The hotel sector here took the brunt of negative impression in the first 30 days of Martial law in Mindanao, a study revealed.
Maranaw leaders have urged the government to reopen two access roads connecting Marawi to other areas in Lanao del Sur for easy transport of basic commodities into the towns surrounding the besieged city.
Labor leaders from various places in the country expressed fear and concern over more cases of suppression of their rights as lawmakers on Saturday voted 461 to 18 the extension of the imposition of Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.
The Congress has spoken and it granted the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao to December 31 this year.
For Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, the decision reached by the members of Congress on Saturday, July 22 was a vote against the interest of the people of Marawi.
The military on Friday has urged troops assigned in checkpoints and mobile patrols to afford the civilians with courtesy following several reports of individuals complaining of rude soldiers.
The remains of 28 persons recovered in the battle zone of Marawi City will be buried in the city on Monday, the day President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his second State of the Nation Address.
Representatives from various Indigenous Peoples and Moro organizations are here in the country’s capital to lobby their call for the stop of all-out war in Mindanao, especially in far-flung areas.
In fact, the enforcement of the military rule in the entire island of Mindanao has even encouraged importers to ship their goods here, said Alvin Enciso, chief of BOC-10’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS).
After the Marawi crisis, the government forces would shift the offensives against the New People’s Army.