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Governors’ league back extension of martial law

THE League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) yesterday reiterated its support for President Duterte’s declaration of martial law and its extension in Mindanao.

“As local chief executives, we are firm in our resolve to support and ensure the success of the proactive action being taken by the Duterte administration to totally and completely address the ‘forces within’ Mindanao,” reads a governors’ group statement released yesterday.

The League said there was an “urgent need” for the extension to allow government forces to continue with their operation, unhampered by deadlines and to focus more on the liberation of Marawi and its rehabilitation and rebuilding.

Duterte earlier asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017 due to terrorists in Mindanao. (pna)

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