Duterte seeks martial law ex­ten­sion in south­ern Philip­pines

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page - FRAN­COIS MORI/AP

MANILA, Philip­pines – Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has asked Congress to ex­tend martial law in the coun­try’s south by an­other year amid con­tin­u­ing con­cerns over pos­si­ble mil­i­tant at­tacks.

Pres­i­den­tial spokesman Sal­vador Panelo said Fri­day that end­ing martial law could un­der­mine progress by gov­ern­ment forces in quelling in­sur­gents.

Work­ers carry a panel to pro­tect shop win­dows Fri­day in Paris as the city pre­pares for week­end protests.

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