CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – President and Commander-in-Chief Rodrigo Roa Duterte has offered a P10 Million bounty for the neutralization of the taunted “Emir” of ISIS in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, and P5 Million each for the two Maute Brothers, Abdullah and Omar, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año announced Monday, 05 June 2017.
“The President is offering P10 Million-reward money for the neutralization of Isnilon Hapilon who is believed to be leading the terrorist Maute-ISIS group in attacking Marawi City,” General Año said.
The amount will be over and above the $5 Million-bounty offered by the U.S. Government on Hapilon’s head.
Hapilon, a senior leader of the Abu Sayyaf group has an outstanding warrant of arrest for kidnapping with ransom and serious illegal detention. He also has a P7.4 Million standing bounty from the Philippine Government.
“The Armed Forces of the Philippines welcomes the pronouncement of President Duterte. We hope that this will bear significant accomplishments leading to the eventual arrest and neutralization of Isnilon Hapilon and the Maute Brothers,” General Año said.
“This reflects the resolve of the administration to get the terrorists dead or alive to finally end the conflict in Marawi City. We are positive that through our President’s latest pronouncement, we will see the same support and assistance that our people and the local government have given us in our previous accomplishments in the Bohol incident,” AFP Public Affairs Chief Colonel Edgard Arevalo said.