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Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

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CHECKPOINT. Residents of Marawi City flee the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte made good on a year’s worth of pronouncements when on Tuesday, May 23, he used his constitutional power as commander in chief and declared martial law in the entire island of Mindanao. Continue reading Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao