By DEE AYROSO
Tags: marawi city
“The Friday protest proves that the [government] can no longer contain the angst and frustrations of the [displaced] Meranaws from the [main] affected areas. The [government] should now look into the clamor of affected residents,.”
“To imply that martial law with its extraordinary powers is a benign solution to our problems is a misrepresentation that has a conditioning effect on our people to accept authoritarianism until it’s too late to stop, and this should not be allowed to happen.”
The official narrative leaves much to be explained about how and why the conflict started and was fought the way it was, causingas it did, mass evacuation and the destruction of the city.
By DEE AYROSO
“The US government and Duterte’s incessant accusation against the Moro people as harboring terrorists gave a go-signal for the military and the police to openly attack Moro civilians and communities.”
Groups called President Duterte’s declaration of Marawi’s liberation “ironic.”
The Meranaws of Marawi City are eager to return to their homes and get back on their feet without the encroachment of big business.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Recently, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez warned of a constitutional crisis if the Supreme Court orders a joint session of Congress to tackle President Duterte’s declaration of martial law over Mindanao. This, after two petitions were filed before the High Court to compel the Senate and House of Representatives to convene…
Marking the first year since the death of Gregan Cardeño, a Filipino who died inside Camp Ranao in Marawi City while working as an interpreter for the US troops, various groups held a memorial rally on Wednesday to demand justice and to hold those behind the incident accountable. (Photo courtesy of Patriotiko Mindanao / bulatlat.com)
By GERMELINA LACORTE / Davao Today
Cardeno’s unexplained death while working for the US troops in February and the death of the Philippine Army officer a month later have renewed calls among militant groups to junk the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the US and the Philippines.