PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday was unfazed by the possibility that the Jihadist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may enter the Philippine territory in three to seven years from now.
In a speech he delivered during the oath taking of his appointed officials, the President said he could do the "barbaric" acts done by ISIS "10 times better" than what it can, should the radical group trigger him to do such.
"The next worry of course is terrorism [of] ISIS. They don't have political ideology… We have seen a barbaric practice and even cutting throats of people in front of the world," Duterte said.
"I do not know how to meet This kind [but] if you do that, you bring out the worst in me, we're quits. If you can do it, I can do it 10 times better than you definitely," he added.
Duterte then issued a stern warning against the ISIS not to challenge him, reiterating that he is willing to "put his honor, life and the presidency itself at stake."
"I would never, never allow my country to be destroyed by terrorism," the President said.
Earlier, the President was appalled at how ISIS kill people "unnecessarily" and "without apparent reason at all."
He said he would not let ISIS influence rebels in the country, including the Moro insurgents. (Sunnex)