Martial Law until 2022 statement of House Speaker denied by Malacañang

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Last July 9, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was quoted that he will gather support from legislators at the lower House to extend Martial Law until 2022 which is the year President Duterte finishes his term in office.
“If I can convince my colleagues, I will push for an extension until 2022, because two months is too short. Five months or one year or two years is too short,”
Regarding the statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella has made it clear that Malacañang is distancng itself from the remark of the House Speaker as such proposal does not represent the views of the Duterte Administration.


“Speaker Alvarez has clarified that his remarks to extend martial law until 2022 is his personal opinion,”
When asked about the speaker's basis, AFP Spokesperson Brig. General Retituto Padilla Jr. stated that the speaker may have information that the AFP is not aware of.

“Maaaring may impormasyon siya na hindi namin hawak at kami naman ang pinagbabatayan namin is ‘yung mga threats na hinaharap natin ngayon,”
 According to Padilla, there has been no mention as to how long the Martial Law will be. The Martial Law in Mindanao will turn on its 60th day on July 22. From there, the AFP and the Duterte administration hopefully has clearer views already as to how long the Martial Law will be or if it should be lifted already.

“It’s (the assessment) already being done and in a few days, it will be submitted to the Secretary (National Defense) for his consideration because he is the administrator of martial law. And that recommendation will make its way up to the Commander-in-Chief who will be provided an advance copy,”
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