Malacañang has dismissed hypothesis that President Rodrigo Duterte might broaden the declaration of martial law in Metro Manila following the attack at Resorts World Manila.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Saturday (June three) stated “all indications” level to the attack as being carried out by “an apparently emotionally disturbed individual.”
“The incident in the Resorts World Manila is thus an isolated case which does not constitute rebellion or invasion, which are the grounds for the declaration of martial law as prescribed by the Constitution and which the President is sworn to abide by and protect when he took his oath of office,” he stated in an announcement.
Based on the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) preliminary investigation, Abella stated the gunman didn’t shoot any civilian however solely fired photographs at LED televisions, burned playing tables, and stole playing chips value P113 million earlier than he forcibly entered a lodge room the place he burned and shot himself.
Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23 because of the ongoing conflict between authorities forces and the terrorist Maute group.
The President stated he’ll solely broaden the declaration of martial law nationwide if ISIS-linked teams handle to realize a foothold in Luzon.