8 months Duterte orders marksmanship training for 1,000 gov’t snipers to boost fight vs terror MB
By Genalyn Kabiling At least 1,000 government snipers would undergo marksmanship training to boost the government’s campaign against terrorism, President Duterte announced recently. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (REY BANIQUET / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The President said these sharpshooters could be deployed to Jolo, Sulu, the site of the two deadly bombings, to assist government forces battling lawless elements. “‘Pag nakakarga ng — nakahawak ng baril, huwag mo nang palapitin, targetin mo na. Tutal marami ‘yan, sabi ko I ordered to — the training of 1,000 sharpshooters, snipers [If a person carries a weapon, don’t let him go near. ... more