Martial Law in Mindanao

ASSERTIVE

ASSERTIVE

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May 29, 2017

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)

On Marawi and Martial Law

On Marawi and Martial Law

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May 28, 2017

A Martial Law limited in scope, enforced with discipline and restraint, with respect for the Constitution and the inviolability of human rights, can solve specific problems. An unrestrained Martial Law, one that keeps its decisions and movements quiet and secret from its citizens, unconcerned with human dignity, will only compound the problem it seeks to solve.

DISPLACED FAMILIES

DISPLACED FAMILIES

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May 28, 2017

As the fighting continues in Marawi City, thousands of evacuees are now staying temporarily in nearby towns and in Iligan City in Lanao del Norte. Photo shows some evacuees who are being provided with supplies by a team from the ARMM-HEART in Barangay Tomas Cabili in Iligan City on Saturday, May 27. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)

STREET FIGHT

STREET FIGHT

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May 28, 2017

Fighting continue to erupt in abandoned streets in Marawi City, such as shown in this photo where members of the mobile force of the Philippine National Police in the area are engaging the snipers from the side of the Maute group on Saturday, May 27. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)

ON FIRE

ON FIRE

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May 27, 2017

Black smoke billowed from the area of Sarimanok in Marawi City on Saturday morning, May 27 as attack helicopters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines pounded the area where members of Maute group are believed to be holding their position.(Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com)

PURSUE WHAT LEADS TO PEACE

PURSUE WHAT LEADS TO PEACE

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May 27, 2017

In the strongest terms we condemn terrorism in its various forms. It is an ideology that is totally against the tenets of any religion of peace. Especially so when terrorism is perpetrated while our Muslim brothers and sisters are preparing for the holy month of Ramadhan. Terrorism distorts and falsifies the true meaning of any religion. It destroys harmonious relationships among peoples of different faiths. It creates a world of suspicion and prejudice, of hatred and hostility.