting off terrorists.
She also handed a brown envelope to soldiers. The contents of the envelopes were not immediately known, but Robredo could be heard saying it contained "small help."
Government troops have been fighting the Maute Group in Marawi City for almost a week now. On Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered martial rule in Mindanao.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines had briefed Robredo about the security situation in Mindanao, and she assured the public that soldiers "will give primacy to human rights" during operations.
Nevertheless, Robredo urged Filipinos to be vigilant and wary during the implementation of martial law.
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