Officials Say Martial Law to have Minimal Disruption to the Economy

Economic authorities do not expect any major disruption to the economy due to the declaration of martial law in Mindanao as the region contributes less than 20% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Budget secretary Benjamin Diokno even said that it might actually help attract more investors if it would bring about peace and stability in the region. He added that there are safeguards in place to ensure that…

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