SWS: Majority of Filipinos support martial law in Mindanao

Lorenzana assures security establishments adhere to rule of law

Lorenzana assures security establishments adhere to rule of law

The Supreme Court might have appreciated the fact that these so called terrorists comprising armed fanatics from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf were not out only cause widespread death and destruction in the city of Marawi but are, for all their planning and forward thinking, actually intending to make that city their permanent base of operations and converting it into a Wilayat or province under the ISIS caliphate.

"We can not deny the slowdown, especially in the tourism industry, when martial law was declared in Mindanao", he said.

Duterte said he made a decision to impose martial law after both the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police told him that "the situation was critical" in Marawi City following the rampage of Islamic State-allied gunmen.

Sixty-four percent of respondents from Mindanao backed the declaration, followed by Metro Manila (58 percent), Visayas (57 percent), and the rest of Luzon (53 percent).

The senators will have a briefing with the security sector to discuss whether an extension of martial rule in Mindanao is needed to quell Maute terrorists in Marawi City.

Middle to upper class respondents were the most supportive of martial law with 70 percent of respondents in class ABC saying they agreed with it, followed by class E at 58 percent, and class D at 56 percent.

Expanding martial law in Luzon was also opposed by a high percentage of survey respondents with 67 percent; a high number of respondents from NCR, or 79 percent said no; 76 percent in Luzon Balance, as well as Visayas respondents, also opposed its expansion to Luzon; while 40 percent of Mindanao respondents agreed. "The idea that we need to extend martial law should come from him, not from anyone else", he said.

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Sixty-three percent of respondents in the Visayas disagreed while 23 percent agreed while 13 percent were undecided.

"If the scope of martial law is to be expanded, I think another proclamation is needed for it", he said.

Task Force Davao personnel man security check-points in Davao City after President Duterte's martial law declaration.

"Martial law sends out a different connotation to other countries". The results showed that at least six out of ten Filipinos disagree with expanding martial law's coverage beyond Mindanao.

This was in response to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to push for the extension of martial rule in Mindanao until 2022.

"Unli-martial law, unli-rights abuses", Palabay said.

While stressing that they will follow whatever path laid by the government in its Martial Law declaration in Mindanao, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured the public that every action undertaken in the name of the latter will be done under the rule of law and respect for human rights.

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