DOCUMENTS: Read gov't releases on martial law in Mindanao
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, December 12, formally asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao by one year.
In a letter, Duterte explained that the extension is needed "primarily to ensure total eradication of Daesh-inspired Da'awatul Islamiyah Waliyatul Masriq (DIWM), other like-minded Local/Foreign Terrorist Groups (L/FTGs) and Armed Lawless Groups (ALGs), and the communist terrorists (CTs) and their coddlers, supporters, and financiers."
Rappler compiles all documents relating to President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao.
This page will be updated every time the government releases a new document. The most recent document appears first. Scroll down this page to see older files.
Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23 from Moscow, Russia after being told of clashes between terrorists and government troops in Marawi City.
In this page are: Duterte's latest letter to Congress requesting the extension, his July 2017 letter requesting for martial law extension, Arrest Order No. 2, Arrest Order No. 1, General Order No. 1, President Duterte's report to Congress, Proclamation No. 216.
The documents may be downloaded by clicking the downward-pointing arrow on the lower right of each document window.
Below are the documents:
President Rodrigo Duterte's latest letter to Congress on martial law extension by one year
Duterte's July 18, 2017 letter to Congress on martial law extension
Arrest Order No. 2
Arrest Order No. 1
General Order No. 1
President Duterte's report to Congress
Proclamation No. 216