Educators urge lifting of martial law in Mindanao

Educators who participated in the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission in the Lanao provinces last June 13 to 16 are demanding the lifting of Martial Law in Mindanao.

In a press briefing at the University of the Philippines last June 20, the educators said martial law and the indiscriminate manner in which the war against terror groups in Marawi City is being conducted are creating a grave humanitarian crisis that victimizes civilians.

Among others, the educators said tens of thousands of students and teachers are unsure about the disrupted start of the new school year, with schools heavily damaged by aerial bombings and heavy gunfire.

They also called attention to the woeful conditions internally-displaced persons are suffering under in many evacuation centers in Marawi and surrounding areas.

(Video by Gabby Endona and Gabe Sante of UP-CMC for Kodao Productions)