The killing of young people, minors, and children that have been blamed on the police of the Duterte regime is not without precedent. The same atrocities were committed by the then PC-INP (Philippine Constabulary Integrated National Police) and the military of which it was then a part during the Marcos terror regime, which even before…
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By RENAN ORTIZ
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Too many things have been happening lately that may be a portent of worse things to come. First is the cold-blooded murder of a 17-year old student Kian Delos Santos. People were enraged at the brazenness, brutality, and inhumanity of it all. The murder of young Kian could have been…
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.’
Never mind the 2017 Duterte State of the Nation Address, which was replete with profanities, self-serving claims of current and future progress on various fronts, among them the regime’s brutal and failing war on drugs, and justifications for the use of unaccountable State violence. Take his so-called assurance that he won’t place the entire country…
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.”
At least one Lumad school comes under attack per week under the Duterte administration.
The area where the suspected rebels reportedly put up a checkpoint is barely populated.