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.
With the expressed support of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to fight against terrorism in Marawi, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced that they welcome any form of assistance.
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)
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio requested for additional troops here in the city, an official said on Monday, May 29.
The answer is not controlling information and threatening the media and the public of censorship, but government’s ensuring that complete and accurate information is accessible to the public.
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.
Human rights group Karapatan recorded a string of human rights violations perpetrated by the government soldiers days after the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao.
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)
The New People’s Army Operations Command in Davao region said it will further intensify its “revolutionary struggle” amid the Martial Law declaration in the island of Mindanao.
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)