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Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law if communist rebels disrupt aid

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edited April 24 in Local and Foreign Issues

Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law if communist rebels disrupt aid

April 23, 2020, 5:41 PM PDT
ASEAN leaders attend a plenary session at a regional summit in Bangkok
ASEAN leaders attend a plenary session at a regional summit in Bangkok

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare martial law if communist rebels disrupted the flow of relief goods for Filipinos impacted by the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and asked his military to be ready.

"I am now warning everybody, I am putting notice to the armed forces and police. I might declare martial law and there will be no turning back," he said at the beginning of the meeting on the extension of coronavirus containment measures, which was screened on television on Friday morning.

Duterte has long been at odds with the New People's Army, worsened by repeated breakdowns in a peace process he launched at the beginning of his presidency.

https://news.yahoo.com/philippines-duterte-threatens-martial-law-004140731.html

What? Martial Law against a ragtag band of rebels?

Or this is so he can confiscate harvest of innocent lowly farmers and shoot them if they refuse then claim they are rebels?

Dangerous use of COVID-19 as an excuse.



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