Category Archives: martial law

Davao iCon to push through despite martial law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – Organizers of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) will push through with the Davao Investment Conference (Davao iCon) on July 21 to 22 wherein some European investors and top executives of the Philippines’s largest companies have committed to participate. Art Millan, chairperson of the […]

COMMENTARY: Scared Like You: Thoughts on Terrorism, Rebellion and Martial Law In Mindanao  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) — People are divided in their reactions to the recent declaration of martial law in Mindanao. I daresay that fear, although unacknowledged, underpins the reactions, which are of varying kinds.   Terrorism as Rebellion  Fear of the terroristic ways of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf is one of the […]

Marcos Risonar, Jr.: Human rights lawyer and DAR USec passes away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 June) — Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Marcos Risonar, Jr., one of three Dabawenyo human rights lawyers detained by the Marcos dictatorship in 1985-1986, passed away Tuesday night in a Manila hospital. He was 67. Risonar, along with the late Laurente “Larry” Ilagan, and Antonio Arellano (now government peace panel member in […]

Martial law to dampen Davao City’s economic performance

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – The city’s economic performance will experience a slowdown for the rest of the year owing to the state of martial law in Mindanao, Lemuel Ortonio, chief of the Davao City Investment Promotion Office (DCIPC), said Friday. But Ortonio expressed optimism the city, which posted an slight increase in investments in the first […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS. Mass oathtaking. 01 June 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk  SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE MASS OATHTAKING OF NEWLY-APPOIINTED OFFICIALS AND VARIOUS NATIONAL LEAGUES [Delivered at Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace  | 01 […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 119th Philippine Navy Anniversary, Davao City. 31 May 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE 119th PHILIPPINE NAVY ANNIVERSARY  CELEBRATION [Delivered at Sasa Wharf, Sasa, Davao City | 31 May […]

No choice

Young and old commuters alike are required to disembark and queue for inspection at the police checkpoint in Barangay Suarez in Iligan City, the entry point from Marawi City and other areas west of the city. Photo taken on May 30, 2017, a week since the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos […]

BEYOND THE BEND: Old Martial Law vs. New Martial Law

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) – According to Malacañang, Martial Law over the entire island of Mindanao will “strengthen the hand of government in dealing with terrorists”. Former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada even believes, “Martial law should be extended until the last terrorist has fallen.” Many Filipinos, Mindanaons among them, hope […]

TURNING POINT: Beyond the Target

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/29 May) — In essence, Martial Law is accordingly imposed in Mindanao to effectively stop terrorism and protect civilians from terrorist harm. No one questions this laudable objective. We cannot help, however, from being apprehensive because  our experience under Marcos’ Martial Law  was scary – our protectors turned out to be our […]

No truth to Iligan City lockdown…for now

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A lot of people got stir crazy yesterday because of an announcement na kesyo Iligan City is on lockdown. Apparently that announcement was prematurely released and it was retracted right away. Now, in an…

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Group backs martial but urges Duterte to disarm politicians and dismantle their private armies

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) — The Save Sulu Movement has thrown its support behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, following the May 23 clashes between military and Maute Group in Marawi City, but urged him to disarm politicians allegedly protecting local terrorists and dismantle their private armies. “The Save […]

Mindanao’s bishops on Martial Law in Mindanao: it must be temporary

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) — Mindanao’s Catholic bishops acknowledged there are many fears about President Rodrigo Duterte’s May 23 declaration of martial law in Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities but for now, there  are “no solid and sufficient facts to absolutely reject the declaration of Martial Law as morally reprehensible.” “But we […]

“Business as usual” in SocSarGen, despite martial law

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) — It’s “business as usual” in this city this city and the neighboring provinces of Sarangani and South Cotabato despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s May 23 declaration of martial law in the entire Mindanao. Mayor Ronnel Rivera said the operations of all city and national government agencies as well […]

Tight Security

A member of Task Force Davao copies details from identification cards presented by passengers at a checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril District, Davao City on Friday (26 May 2017) as part of the heightened security measures of the city following the declarati…

Child Evacuees

Oblivious of the conflict happening around them, children find time to play inside a gymnasium that has been converted into an evacuation center in Fuentes, Iligan City on Thursday (25 May 2027). Many residents of neighboring Marawi City have fled thei…

Davao cops conduct ‘Oplan Bolabog’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Police here conducted Thursday a house-to-house verification called “Oplan Bolabog” in Mini Forest, Barangay 23-C, known to be “havens” of lawless elements, to weed out criminals and suspected terrorists. In a press conference Thursday, Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Senior Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan said some 161 […]