Speaker Alvarez in Favor of Martial Law Extension Until 2022

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he is in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao until the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in 2022. He said that this is the only way for the government to completely wipe out all threats of terrorism and insurgency. Congressional approval is required if Duterte wants to extend martial law beyond 60 days. Police authorities already said that they would recommend an extension…

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