As the fighting continues in Marawi City, thousands of evacuees are now staying temporarily in nearby towns and in Iligan City in Lanao del Norte. Photo shows some evacuees who are being provided with supplies by a team from the ARMM-HEART in Barangay Tomas Cabili in Iligan City on Saturday, May 27. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)
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Fighting continue to erupt in abandoned streets in Marawi City, such as shown in this photo where members of the mobile force of the Philippine National Police in the area are engaging the snipers from the side of the Maute group on Saturday, May 27. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)
Black smoke billowed from the area of Sarimanok in Marawi City on Saturday morning, May 27 as attack helicopters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines pounded the area where members of Maute group are believed to be holding their position.(Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)
The Philippine National Police in Davao region (PRO-11) said the right to form a public assembly such as protests or rallies against the government will be curtailed with the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its top leaders said they are not in the position to question the factual basis of the declaration of martial law to contain the incident in Marawi City and prevent its escalation to other parts of Mindanao.
Peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas said declaring martial law in Mindanao, the second biggest island and the home to one-fourth of the country’s population will only put innocent civilians at risk of state perpetrated human rights violations.
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said it is supporting the declaration of martial law as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Public-Private Partnership Center announced the termination of the procurement for PPP projects for the development, operations and maintenance of five airports in the country.
President Rodrigo Duterte left for Russia on Monday afternoon, May 22 for a four-day state visit in said country.
Research group IBON, in a recent statement, welcomed the recent move by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in rejecting the official development aid from the European Union.