Duterte Backs Arrests Sans Judicial-Issued Warrants in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers in Mindanao that the military could detain anyone and barge into any home  in regions under martial law, explaining that all they need is an arrest, search, and seizure order (ASSO), a relic from the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos issued by the armed forces commander. ASSO itself ceased to exist even during Marcos’ presidency, which the dictator then renamed twice though they…

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