The Armed Forces of the Philippines is mum on the conditions it has set to suggest the extension of the declaration of martial law to President Rodrigo Duterte.
AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla solely stated Wednesday (July 5) that the evaluation on the doable extension of martial law might be made in “about a week and a half or two.”
“I would not like to cross the bridge until I get there. But we have set conditions that would specifically mention or act as the standards whether martial law should be extended or not,” he stated at a press briefing in Malacanang when requested in regards to the necessity for extending martial law.
Pressed to elaborate on the conditions set by the AFP, Padilla demurred.
“Let’s give our operational guys the opportunity to do their homework first. Because that was very specific in some of the publications that I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment,” he stated.
Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23 as a result of combating between authorities forces and the Maute group in Marawi City.
The declaration of martial law will finish on July 22– or 60 days from its proclamation– until it’s prolonged by Congress.
Duterte has stated he’ll solely hearken to the advice of the police and army as to when the declaration of martial law must be lifted.