From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Dec 18): SHOW OF TRUST | Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao
NSFA, Panacan, Davao City (DWDD) – Lt. General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr., the Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) and concurrently the Martial Law Chief Implementor in Eastern Mindanao, acknowledge the grant of the extension of Martial Law (ML) – as requested by the President – as a show of trust and confidence not only by the Congress but also the different Local Government Units supporting it.
“We acknowledge that the people, through their representatives, continuously put their trust with the AFP particularly EMC when they granted the extension of Martial Law,” LtGen. Madrigal Jr. said.
“In return, with the existing mechanism established with other government agencies and multi-sectoral group, we would like to assure the public that EMC will faithfully perform its mandate to protect the people and the communities in Eastern Mindanao, and thwart any group from conducting acts of terrorism while preventing the spillover of violence and radicalism in the region. Our implementation will always be ruled by the principles of necessity, proportionality, rule of law and respect of human rights” he added.EMC PIO / MCAG