Abuses may have started. DZMM: Warrantless raids/ searches of houses of civilians reported… If true, then: #NoToMartialLaw

Abuses in the implementation of the unwritten/ unpublished declaration of martial  law may have started. DZMM of ABS-CBN has received reports of warrantless raids/ searches of houses of civilians/ residents of Marawi. Such warrantless searches can only be made incident to a lawful arrest or … in the enforcement of a valid arrest. In this particular case, for example, the law enforcement authority should have personal knowledge that the person they want arrested is inside the house and the occupants refuse to turn him/her in. (Do you trust the military operating presently in Mindanao as implementers of martial law?)

The Deans led by #UPDiliman Chancellor Michael Tan speak up to condemn the violence against indigenous & Moro people– guests of U.P. (Lagot mga pulis na lumapastangan sa kanila)

The Deans and University officials all led by #UPDiliman Chancellor Michael Tan speak up to condemn the violence against indigenous & Moro people– guests of U.P. (Lagot mga pulis na lumapastangan sa kanila — woe unto the policemen who violated our guests)

     The Deans and University officials strongly condemned the police “rampage” against the indigenous and Moro people and wondered aloud, quote “about the racist undertones of the MPD (police) action, the police acting with such brutality clearly because they wanted to protect the imperial US Embassy against the national minorities or, in a local term used condescendingly, “natives”. ” closed-quote. The Deans stressed: “Our police forces should become servers and protectors of the Filipino people, especially the most marginalized.”

Embedded below as a jpeg file is a copy of the official statement and open letter of the U.P. Deans and University officials led by the Chancellor to PNP Chief Ronald de la Rosa and to Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada:

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