Category Archives: human rights abuses

Marawi biz leader agrees to martial law extension but urges gov’t to address looting, human rights abuses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Dec) – Metro Marawi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MMCCI) vice president Solaiman L. Matonding agreed to extend martial law in Mindanao to one year for maintaining security but the government must make sure to address rampant looting by the military, this being “the untold story of the Marawi siege.” […]

Accounting of HR violations by gov’t forces during Marawi siege sought

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 December) – Government forces and Islamic State-inspired militants committed abuses during the Marawi siege but only the former can be put to task because they are supposed to follow the law, a Maranao civil society leader said over the weekend. Drieza Lininding, of the Moro Consensus Group, told a forum […]

Civilian monitor says martial law in Mindanao not needed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 September) – There is no need for the continued imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao four months after its declaration with the siege in Marawi City by the ISIS-inspired Maute Group as its basis, a civilian monitor calling itsellf Alisto! said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation 216 placing the entire Mindanao under martial […]

Protesters urge Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 September) – President Rodrigo Duterte needs no “extraordinary powers” and he should lift the declaration placing the entire Mindanao under martial law, several groups said in Thursday’s protest marking the 45th anniversary of martial law. During the National Day of Protest on Thursday at Freedom Park along Roxas Avenue, Konsensya Dabaw spokesperson Mags Maglana […]