MILITANT groups opposed the idea of Martial Law in Mindanao as President Rodrigo Duterte threatened local government executives with, if ever they refuse to help the National Government crackdown on terrorist and rebel activities.

Representatives of Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region, Bayan-Southern Mindanao Region, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, Pasaka Confederation of Lumad organization bared this on Friday, March 10, during a press conference at Freedom Park.

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KMU Southern Mindanao Region's Pedro Arnado said the farmers are worried by the possible declaration of Martial Law as it caused trouble to farmers during the Marcos dictatorship.

"We want to clarify that we condemn the pronouncement of the President of about Martial Law because the President is adding more communities that will [be] affected by the bombs, this pronouncement may cause the end of the agrarian revolution)," he said.

Their group wishes for the resumption of peace talks.

Pasaka secretary-general Jong Monzon said that they also condemn the pronouncement and has been concerned with the collateral damage which the President said "sorry" to in advance for an all-out war that will soon be waged against the rebels.

Monzon said that human rights violations existed that can be traced back from Aquino administration. Monzon called for genuine land reforms and the stoppage of the recruitment of lumads to join the paramilitary.

He said that militant groups are still not safe from trump up charges.

"We are pushing for the continued talks," Sheena Duazo of Bayan said.

Exodus Justice for Peace Rev. Jurie Jayme, in a statement, said that that president should heed the voices of Mindanao people who have experienced what military operations in all-out wars and Martial Law have reaped.