The President recently revealed terror threats posed by the international terrorist network ISIS in several parts of Mindanao. Prior to this, Bongbong Marcos already said in an interview that there were signs that the notorious global group has already set a foothold in Mindanao. This is the reason why the extension of Martial Law is crucial.
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[VIDEO]: Former Senator Bongbong Marcos gives his opinion about Pres. Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
In a meeting with lawmakers, the President informed them of new and “serious” plots to sow terror in the southern Philippines, Senator Franklin Drilon briefed reporters about this. The military needs around 20,000 more soldiers, Drilon said. This was also the figure that Du30 mentioned after his second State of the Nation Address where he vowed to strengthen the Armed Forces.
“He informed us of that there’s a renewed threat because the secretary of national defense Delfin Lorenzana requested for additional manpower. Therefore, that would require budgetary allocation,” said Drilon. In the proposed budget for 2018, the Department of National Defense sees an increase by 5.5 percent to P145 billion.
End-year Martial Law
The Senate and House of Representatives grant the President’s request to extend martial law until December 31, 2017. Detractors once again debate on this but Bongbong Marcos said earlier that the extension of Martial Law is not the problem. Since there are indications that the international terrorists are gaining a foothold in Mindanao particularly in Marawi, this is not an easy problem to solve. This has escalated into a global scale.
Once again, Bongbong Marcos displays his brilliance in analyzing situations that pertain to national security. He is indeed his father’s son. He might be officially jobless now but the brain still works. All for the good of the country in support to the President.