Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said the Martial Law in Mindanao declared by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday will target “anybody who will disrupt the peace.”
President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a special Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Duterte called for a special Cabinet meeting after declaring a state of Martial Law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 following a terrorist attack in Marawi City. (Presidential Photo)
Soldiers feed doves at the Rizal Park in Davao City on Thursday, May 25 as government forces tighten security measures two days after President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao under Martial Law. The Martial Law will be enforced for 60 days. (Robby Joy D. Salveron/davaotoday.com)
Sowing the Seeds of Peace opposes the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. Martial Law throws out the headways in the peace processes between the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Moro National Liberation Front, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
The the National Democratic Front said the imposition of Martial law in Mindanao will have a negative implication in the ongoing peace talks with the government.
The Communist Party of the Philippines warned that human rights abuses will escalate across the country because civil and political rights would be curtailed under the Martial Law imposed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Department of Education (DepEd) Region XI announced on Thursday that there will be no suspension of class schedules during the school opening amid the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas said declaring martial law in Mindanao, the second biggest island and the home to one-fourth of the country’s population will only put innocent civilians at risk of state perpetrated human rights violations.
PRO XI General Manuel Gaerlan tells Dabawenyos to stay calm hours after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. ( Robby Joy Salveron/davaotoday.com)
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said it is supporting the declaration of martial law as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte.