News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the extension of martial law in Mindanao

The Office of the President has received the recommendation of the Department of National Defense, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police regarding the extension of martial law in Mindanao.

The President is studying the recommendations and he is assessing the need for further extending martial law in Mindanao. PRRD’s paramount concern is the security of our people especially the Mindanaoans in the face of threats and the use of available means under the law to fight them.