President Rodrigo Duterte knew he had to declare martial law when he was knowledgeable of how unhealthy the state of affairs has develop into in Marawi City on May 23.
In his speech earlier than the 1002nd Infantry Brigade in Sarangani Wednesday (July 5), Duterte shared the “critical” components which made him place Mindanao beneath authoritarian rule.
“I could sense that it was really critical as they were shooting people already and trying to remove part a territory of the Philippines from the effective control of government,” he mentioned.
Duterte was in Russia for an official go to when preventing erupted between the Maute group and authorities forces in Marawi City.
The Maute group reportedly tried to seize Marawi City to set up a “wilayat” or province of the ISIS in Southeast Asia.
While no one suggested him to declare martial law, Duterte mentioned he was advised in Moscow by his advisers “in so many words” that the state of affairs in Marawi City was vital.