President Rodrigo Duterte guaranteed that undiscovered oil holds accepted to be underneath the Liguasan Marsh in Maguindanao won't be asserted by the legislature, said on Saturday. Duterte mollified fears that the legislature will assert the oil, saying it has a place with the Moro individuals.

He said in our translated words from Tagalog in a discourse in Davao City that 'the legislature won't take it away from them. That is theirs. Nobody will meddle there'.

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"I guarantee you, and that is my responsibility, it has a place with the Moro individuals". Maguindanao Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu had before said that the undiscovered oil and gas holds with an expected worth of $1 billion are accepted to be covered up underneath Lake Buluan in Liguasan Marsh.

The President likewise noticed that oil investigation in the zone will probably pull in business and goad advancement. He said, "it will stay in your --- Moros', control and ownership however you simply need to pay the expenses and the administrations that the legislature would spend".

The Liguasan Marsh territory has seen the bloodiest of conflicts between government troops and Muslim agitators, incorporating one experience in Mamasapano town in 2015 that left 44 police commandos executed and abandoned peace arrangements. At exhibit, the zone is harassed by conflicts between military troops and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, which has gone on for 7 days as of now.