Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has sought an inquiry into the plight of displaced households in Marawi City to give you corrective measures on learn how to handle the urgent “humanitarian crisis” in Mindanao.
She filed Senate Resolution No. 420 urging the involved Senate committee to probe the reported rising variety of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) inside and out of doors evacuation areas in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.
“With these reports, it is imperative for the Senate to verify these troubling complaints, and to properly investigate and assess the true living conditions of the IDPs within and outside evacuation camps,” De Lima mentioned.
“The protection and general welfare of the Filipinos who have already lost their property and source of livelihood, and who have been separated from their accustomed way of life should remain among the highest priority for all government units or agencies involved,” she mentioned.
De Lima mentioned the federal government ought to handle the plight of the displaced residents in Mindanao, significantly the “emerging humanitarian issues emanating from heightened militarization and continuous presence of terrorist elements.”
Last May 23, President Rodrigo Duterte positioned Mindanao below martial rule and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in order to quell the rise up dedicated by Maute terrorist group in Marawi City.
De Lima, a critic of the President, is detained on the Phil. National Police Custodial Center on drug charges.