Of course, during the presidential campaign last year he already talked in a favorable light about martial law and expressed sheer admiration for the deposed dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos. But did anyone anticipate that within his first six months in office, President Duterte would facilitate Marcos’ political rehabilitation by allowing the burial of his remains…
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“The US wants to make the Philippines another Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria or Somalia.”
After the military has destroyed Marawi City’s business district, it alleged that the Mautes have taken to planting bombs in the city, and that’s why they will still not allow the Maranao to reclaim the city.
‘Why don’t they stop the bombing? There is no more enemy. Or even if there are enemies still, there are too few of them.
‘I want to call on Pres. Duterte, please stop the bombing of Marawi and please lift Martial Law.’
The Marawi evacuees want to go home soon not only because they feel the conflict should have been mopped up earlier with the forces sent in by the government. They also worry over possible threats of dislocation via “rehabilitation” and other plans such as the expansion of plantations and promoting eco-tourism.
“Groups helping them now must go beyond providing humanitarian relief and psycho-social services: they need all the help they can get in giving voice to the bakwit’s desire to reclaim Marawi.”
By IAN IRVING BAZARTE Bulatlat MANILA – In a special session held today at Batasan Pambansang Complex, Quezon City, the Congress of the Philippines – which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate – approved a five-month extension of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao. Sixteen senators voted yes for the extension of…
“What did the President decide to give these rights abusers? Not punishment, but more power to abuse.”
“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” There are those who want us to forget the bitter lessons of martial law and the Marcos dictatorship. They say these hard-earned lessons should be discarded as irrelevant to our current situation because the threat of ISIS-inspired extremism is real and only martial law…
“I believe we all have a grain of mustard seed of prayer.”