Philippine island under lockdown as army battles militants

Posted May 26, 2017 11:36 am by Editor

Philippine island under lockdown as army battles militants

(Vatican Radio) “There’s a great sense of tension” on the Philippine island of Mindanao, according to Seán Patrick Lovett, the head of Vatican Radio’s English Section. In a telephone interview from Davao City, Lovett describes the situation in Mindanao under martial law: “We are under a state of martial law. Martial law means that there is a curfew… the mayor of Davao has put out a warning to foreigners not to go outside, because of fear and abductions and kidnappings; there are military checkpoints at different places around the city.” The city, he said, “is literally in lock down.”

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