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80% of Marawi evacuated, gov't vows 'maximum power'

May 27, 2017 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Almost all of the city s 200 000 population have evacuated to nearby Iligan City says Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr

EVACUATE. Resident fleeing Marawi City cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Marawi mayor to gov’t: Uphold human rights of ‘innocent civilians’

May 24, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra says the declaration of martial law in Mindanao is timely but the government must ensure respect for human rights while it is in effect

APPEAL. Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra urges the national government to protect the human rights of 'innocent civilians' during the imposition of martial law in Mindanao. Photo from the League of Cities of the Philippines Facebook page