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Military says 5-year martial law extension ‘too long’

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TALKING MARTIAL LAW. AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla give updates on Marawi. Malacañang photo

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez may have had other information for suggesting martial law remain in place until 2022, says AFP spokesman Restituto Padilla

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 10, 2017) — Based on Mindanao’s current security situation, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said the 5-year extension of martial law, as suggested by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, may be “too long.” Continue reading Military says 5-year martial law extension ‘too long’

31 BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato – military

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Military spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says all the hostages, including 12 children, are safe

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 22, 2017) — The military said it rescued early evening on Wednesday, June 21, up to 31 residents of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato who were taken hostage by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) that morning day.  Continue reading 31 BIFF hostages rescued in North Cotabato – military

Martial law may continue after Marawi siege – AFP

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MINDANAO TERROR THREATS. AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla gives updates on the situation in Marawi City. Malacañang photo

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says the military is expected to use the full 60-day martial law period to quell threats in other parts of Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 1, 2017) — The imposition of martial law in Mindanao may continue even after government troops take full control of Marawi City ahead of the 60-day period of military rule, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Wednesday, May 31. Continue reading Martial law may continue after Marawi siege – AFP

Who’s who in Duterte’s martial law

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PRESIDENT’S MEN. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a special Cabinet meeting in Davao City on May 25, 2017. Malacañang photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is administrator of martial law, reporting directly to the President. He will have ‘several advisers for the areas of Mindanao.’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 28, 2017) — On the 4th day of martial law over the entire Mindanao island region, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced the key people in charge of implementing it. Continue reading Who’s who in Duterte’s martial law

Martial law fears? ‘They’re living in the past,’ says AFP

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MILITARY ACTION. An armored personnel carrier and military truck move with civilians’ vehicles as residents flee Marawi City on May 25, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

The military insists today’s martial law has a different context

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 28, 2017) — Days after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sought to downplay fears of state abuse. Continue reading Martial law fears? ‘They’re living in the past,’ says AFP