Ejercito, Sotto back martial law extension, but…

Some senators are supportive of the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s recommendation to President Duterte that martial law in Mindanao be extended.   Senator JV Ejercito said he will support martial law, for as long as there are no human rights violations or atrocities committed by the government forces.   But Ejercito said he would still insist that the security officials give the Senate a briefing on the situation in the war-torn Marawi City before they arrive on a decision whether to extend martial law or not.   "I would insist that the Senate be given a security briefing by DND (Department of National Defense) and AFP (Armed Forces of the Philipp...

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