President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law, two naval vessels are
now in Davao City to intensify maritime security in Mindanao.
navy vessels BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and its newest asset BRP Davao Del Sur docked
earlier at the Sasa Wharf, in Davao city.
Gilbert Gapay, deputy commander of AFP, says the move is part of the ongoing
hot pursuit operation of the military in maintaining the security in the city
in line with the martial law declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
further stated that the terror
groups Abu Sayaff and Maute group have been using the seas as their maneuver space
that is why our newest naval assets will be a big help in really having
effective sea control and naval presence dominance in our seas.
Philippine Navy continues to conduct maritime patrols in coastal areas to
ensure the security in the area.
spokesperson Lt. James Reyes says that they
are also augmenting their personnel and security forces with the coordination
with their counterparts the PNP and Eastern Mindanao Command.
line with this, the AFP deputy commander assures that there will be no abuse of
power in the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.
“It is really intended
to address this internal conflicts and it is nothing any intended to intake
liberties, civil liberties and basic human rights.” Said Bgen Gilbert Gapay
AFP has also deployed a battalion from the 4th and 10th
infantry division in case there is a need for an augmentation in the Marawi
the Philippine Navy will hold in Davao City for the first time its 119th
anniversary for the commissioning of the BRP Davao Del Sur on May 31. President
Duterte is expected to attend in the said event.