Per week after declaring martial law, President Rodrigo Duterte is saying he wants more ‎than the 60-day restrict to resolve the Marawi City disaster and that Congress must maintain an open thoughts about it. “It’s beyond 60 days, Congress must understand that I may need more time,” stated Duterte in a speech.

“There’s Jolo, which is also bursting. And on top of that, I am facing three fronts. I have terrorism in Mindanao; I have the drug problem; and itong mga ordinary, kidnap-for-ransom and everything,” he added.

Duterte swore he can be the primary to carry martial law however at this level, he doesn’t see that taking place any time quickly primarily based on his suggestions from the navy and police.

‎”The earlier we attain the equanimity of the group, the soundness, I’d be the primary to clamor for the lifting of martial law,” he stated.

“I’m very sad. Marami akong sundalong patay, marami akong pulis na patay. Hindi lang nila nire-record kung ilan. Wala akong nakita na newspaper na, ‘the following died today’. ‎I lose about three, four. It keeps on increasing everyday for as long as that war rages on. I am one of those who are really hurrying it up,” he added.

He referred to as his critics “fools and stupid” for claiming that he didn’t not seek the advice of the navy and the police. He was additionally questioned on why he imposed martial law over the whole Mindanao when the preventing was restricted to Marawi City.

“You do not declare martial law without asking the soldiers and the policemen. Kaya nga nila nasabi na nag-declare ako na walang permiso sa military pati pulis. With more reason ngayon, tanungin ko ang military at pulis, ‘Are we okay? Because if we are, then let’s lift it immediately’. But for as long as the military says, ‘Sir, hindi pa talaga kaya’,” he stated.

Source: politics.com.ph