From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On Speaker Alvarez’ remarks to extend martial law in Mindanao until 2022

Speaker Alvarez has clarified that his remarks to extend martial law until 2022 is his personal opinion.

Extending martial law is the decision of the President which PRRD said would rest on the assessment and the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other stakeholders of the Marawi situation.