Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said that there is no need for President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial law.
AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said at a press briefing that the AFP are able to operate and catch all the people who have been committing violence.
“Currently, we are able to accomplish our mission without the complexity of needing to have any kind of special rule applied,” Padilla said.
Last Sunday, Duterte stated that no one could stop him from declaring martial law if the drug threat has turned “something really very virulent.”
Duterte emphasized that he will declare it not because of invasion or insurrection but to preserve the nation.
On the other hand, Padilla said that if the president declares martial law, the AFP will support it. (LMC/MF)