ANG MGA DILI MAKADAWAT SA MARTIAL LAW, DILI MAKADAWAT NGA SI DIGONG, PRESIDENTE NA???
With the filing of rebellion charges against Maute and Abu Sayyaf bandits who now call themselves Dawlah Islamiya, it is clear that not just terrorist acts seized Marawi City but acts of rebellion as well which legally bolsters the declaration of Martial Law.
The cacophony of voices expressing disenchantment over the swift response of government to quell the terrorist acts of Maute in Marawi City, by way of declaring Martial Law, must realize that we are talking here of rebellion perpetrated by the elements of Dawlah Islamiya.
It's high time to quit politicizing the war in Marawi by branding it as prelude to allowing Digong to perpetuate himself in power as a tyrant. Pangilinan and other opponents of the declaration of Martial Law must not only see the trees but the forest itself.
The hands of Maute are in control of Marawi City, financially and politically. The stash of money amounting to millions of pesos kept in an abandoned house showed glaring indication of a determined opponent. No doubt, the politicians who lord it over the hapless residents either did not do anything to stop it by reporting to authorities about any plan to disintegrate Marawi City from the Philippine territory prior to the actual seize or abandoned the thought of cooperating with the government thinking of reaping huge gains by taking side with the terrorists turned rebels, if they could succeed.
For the people of Marawi and all minded others who closely monitor the goings on in Mindanao, not just bits of intelligence are needed to comprehend the true motive of the opponents of Martial Law declaration of Digong. It requires a much better view of considering it as cheap obstructionism. They are the same people who cannot accept the truth. That Digong, a probinsyano, is now the President.