Two wives appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, after their husbands were suspected of being rebels and were forcibly taken by members of the Army’s 66th Infantry Battalion.
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Despite police pronouncements banning mass mobilizations during the Martial Law in Mindanao, members of organizations under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Southern Mindanao Region staged a rally along Roxas Avenue condemning the the declaration of Martial Law on Monday, May 29. The groups also marched to Rizal Park for a short program. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Solicitor General Jose Calida says law abiding citizens have nothing to fear of the Martial Law imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao. Behind him are Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and designated spokesperson for the implementation of Martial Law, Brigadier General Resituto Padilla in a press conference in Davao City on Friday, May 26. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Not bombing, but “surgical airstrikes with pinpoint accuracy” was how Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla described their operations against terrorist group Maute in Marawi City.
Traffic enforcers here will still apprehend drivers using cellular phones while on the road because of an existing ordinance signed by then mayor Rodrigo Duterte. This despite the suspension of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, or the Repubic Act 10913 on Tuesday, merely five days after it was implemented.
Moro activist Bai Ali Indayla blames the US and its Central Intelligence Agency for supplying armaments to terrorist groups. Indayla said the Moro people will suffer with the martial law declaration. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Scores of police officers in full combat gear patrol along Roxas Avenue in Davao City on the first day of Martial Law in Mindanao on Wednesday, May 24. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Task Force Davao Commander Col. Erwin Bernard Neri said the military will be “in control” once the president officially releases the official guidelines regarding the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Gabriela Women’s party Representative Arlene Brosas stressed that addressing the roots of the armed conflict must take precedence over the crafting of a bilateral ceasefire agreement.
Following her father’s decision to declare Martial Law in Mindanao, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio advised residents to stay indoors, as much as possible, and expect tighter security measures. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)