Defense Chief Admits Martial Law Not Needed to Contain Marawi Incident

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted in a meeting with senators that he did not recommend the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, adding that he believes the military cold have handled the problem with the Maute Group even without President Rodrigo Duterte’ s declaration. Lorenzana and military authorities earlier said that the situation was under control, which begged the question as to why the president…

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