Senator Risa Hontiveros during an interview with “UNTV’s GET IT STRAIGHT WITH DANIEL RAZON” questioned the choice of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial regulation in the entire island of Mindanao to exterminate the Maute Terrorist Group.
She stated that what the Duterte administration did to destroy the Maute Terrorist group is thought of an ‘overkill’ as a result of the President have extra choices to resolve the issue in Marawi City as a substitute of declaring martial regulation instantly in the entire island of Mindanao.
The senator additionally stated that the Marawi Siege can’t be thought of as ‘rebellion’ or ‘invasion’ as a result of the folks of Marawi didn’t supported the armed rebels.
During the interview, Hontiveros defined the that means of rebellion and invasion which might be the grounds of declaring martial regulation.
“Ang Rebellion ay may isang section ng local government o populasyon ng Pilipinas na titiwalag sa pambansang gobyerno sasabihin halimbawa ng Marawi City government at mga Marawi citizens na ayaw na namin sa republika at kami ay hihiwalay na, that is not the case eh” Hontiveros stated.
Razon requested the woman senator if the occasions in Marawi can’t be thought of as rebellion even the members of Maute Terrorist group already raised the flag of Islamic State within the southern metropolis.
“Strictly speaking, hindi yan rebellion ng Marawi, infact kapag tinanong mo yung ibang mamamayan sa Marawi ayaw nila sa Maute hindi sila yung nag re-rebel against the national government,” Senator Hontiveros instructed Razon.
the woman senator additionally stated that the crisis in Marawi can’t be thought of as ‘invasion’ as a result of the incident within the southern metropolis is not the identical of what occurred in Zamboanga City the place armed rebels tried to occupy the place to determine a brand new authorities.
When Razon requested Hontiveros in regards to the definition of invasion, she answered “Yun yung armadong pwersa na mula sa labas ay papasok sa isang lugar na might intensyong sakupin siya o kontrolin siya