The Philippines will lift martial law imposed in the southern province of Maguindanao on Saturday night, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said.
Martial law was imposed on Dec. 4 after a massacre in which 57 people were killed.
Eduardo said the decision was taken after a cabinet recommendation. He said the martial law regulations would cease to be in force at 9 p.m. (1300 GMT), but about 4,000 soldiers would remain in the province to maintain law and order.
A state of emergency remains in force in Maguindanao.