Only a madman as a president would order the destruction of the future of the Lumad.
“What is crystal clear to us is that martial law is not answering the supposed purpose of ending terrorism but is actually intensifying it, but with no less than State security forces as the agents of terrorism.”
Martial law has severe negative impacts on the lives and rights of ordinary people.
“…the government is spending an average of only PhP2.39 per day for every person for the country’s 104 million people…”
The minimum daily wage in the Philippines is set at PhP491 in Metro Manila, while workers in other regions receive daily wages as low as PhP243. However, a family of six needs at least PhP1088 daily in order to live decently.