Army chief withdraws Sulu-wide martial law recommendation

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MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana on Sunday withdrew his recommendation to declare martial law in Sulu and pointed out that there could be better options to end terrorist attacks.


“I drop my recommendation for ML declaration over Sulu despite the turmoil as there might be other better options,” the top army official said in a statement to reporters.


“Besides, I always give due respect to the wisdom of our national leadership and the sentiment of the general public but I felt it appropriate to share with you that the military had displayed utmost professionalism and maturity during our ML (martial law…

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