Category Archives: Mindanao under Martial Law

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 […]

KONSYENSYA DABAW: Not Too  Late To Back Down On Martial Law In Mindanao

Martial Law is upon Mindanao and Mindanawons once again. We in Konsyensya Dabaw are alarmed that 31 years after the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship, with which Filipinos resoundingly rejected militarism and authoritarian rule,  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte saw it necessary to declare martial rule ostensibly to address the violence that broke out and escalated […]

BAYAN on Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

Press Statement May 24, 2017 Renato M. Reyes, Jr. BAYAN secretary general On Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao Let us be clear, the Maute Group-Abu Sayyaf and/or ISIS wannabes operating in Marawi must be stopped. The burning of civilian facilities such as the UCCP school must be strongly condemned. Duterte is right to […]

Duterte: Martial Law “would not be any different from what President Marcos did”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) — “Do not be too scared,” Presidential Rodrigo Duterte said on the Presidential plane bound for Manila from Moscow, “I’m going home. I’m cutting my visit here to be with my countrymen and I will deal with the problem once I arrive.” But just as soon as the first […]