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Non-extension of martial law in Mindanao ‘a sense of relief,’ says Nograles

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles has welcomed the recommendation of Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzano not to further extend the declaration of martial law in Mindanao after 2019.

Nograles said he was relieved after hearing Lorenzana’s recommendation to lift the martial rule in the south.

“It is with a sense of relief that we welcome the recommendation of the Secretary of National Defense for the non-extension of Martial Law in Mindanao,” said Nograles.

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines have done their very best to stabilize the region,” he added.

Nogrlaes said he hopes that negative travel advisories will be lifted and a tourism boom will follow suit throughout the region.

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