Duterte threatens to declare martial law, condemns Reds’ atrocities

By: Krissy Aguilar - Inquirer.net | April 24,2020 - 08:44 AM

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he might declare martial law should lawlessness involving the communist rebels continue.

The President made the warning in a public address aired Friday as he lamented the killing of soldiers by the New People’s Army (NPA).

“Kaya ngayon ‘pag nagpatuloy kayo ng lawlessness niyo, patay dito, patay doon, maybe I will declare martial law because kayong mga NPA ang numero uno,” Duterte said.

“Kinukuha ninyo ang tulong sa tao pati supply pagkain nila. Kaya I am now warning everybody and putting notice on this sa Armed forces and sa pulis. I might declare martial law. And there will be no turning back,” he added.

GSG

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