We do not complaint because of that accusation that we, Meranao, is helping Maute Group (rebels) we are being treated like we are terrorist because the Philippine military let it be. We are crying but no one is listening to our voices. We left homes because they commanded it. We became an evacuees and receiving goods but can’t relief us. We lost our pride, our land and everything. We loved to be at peace again but they chose to extend martial law. Some officials are being selfish. We do not complaining to stop martial law but how about stop bombing those areas?? They killed so many civilians and military forces. If airstrike is the only solution to Maute Group then at least you (Government) informed us to be prepared and now we are sorry!
We spoke and shouted ‘‘ NO TO EXTENSION OF MARTIAL LAW’’ not because of the properties but for people who live in fear and absence of peace. Memories are not easy to get back.
We are crying inside that we are left behind. We are nothing. We become strangers. President treated as enemy when we said something against him.
We talked and talked and talked until we are hear. We speak and and speak and speak until the abusive stop. We shout and shout and shout until freedom get back.
We are not against by the President but we are against of Air strikes! Is it hard to listen Mr. Pres. Duterte??? We voted for you and you should have listened to us! We do not helping Maute Group. We are an ordinary citizen. We are being tricked by them. Islam do not teach violence. Dont make a generalization. Please!
We wanted our rights as human at least that give it to us! You dont know what we see and feel because for you, your AFP (Army Forces) are hero. Just because they were in a battlefield. How can you be sure that all of them are moral? Huh??? Have you ever watch them personally in field? Or in any checkpoints?! We speak for people of the state not for ourselves only!!!
Citizen of Marawi City, Philippines and now an evacuee.
To be continued…