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Arroyo backs Duterte on martial law, urges him to ignore peanut gallery

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Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has thrown support for President Duterte and his martial law declaration in Mindanao.

“I support martial law in Mindanao,” Arroyo said in a media interview.

“I’ll support what the President does because I’ve been president and I believe that he does not need a peanut gallery to tell him what to do,” she added.

Arroyo issued the remarks after Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed that an extension of martial law was an option being studied by the government following the deadly blast in Sultan Kudarat.

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