Senator Tito Sotto will doubtless support any Palace plan to extend martial if it will be confined to Lanao del Sur only and never the whole Mindanao.
President Rodrigo Duterte positioned Mindanao below martial after the Maute group launched a riot on May 23 and seized Marawi City, the capital of Lanao del Sur.
The Chief Executive lately stated he may take into account extending martial law in Southern Philippines to wipe out enemies of the state earlier than he raise it.
Asked whether or not he will support any extension of martial law contemplating that the Supreme Court has affirmed its validity, “Depende sa ipi-prisenta at makikita naming assessment.”
“Siyempre kailangan namin ng mas malawak na impormasyon tungkol sa pangangailangan na dapat i-extend ‘yan. I’m looking at the possibility that, yes, we might extend it,” he stated.
“But if probably it will be limited to Lanao Sur or areas where there are no longer (any) possibility of conflict. P’wedeng ganun. Kaya nga kailangan makumpleto muna ang impormasyon na makarating sa amin,” Sotto stated.
He added, “Mas madali kung ili-limit nila sa Lanao Sur. Madali kung sasabihin nila duon lang i-confine. Kung entire Mindanao pa rin, we will how to find out why.”