May 26, 2017

OPINION: What do People Think About Martial Law

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  • Following the terrorist attacks that happened in Marawi City in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Mindanao region under Martial Law for 60 days starting on May 23. According to Duterte, this declaration is on the grounds of resistance and rebellion staged by the Maute Group, a group of terrorists that used to be part of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

    This declaration was met with mixed reactions as Martial Law is a sensitive topic to Filipinos, as it was once a period in history where thousands of people were gravely affected when it was imposed in 1972.

    Also read: #PrayForMarawi: Things To Know About The Declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

    According to a phone call interview with Marina Ang, a business owner in Davao, “Everyday routine in Davao is still normal. Since Martial Law has just been implemented for two days, we noticed that security has been tightened as more police keep an eye on checkpoints, especially inside the malls.”

    Another resident of Marawi City, who requested not to be named, gave an account of what he experienced on his social media.

    MARAWI TIMELINE. This Facebook user posted about his experience on his account. Click on the photos to enlarge.

    He also said that the people of Mindanao have put their trust in President Duterte. “They were happy when he said he was going to visit.” He added that it was the local government unit of Marawi City that they did not trust, “especially the previous mayors and governors.” President Duterte is in Iligan City today to check on the situation.

    People from Luzon, Visayas, and particularly in Mindanao have gone to the internet to express what they feel about this declaration made by Duterte. Here are some of the netizens’ reactions and detailed accounts towards the issue:

    Here’s what the Internet has to say in light of the Martial Law declaration:

    #MartialLaw #Legitimacy Someone asked me if there was sufficient factual basis for the declaration of Martial Law. I…

    Ditucalan M Zedさんの投稿 2017年5月25日

    Just Opinion:Declaration of Martial law in Mindanao due to the current situation in Marawi is the right thing to do (I…

    Calmante Ntc Calmさんの投稿 2017年5月24日

    MAGKAISADi totoo na taga-Maynila lang ang tutol sa martial law. Sa Maynila kasi nanggagaling ang balita kaya akala ng…

    Tonyo Cruzさんの投稿 2017年5月24日

    What are your thoughts regarding the Martial Law declaration in Mindanao? Share it with us in the comments below.

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    Recent Comments

    i think its right for declaring martial law

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    5 months ago
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