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Pag di na kaya ng militar: Duterte will allow civilians to arm themselves under martial law

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‎President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to allow civilians to arm themselves under martial law if the situation in Marawi City goes “out of hand.”

In a speech upon arrival from Russia, Duterte said: “If the things goes out of hand, actually there is a severe fighting, I will allow the Mindanaoans, Moros, and Christians alike, if you are in a possession of a gun licensed by government and in order to give you security and protect your family, you can bring it out.”

“Just show your ID or your license, specially your license. I said, pagka nagpatayan pati civilian, I will allow the civilians to carry their guns outside of their residence,” he added.

Duterte cut short his visit to Russia President Vladimir Putin to return to the Philippines and oversee the imposition of martial law in Mindanao following the Maute group’s siege on Marawi City.

“Anyone holding a gun. I will issue the necessary orders in providing for the civilians to carry their guns, but not now,” said Duterte.