Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has backed President Duterte’s name to Congress to increase martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in the complete Mindanao as much as the top of this 12 months.
“He got hold (of) his info from us (Department of National Defense), the police, from people in Mindanao, when he made this decision,” Lorenzana stated, rising from the closed-door briefing on the implementation of Proclamation 216, the declaration of martial law, with the senators Wednesday.
Lorenzana, nonetheless, refused to reveal particulars whether or not they recommended a 60-day extension or 5 months sought by the President from Congress.
“So it doesn’t matter what our recommendation was…hindi ko na lang sasabihin,” he stated.
What the DND chief emphasised that the President arrived at such a choice, to increase martial law till Dec. 31, 2017 after “he (Duterte) inputted our recommendation with those (coming) from the police and other agencies.”