Scores of police officers in full combat gear patrol along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on the first day of Martial Law in Mindanao on Wednesday, May 24. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte floated on Wednesday the idea of imposing Martial law across the country to keep the law and order and thwart any further terroristic activity.
The city government of Tagum has beefed up its security plan by installing more checkpoints on the city’s major entry points as the entire Mindanao is now under Martial Law.
We need to reframe the Mindanao situation, rather than revive the inaccurate narratives and brutal formula of old.
President Rodrigo Duterte said the Martial Law he declared in Mindanao Tuesday night may be similar to what former President Ferdinand Marcos enforced in 1972.
Task Force Davao Commander Col. Erwin Bernard Neri said the military will be “in control” once the president officially releases the official guidelines regarding the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Following her father’s decision to declare Martial Law in Mindanao, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio advised residents to stay indoors, as much as possible, and expect tighter security measures. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
With the declaration of Martial Law in the island of Mindanao, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio advised Dabawenyos to remain indoors as much as possible as the entire city is on lockdown amid security threats.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to fly in from Moscow, Russia sooner than expected as he placed the whole island of Mindanao under Martial Law following clashes between government troops and suspected local terrorist group in Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23. Duterte is in Russia for a four-day state visit.