January 22, 2020 at 08:10 pm
Nash B. Maulana
Marawi City—Lanao del Sur peace officials have resolved to continue to enforce a state of emergency proclamation by Malacañang, after the second extension of martial law expired last December.
Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Bombit Adiong Jr. lauded the Provincial Peace and Order Council’s move, tasking the security sector to continue enforcing a four-year state of emergency declared for the province by the Chief Executive.
In an urgent meeting, the PPOC of Lanao del Sur passed a resolution, seeking continued enforcement of the State of Emergency under Proclamation 55, issued by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016.
The resolution was passed on Dec. 27, 2019, but was made public on January 19.
The urgent PPOC meeting was presided over by Board Member Zorab Mangotara, attended by mayors or their representatives, other members of the Provincial Board, the security sector, the local police and the military units, the Department of Justice, other line agencies, provincial heads of offices, traditional and religious leaders, and representatives of civil society and non-government organizations.
Another resolution passed by the PPOC sought to invite the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to nominate its representative into the peace council.