Malacañang has given an assurance that President Rodrigo Duterte will consider the interests of other vital stakeholders, not only of the military and the police, when he decides whether to extend the imposition of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Marawi and Mindanao and to expand its coverage into other areas in the country.
Whether or not its duration will be extended and area of coverage expanded, the fate of Martial Law in Mindanao is now in the hands of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The assessment of the Armed Forces of the Philippines whether to extend or not the imposition of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao is coming out in a week.
The funds intended for the rehabilitation of Marawi City in central Mindanao from the rubbles of the continuing war is now ready for release.
A partylist lawmaker said the latest mishap of troops who died in a friendly fire in Marawi City on Wednesday noon is proof that government’s air strike operations could also be killing civilians.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines discovered some four to six individuals on Wednesday, July 12 in a place which the troops believed to be an “execution site” used by the Islamic State-linked Maute group in Marawi City.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines discovered several human remains who are believed to be civilians executed by the Islamic State-linked Maute group and the Abu Sayyaf in Marawi City.
An official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said rebuilding the war-torn city of Marawi should also include the city’s cultural and historical structures.
Two government troops were killed while 11 were wounded in Marawi City after a bomb missed its target during an airstrike Wednesday noon.
An official of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Crisis Committee who is directly monitoring the situation of affected residents after the siege in Marawi City is appealing to the national government to extend more help to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced individuals.