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Duterte Eager to Prolong Martial Law in Philippines' South for 1 Year

Duterte Eager to Prolong Martial Law in Philippines' South for 1 Year Duterte Eager to Prolong Martial Law in Philippines' South for 1 Year
Patty Aguilar | 11 December, 2017, 00:30

Duterte plans to ask Congress to extend the martial rule when the government reconstructs and rehabilitates the ruined city.

House Majority Leader Fariñas shared to House reporters his communication with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will ask Congress to extend martial law in the volatile southern island of Mindanao to quell an insurgency, cabinet officials said on Sunday.

The former Solicitor General expressed fears that extending martial law over Mindanao might lead to a nationwide imposition of martial law.

He added that he and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (Davao del Norte) will discuss the schedule when a joint session with the Senate is held to tackle the President's request.

"The President is studying the recommendations and he is assessing the need for further extending martial law in Mindanao", he said in a statement.

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'Difficult' without martial law The Department of National Defense supported the military's recommendation, saying it will be hard to rehabilitate Marawi without martial law. "We can not deny that", Alvarez said.

Last week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines recommended the extension of martial law, citing persisting threats from Islamic State-inspired groups and the New People's Army (NPA).

He noted that doing otherwise will allow terrorist cells and sympathizers to regroup considering reports that they are already recruiting in the Lanao area.

Although Duterte has declared Marawi free from terrorist influence in October, Alvarez said he finds a "justifiable reason" to approve the request to extend it to one more year. "In terms of seriousness kasi relative 'yun sa iba-ibang areas eh, pero meron, it is there, it is credible".

Philippine legislators voted overwhelmingly to extend the martial law until December 31, 2017 to give more time to crush the insurgents and destroy their terror network that plans to establish a caliphate in the southern Philippine region.

Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat of the first district said the proposed martial law extension must be tackled before Congress goes on a Christmas break on December 12 "because if it is not then... we have to go for a special session". "I'm sure it will be upon the recommendation of the PNP and the AFP", Lobregat added.

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