Martial law not the long-term solution to Marawi crisis: Aquino

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Posted at Jun 08 2017 10:00 AM

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MANILA - Senator Bam Aquino believes martial law is only a short-term solution to the crisis in Marawi City, which has forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

Aquino said the long-term solution to the conflict is socio-economic development, given that Lanao del Sur, where Marawi is located, is one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines.

The senator said martial law should be lifted as soon as the fighting on the ground stops so the government can focus on the rehabilitation and development of the war-torn city. ANC Early Edition, Thursday, June 8, 2017