Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in the Islands of Mindanao last Wednesday on May 23 against Islamist insurgents called Maute “terrorists” group who idolized Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a known group of terrorists who victimized innocent people.
“I will not allow abuses. The courts will stay open. But to anyone holding a gun or confronting the government with violence, my orders are, ‘Spare no one,” Duterte told Filipinos around the world as he promised to maintain peace and order in Mindanao.
In a blog post of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he said “President Duterte has been fighting terrorists for many years, and as a father figure for all Filipinos in and outside the country, the declaration of Martial Law is necessary to protect the welfare of innocent people and the state.”
The problem now with these Islamic insurgents is that they mixed with local residents and ordinary families. That is why it’s really hard to trace each one of them., and some say that these militants had already got the sympathy of the some locals. If Filipinos want to have a progressive change in the country particularly in Mindanao, then they have to change for the better.
Even around social media, there are some supporters of these Philippine militants and other biased media groups who portrayed themselves as “Filipinos media” but seems happy about these criminal activities of Islamic militants at Marawi City in Southern Philippines. This is one of the reasons why Filipinos need to confirm their full support to the president and to the good future of the country.