During his visit to troops in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon province, on Thursday, Mr. Duterte said he would throw his full support behind security forces implementing martial law as long as they do not commit abuses.
“We are forced by circumstances. I have a mandate to do. Otherwise I could go to jail,” Mr. Duterte told the troops of the Philippine Army’s 403rd Infantry Brigade.
He said he was not happy to earn the distinction of being among the handful of Presidents to place a part of the country under martial r…
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