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Philippine Officials Consider Extending Martial Law in Mindanao

The Philippine government imposed martial law on its giant southern island of Mindanao in early 2017 to help fight a war against Muslim rebels who had seized the center of the lakeside university town Marawi. Two years after the war ended, martial law remains and officials are talking about an extension into 2020.

Martial law is not new to the Philippines. Former President Ferdinand Marco ruled as dictator under martial law from 1972 until 1981.

But this time some people in Mindanao are pushing back. Martial law, they argue, keeps the island safer. But it may also keep business away.

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