‘I’ll go for ‘strongest political tools,’ not nationwide martial law’- Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte maintains there will be no nationwide martial law within his term.
Duterte on Sunday said what Filipinos can expect is a strong-arm rule during his remaining years as President. His term ends 2022.
“I will not declare martial law but just like what I’m doing, I will go for the strongest tools – political tools in
my hand,” Duterte said during the birthday celebration of former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.
“Drug problem, it will remain the same, especially if you are a drug lord, I would be happy to kill you. My God, I will be happy to kill you. Just don’t f*** with my country,” he added.
Duterte made these statements as he threatened to arrest Kadamay members, who occupied government housing units meant for police and military personnel.
“If I cannot do miracles for this country, then I will just say that, you know, let us just respect each others’ –,” Duterte said, without finishing his statement.
“Huwag ninyong sobrahan [Do not go overboard]. Try not to constrain me to accomplish something which – ,” Duterte included, again not completing his sentence.
Socialist of the Philippines (CPP) originator Jose Maria Sison, who has more than once claimed that the Duterte
organization has been laying the basis for an across the nation military law, isn’t persuaded. Sison said Monday
Duterte eyes setting the whole nation under military guideline as ahead of schedule as January 2019 to guarantee
that the organization’s wagers will win in the May 2019 midterm surveys.
“From inside the Mafia-like Duterte administering faction, the most recent report is that Duterte himself and his
deepest plot are never going to budge on guaranteeing their stay in power through a presidential decree of military
law across the nation before the May 2019 mid-term races,” Sison said in an announcement.
Then, the Armed Forces are evaluating whether there is a need to expand the military law assertion in Mindanao past December 31.
Duterte set the whole district under military guideline to subdue dangers of insubordination in the midst of
endeavors to restore Marawi City. It the common capital of Lanao del Sur that the fight ground of fear based oppressors and government powers from May to October a year ago. In excess of a thousand slaughtered, for the most part psychological oppressors.