UPDATE: DUTERTE DECLARES MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO – ABELLA

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President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Bong Go, as he declared martial law in Mindanao amidst attacks perpetrated by the Isis-backed Maute Group. PHOTO FROM PIA

President Rodrigo Duterte who is in Moscow, has declared martial law in Mindanao.

The declaration was triggered by clashes between the military and members of the Maute terror group in Marawi City on Tuesday.

The President’s spokesman, Ernesto Abella, said the martial law declaration is good for 60 days. LCC

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