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Mindanao Military Official Rejects Idea Of Imposing Martial Law

MINDANAO MILITARY OFFICIAL – Western Mindanao Command Chief Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr. rejected the calls to impose a martial in Sulu.

Recently, Sulu was attacked with an IED, causing the death of at least 4 civilians. Additionally, there was a previous attack in Sulu totaling the number of deaths to at least 15 people.

Because of this, the Philippine National Police said they would support the AFP in imposing a martial law following the twin blasts. The PNP explained that imposing martial law would provide “flexibility in maintaining law and order in the province”

Mindanao Military Official Rejects Calls For Martial Law In Sulu
Image from: ABS-CBN

Based on an article from Newsfeed, PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said:

There will be a significant difference of course because we would be able to implement stricter peace and order measures and this is not just about quarantine measures but more on security and we would need of course the cooperation of the civilian authorities

However, Vinluan asserted that given the participation of local officials down to the bargangay along with civilians, there would no longer be a need to place Sulu under martial law. He added that preventing and countering terrorism was a shared responsibility.

Likewise, Abdusakur Tan and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also rejected the military’s and police leaders’ request for martial law in Sulu. Furthermore, according to an article from ABS-CBN, Lorenzana asserted that “there will be no martial law”.

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