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Destroy or be destroyed: Trillanes battles Duterte | SunStar - Sun.Star

Destroy or be destroyed: Trillanes battles Duterte | SunStar - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

Trillanes to Duterte: Sign waiver to destroy me - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Duterte raises reward for arrest of 'ninja' cops to P3 million - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News18 hr. 18 min. ago

Marawi war victims unite, threaten to launch ‘holy war’

&'160; MARAWI CITY – A shadowy group calling itself the “Meranaw Victims Movement” has threatened to launch its own jihad or holy war if a set of demands, among them government compensation for the destruction of Marawi and the victims of war between security forces and local IS militants in the besieged city in southern Philippines. Speaking in Arabic, the group &'' comprising about 3 dozen masked gunmen &'' released a 14-minute video and statement on social media and stated the following demands: First, we would like to ask our kinsfolk from among the so-called ISIS/Maute Group to leave Marawi City at once and free their hostages, Muslims and Christians alike; Second, we would like to ask the Philippine Government, especially President Rodrigo Duterte, the following – to allow the civilians to return to their homes in areas in Marawi City that were already cleared by the military; stop the aerial bombings of Marawi City if only to salvage houses or buildings that may not have been destroyed yet; stop the abuses of some military and police personnel at checkpoints and accord respect to civilians, especially the women. And ease the access to and from Marawi City, especially the roads through the village of Maliwanag so that people in the 1st District of Lanao del Sur would have better and convenient road access; secure the remains of civilians so they may not be mixed with the garbage in the process of military clearing operations and so that they may be given proper burial even if only skeletons are left of them; to provide immediate appropriate material and financial support to all wounded civilian victims similar to the support being provided by the government to wounded military and police personnel; compensate for the damaged houses and buildings, wasted goods and merchandise of civilians and provide for their livelihood as well. And to rebuild or rehabilitate the mosques and madrasahs and other destroyed structures that represented the Meranao culture and heritage; importantly, the government should not make any hint that it would occupy the land of the Meranaws on the basis of military reservation, instead it should help legitimate owners to have their respective land titles; and for the military and police personnel to avoid occupying mosques and madrasahs. It also demanded from local politicians to account for all the relevant government funds such as the Calamity Fund and all other assistance and donations, and ensure transparent and equitable implementation or spending of the same. And has urged the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front to support its demands by ensuring that these reach all those concerned. The Meranaw Victims Movement strongly denied that locals &'' whom the government and authorities blamed for allowing militants to build up forces and occupy the city &'' condone the violence and said it is willing to face off with IS fighters in an effort to drive out the gunmen. It also blamed local leaders as responsible for failing to prevent the IS attacks. “First, we did not conform with the using of Marawi City as sanctuary neither did we approve of what some of our kinsfolk who claimed to be ISIS/Maute Group did which ignited the war in Marawi City that has brought about grave sufferings to the Meranaw people. Second, we deem unacceptable the actions of the Government that caused the displacement of tens of thousands and deaths of several civilians due to the aerial bombings and use of heavy armaments in Marawi City which are among those prohibited under International Humanitarian Law.” “Third, we hold our local leaders, past and present alike, responsible for failing to prevent the ISIS/Maute Group from carrying out their plan since they were fully aware of the group’s presence in the city prior to the siege, and for literally forsaking the civilians like orphans in the midst of great danger during the onset of the siege on May 23, 2017. Fourth, we are dismayed with the MILF since, until now, nothing was heard of them, let alone have they made a categorical position on the current Marawi crisis,” it said. If all the demands are not met, the group said it will take actions not only against IS militants, but the Duterte government as well. “To our ISIS/Maute Group kinsfolk, if you would not heed our call, we would be compelled to face you because by then you no longer care for the welfare of the people and you did not only fail to realize but have violated the essence of Jihad in Islam. To the Government, this will be the last time that we will ask in relation to previous demands of various sectors of the Meranaw society, and that if the foregoing demands will fall to deaf ears, likewise, we will be compelled to fight for our rights that have been trampled upon and that Jihad becomes our legitimate recourse.” “To our leaders, should we find out that you defraud or corrupt the assistance and support intended for the evacuees, we will unrelentingly pursue until we take them for the people in whatever means possible. To the MILF, take note that the demand for the approval of the BBL becomes irrelevant if the key area where it should be implemented would no longer be in the hands of the Meranaw, and that by then the support of the people of Lanao becomes weak in time that [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Duterte says rallyists can have EDSA while he protests 'corrupt yellows' - Philippine Star

Duterte says rallyists can have EDSA while he protests 'corrupt yellows' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Duterte proposes realigning CHR budget to buy cops body cameras - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Duterte warned on martial law talk as protests set - Philippine Star

Duterte warned on martial law talk as protests set - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Duterte slams CHR chief: Are you a pedophile? - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Duterte: Widen talent search - Philippine Star

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Duterte to press Congress on immunity for Marcoses - Philippine Star

Duterte to press Congress on immunity for Marcoses - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Duterte threatens martial law if Reds take to streets - Philippine Star

Duterte threatens martial law if Reds take to streets - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2017

'I destroy Trillanes or he destroys me' - Philippine Star

'I destroy Trillanes or he destroys me' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2017

Your words have weight of policy, Hontiveros reminds Duterte - Philippine Star

Your words have weight of policy, Hontiveros reminds Duterte - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

2 killings don't make a policy – Duterte - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 5th, 2017

Committee de abswelto? Senators clash over Duterte relatives - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 31st, 2017

Job security, national ID system among Duterte admin legislative agenda - Philippine Star

Job security, national ID system among Duterte admin legislative agenda - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 30th, 2017

Taguiwalo to Duterte: NPA never got 4Ps funds - Philippine Star

Taguiwalo to Duterte: NPA never got 4Ps funds - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 29th, 2017

Lacson to Duterte: What's with Faeldon? - Philippine Star

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Broader protests against Duterte's militaristic drift - Philippine Star

Broader protests against Duterte's militaristic drift - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Nobody wants to kill innocents – Duterte - Philippine Star

Nobody wants to kill innocents – Duterte - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017