The authorities’s combat towards terrorism seems to be removed from over even when the army is near defeating the Maute group in Marawi City.
President Rodrigo Duterte shared to lawmakers that terrorists have made new plans involving Mindanao throughout their assembly in Malacañang Tuesday (August 1).
“Meron discovered new plans of terrorist in other areas in mindanao. He (Duterte) wants us posted on developments,” Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III instructed reporters after the assembly.
Sotto stated the assembly, which lasted round three hours, was additionally attended by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas.
Asked why Drilon was invited to the assembly, Sotto stated the Duterte wished the minority to know the updates and listen to his colleague’s enter as nicely.
Congress prolonged martial legislation in Mindanao till December 31, 2017 to offer the federal government extra time to quell the revolt there.