The relief operations and humanitarian operations in the besieged Marawi City are expected to accelerate after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved to set-up a “peace corridor, an official said on Wednesday.
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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio renewed calls for the New People’s Army to lay down their firearms and stop their offensive operations.
“We call on the remaining terrorists to surrender while there is an opportunity.” This was the statement issued by Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla on Tuesday as he called on the remaining terrorists of the Islamic State-linked Maute group to surrender to the military authorities.
KMU reported that government soldiers belonging to the Army’s 66th Infantry Battalion “forcibly occupied and camped” inside the Shin Sun packing plant on May 26, two days after the imposition of Martial Law. The soldiers had also “barged in the picket line” of striking Shin Sun workers just outside the banana plantation.
Human rights group Karapatan recorded a string of human rights violations perpetrated by the government soldiers days after the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao.
The New People’s Army Operations Command in Davao region said it will further intensify its “revolutionary struggle” amid the Martial Law declaration in the island of Mindanao.
The the National Democratic Front said the imposition of Martial law in Mindanao will have a negative implication in the ongoing peace talks with the government.
The Communist Party of the Philippines warned that human rights abuses will escalate across the country because civil and political rights would be curtailed under the Martial Law imposed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte floated on Wednesday the idea of imposing Martial law across the country to keep the law and order and thwart any further terroristic activity.
The city government of Tagum has beefed up its security plan by installing more checkpoints on the city’s major entry points as the entire Mindanao is now under Martial Law.