Jul 9, 2017 @ 17:50

President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to renew martial law after the 60-day interval of implementation would finish on July 22 can be largely depending on how effectively his army and police officers would justify the extension.

“We want to be briefed so that we’ll have a better grasp and understanding of the situation on the ground in Marawi,” mentioned Senator JV Ejercito.

“We will ask for a briefing from the military which is what we also requested for after the initial proclamation and then we take it from there,” Sen. Sonny Angara mentioned.

Sen. Gregorio Honasan, chair of the Senate committee on national protection and security, echoed the necessity for such a briefing saying that any rational and knowledgeable coverage resolution have to be based mostly on full, correct and well timed data.

“It all depends on the most current comprehensive, consolidated report from the martial law administrators, local governments and coordinated agencies on the ground,” he added.

Ejercito and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero mentioned any such request would likely breeze via if security and protection officers can show that the armed battle continues to be subsisting and martial law continues to be wanted to tackle it.

“But since there have been no atrocities or any human rights violations committed since the imposition of martial law, it will be easier to justify the extension if needed,” Ejercito mentioned.

Source: politics.com.ph