Palace clears issue on redeclaration of martial law in Mindanao

 

 

 

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Thursday said that the proclamation of another martial law in Mindanao may only be upon military assessment and recommendation, clarifying that the initial claim of the chief presidential legal counsel was just “his opinion.”

 

“We referred to his opinion but that is his opinion. The president will follow due process,” Abella said of Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo’s earlier statement.

 

In a text message to reporterson Wednesday, Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte may proclaim another martial law in Mindanao “if Congress does not extend on the 60th day upon initiative of the…

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