Outgoing President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday that he is considering putting the entire province of Sulo in Martial Law to go after the terrorist bandit group Abu Sayaff.
Aquino plan about it three weeks ago, but opted not to pursue the ideas as it may prove to earn the public sympathy in the region.
He added that a substantial number of military personnel are needed to implement Martial Law particularly. According to him, the measure might lead to negative impact and added sympathy for the enemies.
The plan to put the province of Sulu under martial law came after the deadline set by the bandit group is nearing.
Canadian Robert Hall was beheaded last Monday after it failed to pay for the P300-Million ransom money demanded by the terrorist.
The Hall’s severed head was later dumped near the Jolo Cathedral.
Aquino is in Jolo, Sulu right now to precede a top level conference with Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento as well as with the state security forces.
He arrived around 10:50 a.m. and proceeded to Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Busbus, Jolo to meet with the military ground commanders.
For security reasons, the unscheduled visit was not announced to the media.