Ozamiz archbishop supports martial law extension

A Catholic prelate expressed support for the possible extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.

“I am for the extension of martial law provided the Constitution of our land is its basis,” Ozamiz Archbishop Martin Jumoad said.

Jumoad lauded personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) who are overseeing peace and order in the region.

“I am happy with our soldiers and policemen in the detachments. They are very respectful and courteous,” Archbishop Jumoad said.

“Well-disciplined and ready to implement the Rule of Law, our people need to be disciplined,” Archbishop Jumoad said.

Jumoad admitted that the authorities are doing their best in safeguarding the people but they are not perfect.

“There are always lapses and we are just human beings,” Archbishop Jumoad said.

On Aug. 30, 2018, House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said she is ready to support President Rodrigo Duterte if he decides to extend martial law in Mindanao.

On Aug. 28, 2018, three people died when an improvised bomb exploded near a grocery store in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat as the founding anniversary of the town was being celebrated. Authorities are investigating the incident.

Last year, lawmakers extended martial rule in Mindanao until the end of 2018.

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  1. Why ALL of Mindinao? Is martial law needed in Davao? Surigao? Camiguin? It’s too broad and too long. It should be more focused. Martial law cannot continue forever. It is best to return to normal governance as soon as possible and then use the momentum to clean up normal governance. If we wait too long, or impose martial law too broadly, we encourage laziness that will only hurt in the long run. Instead of putting effort into martial law across ALL of Mindinao, that time and effort should be put into lasting, real changes that will continue long after normal governance returns. Martial law is temporary, passing, flimsy.

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