DAYS after suggesting that it would be prudent to place Sulu under martial law following the deadly twin blasts in Jolo on Aug. 24, Philippine Army (PA) commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana on Sunday said he is withdrawing his recommendation as there might be better options.
“I drop my recommendation for martial law declaration over Sulu despite the turmoil as there might be other better options. Besides, I always give due respect to the wisdom of our national leadership and the sentiment of the general public,” Sobejana said in a message to reporters.
The PA commander earlier said it would be best to place Sulu under martial law so that normalcy would return to the province and control the movement of terrorists behind the attack that killed 15 people and wounded 74 others. PNA