Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Martial law survey results should be clear message to Duterte–Lagman

Take a clue, President Rodrigo Duterte.

Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman said that the recent Pulse Asia survey showing Filipinos’ majority disapproval of martial law should be taken as a clear message by the Chief Executive.

“The 74 percent of Filipinos who disagree with the implementation of martial law in solving pressing national problems is a categorical signal to the Duterte administration not to consider resort to a martial law regime,” Lagman said in statement.

“The 7 in 10 Filipinos rejecting martial law is a consistent average across age groups, gender, economic status and regional settings,” noted the politiko, who belongs to the opposition faction in the House of Representatives (HOR).

Lagman added: “The people have spoken. President Duterte and his men must stop talking about tinkering with the revival of martial law.”

While Duterte has repeatedly said that he won’t impose martial law a la former president Ferdinand Marcos, his administration has been described by some as approving of the vestiges of martial law.

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