10 months Martial law suppresses violent attacks in Mindanao — Enrile MB
By Mario Casayuran Former Senate President and Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile warned that there would be an increased danger of violent attacks if martial law were not instituted in Mindanao. Enrile issued the statement after grenades were thrown at a mosque in Zamboanga City Wednesday, three days after the improvised explosive device (IED) bombing at the Jolo Cathedral last Sunday that claimed 22 lives. Former senator Juan Ponce Enrile (Credits: Wikimedia Commons | Manila Bulletin) “There would be more violence if there is no martial law in Mindanao. That is the deterrent and the restraining power,” he said. The ... more