“The money spent in dropping a single bomb could have gone a long way in providing for the education of Lumad children, but instead, the government uses it to destroy their lives and future.”
Corporate income tax recovery comprised 31 percent and 26 percent of the rates charged to consumers by Manila Water and Maynilad, respectively, in 2008 and 2012.
The lumad urged CHR Chair Chito Gascon and the CHR to go directly to the Lumad communities to investigate.
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.”
“It’s as if they’re just playing with us workers.”
“The armed men inside the white vehicle which the government troops said was that of the PSG identified themselves as from the Army.”
The area where the suspected rebels reportedly put up a checkpoint is barely populated.