Whether martial law in Mindanao will stay for one month or for all the time period of President Rodrigo Duterte will rely on how the public will cooperate with the navy operations in Marawi City.
Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Restito Padilla informed a Malacañang briefing that Duterte and the navy have been dedicated to “do this as quick as possible.”
“If we can finish this in one month, then so be it. We end martial law right there and then,” stated Padilla who stated it was nonetheless too early to evaluate whether or not they wound want one other 60 days or all the time period of Duterte to complete the job of restoring order in Marawi City.
Duterte stated that he would solely hearken to the navy’s recommendation on the imposition of martial law in Mindanao.
In the AFP’s view level, Padilla stated solely a “100 percent public cooperation” was the important thing as to if martial law ought to be lifted.
“That is why we keep on calling for public cooperation because, you know, the secret to all this is to have the cooperation of the public,” Padilla stated.
“If the full cooperation of our citizens in the whole of Mindanao is obtained, then we can expedite the process of securing Mindanao on a daily basis. Our call for people to cooperate should be 100 percent. We cannot have a few still errantly doing their ways,” he added.