AFP backs selective martial law coverage in Mindanao

first_imgReports stated that the presidentialdaughter is considering sending letters to the House of Representatives andDepartment of National Defense asking them to exempt Davao City from martiallaw. The mayor already sent a letter to the Office of the President. Arevalo cited Eastern Mindanao Commandcommander Lieutenant General Filemon Santos’ support for the lifting ofmilitary rule in Davao City following a recommendation from Mayor Sara Duterte. MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippinesspokesman Marine Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo on Tuesday said the militarysupports selective coverage of martial law in the Mindanao region as the peaceand order situation in some areas has already improved. “We have articulated our support toselective coverage of martial law as deemed warranted by the local chiefexecutive and validated by our operational commanders on the ground,”Arevalo said in a statement. According to Arevalo, the final decisionin recommending whether to lift martial law or not is still in the hands ofPresident Rodrigo Duterte. (GMA News/PN)last_img

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