Sotto: DND to recommend lifting of Mindanao martial law if Duterte OKs anti-terror bill

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Wednesday that the Senate would pass early next month a bill which aims to strengthen the government's fight against terrorism and criminality. Should President Rodrigo Duterte sign the proposed law, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said "they will recommend lifting of martial law in the entire Mindanao," the senator added. Sotto issued this statement after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte called on Congress and the Department of National Defense (DND) to exempt Davao City from martial law. READ: Sara Duterte asks Congress, DND support to exempt Davao City from martial law "We have a better course of acti...Keep on reading: Sotto: DND to recommend lifting of Mindanao martial law if Duterte OKs anti-terror bill

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