Senators to meet with gov’t security officials on possible martial law extension

Senators are planning to meet with officials of the Department of National Defense over the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao following the bombing in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat that killed 3 people and wounded 36 others.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said military officials should update lawmakers on the current situation in Mindanao under martial law.

“Yung military mag-briefing po sila what is happening, what have they done and how come in spite of martial law being still imposed in Mindanao such explosion in Sultan Kudarat still happened,” he said.

However, opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan sees no need for an extension since the existing military rule in the region failed to stop the recent attack.

“While the bombing is deplorable and the perpetrators should be apprehended and brought to justice I do not see the need for a martial law extension,” Pangilinan said.

He also said in a statement that what is needed is a no-nonsense police work to put the perpetrators behind bars. — Nel Maribojoc

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