Duterte has final say on whether to lift martial law in Mindanao – Aguirre
Even after Marawi City has been declared free, it’s nonetheless up to President Rodrigo Duterte whether to lift or martial law over Mindanao.
“It is really the call of the President kasi siya ang repository ng lahat ng intel information diyan,” stated Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
“Kaya pag ni-lift ng Presidente yan it means di na kailangan ng martial law sa Mindanao,” he identified.
Duterte declared martial law over Mindanao final May after the Maute terrorist group attacked Marawi City.
On the opposite hand, Aguirre did admit that Duterte did say ”pagka tapos na ang siege in Marawi, he’s going to lift Martial law in Mindanao.”