Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones called on the families affected by the conflict in Marawi City to allow their children to go to the nearest school.
Lumad leaders expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s failed promises to protect their communities from dislocation as a result of military operations, moreso, with the imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao.
The government peace panel lauded the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in its commitment to fight against terrorist groups in the country.
As the main body to implement martial law in this part of Mindanao, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said it has activated a Multi-Sectoral Advisory Group to ensure accountability and transparency.
A respite in fighting negotiated by the peace implementing panels of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front paved the way for the rescue of more than a hundred civilians trapped in the fighting in Marawi City, Sunday.
The Davao City Investment and Promotion Center (DCIPC) Chief, Lemuel Ortonio, said in a press conference on Thursday, June 1, that there are 30 guidelines for business to remember during Martial Law. These were collectively developed by the city government and the business sectors during a consultation with business sectors through the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. and the City Government of Davao, and subsequently released through the City Information Office (CIO) on Friday, June 2.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Maute group had planned their siege in Marawi very well, saying that the terrorists chose the commercial heart of the city in order to sustain themselves from the goods ransacked from the establishments in the area.
An analyst said the attack in Marawi City is a form of a proxy war that the US is staging against President Rodrigo Duterte, whose pivot now leans towards what he called “a Eurasian alliance with China and Russia.”
Children, considered as the most vulnerable, experience uneasiness and distress inside the evacuation centers. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com photo)
The imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao is taking a heavy toll on small businesses operators in this city.