President Rodrigo Duterte will get the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ assessment on the implementation of martial law before Proclamation No. 216 expires on July 22, an official mentioned Friday (July 7).
AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla mentioned the navy might submit its report to Duterte as early as subsequent week.
“Tungkol sa rekomendasyin kung papalawigin ba o irerekumenda na ihinto na ang pagpapatupad ng martial law, hindi pa tapos ang assessment. Kinakailangan may batayan ito bago isulong yung rekomendasyin na iyon sa ating commander-in-chief,” Padilla advised reporters in Malacañang.
“Iyong pag-assess na ito ay kasalukuyan pa lang ginagawa,” he added.
Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23 due to the combating between authorities forces and the ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City.
Under the Constitution, the declaration of martial law is simply good for 60 days except it’s prolonged by Congress.
The Supreme Court, voting 11-Three-1, has upheld the constitutionality of martial law.