Philippine President Ready to Declare Martial Law If Situation Deteriorates

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during the Meeting with Local Leaders and the Community at the Rizal Park in San Pedro Street, Davao City on Wednesday (March 06, 2013). The Liberal Party (LP) was founded on January 19, 1946 by Manuel Roxas, the first President of the Third Philippine Republic. (Photo by: Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau).




Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would declare martial law in case the internal situation deteriorates.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would declare martial law if the situation in the country becomes “virulent.”

“If I want to and it will deteriorate into something really, really virulent, I will declare martial law,” Duterte told members of the chamber of commerce in the southern city of Davao on Saturday evening.

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