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Cavite lawmaker: Lopezes got ‘preferential treatment’ over other Martial Law victims
Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr says Martial Law victims are still waiting for their compensation decades after Marcos was ousted
Guevarra contradicts Panelo: Coronavirus not grounds for martial law
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says in the context of martial law, rebellion, or invasion refers to 'armed actions by human beings, not by non-living things like viruses'
Who's afraid of martial law?
We should expect President Duterte to keep on seeing red throughout this pandemic and we should stay vigilant in making sure he’s not going to arm-twist us into accepting that the coronavirus is armed
Revise history books, but only to emphasize Martial Law atrocities – Robredo
'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
LISTEN: ‘Bukang-liwayway’: A poem to end the year and start anew
The poem written by Agustin Don Pagusara during Martial Law – about new beginnings after a period of hardship – is still a perfect piece to end 2019 with
Sara Duterte: 'True martial law' is when military takes over courts, gov't
'Kapag mag martial law ka, dapat the truly strict, real sense martial law,' says the President's daughter
Duterte OKs reso extending validity of Martial Law victims compensation
The Congress resolution extends the maintenance, availability, and release of the funds for victims of Marcos Martial Law human rights violations until December 31, 2019
Military to recommend ending martial law if enemy strength down to 30%
But with baselines and deadlines unclear, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it could mean that martial law can last until the end of Duterte’s term
Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2019
(UPDATED) This is the third extension of martial law in Mindanao granted to President Rodrigo Duterte
LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao for 2019
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Duterte's request to extend martial law
DOCUMENT: Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao
Congress is set to hold a joint session on Wednesday, December 12, to vote on the President's request
PNP: One more martial law extension for Mindanao
The Philippine National Police recommends another extension of martial law in Mindanao
[OPINION] Justified martial law? PH military should take its history seriously
For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike
PNP admits 'security lapses' in Sultan Kudarat
Despite martial law in Mindanao, PNP spokesman Benigno Durana, says 'obviously, there were gaps in the security measures'
SC martial law ruling 'enables rise of an emboldened authoritarian' – Leonen
'The majority’s decision in this case aligns us towards the same dangerous path. It erodes this Court’s role as our society’s legal conscience,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
NPA conflict may be used as ground for 'perpetual martial law'
'This precedent dangerously suggests a perpetual violation of people's constitutional rights,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa in his dissenting opinion on the re-extension of martial law in Mindanao
SC ruling: 'Martial law ad infinitum' and a 'tragic repeat of 1972'
The SC majority says safeguards remain, and cites legal remedies for human rights like writs of amparo and habeas data
SC upholds constitutionality of martial law re-extension to 2018
(5th UPDATE) The Supreme Court votes 10-5 after oral arguments in January, where petitioners tried to argue that the 1987 Constitution does not provide any legal basis for a re-extension
SC sets new round of oral arguments on martial law
(3rd UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on January 16 and 17
PNP chief Dela Rosa asks: 'Why fear martial law?'
'Desisyon niya 'yan, hindi ko siya papangunahan, it is dependent on his own determination. Anyway, bakit, takot na takot ba kayo sa martial law?,' asks PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa
[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Isang taon pang batas militar sa lupang ipinangako
Malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw, inilalayo ng isang taong batas militar sa Mindanao ang Pilipinas sa kanlungan ng demokrasya at inilalapit sa kahibangan ng isang diktadura
Duterte on nationwide martial law: All options on the table
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People's Army steps up attacks
LIST: How the House voted on martial law extension in Mindanao
How did your representative vote on the request to extend martial law in Mindanao?
For the second time, Sulu lawmaker pushes for nationwide martial law
Kausug Tausug Representative Shernee Abubakar Tan says the 'good' experience of Mindanao under martial rule should be replicated in Luzon and Visayas
Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2018
After 4 hours of deliberations, lawmakers grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year to 'totally eradicate' Islamic State-inspired terror groups
#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 13, 2017
Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.
Dimaporo questions removal of local officials' power over cops
The National Police Commission earlier stripped some Mindanao local chief executives of their power over police, citing various reasons
Other presidents did not declare martial law despite rebellion – Pangilinan
In response, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte is different from his predecessors, and 'what we have on hand is the 2017 situation'
Marawi mayor backs extended martial law to 'keep terrorists away'
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request to Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year
Why 1-year martial law extension? Security officials give different answers
Buhay Representative Lito Atienza argues that the request goes against the 'intention' of the framers of the 1987 Constitution 'that never again should any president be allowed to utilize martial law indefinitely'
Drilon: Martial law extension 'prelude' to PH-wide declaration?
Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra does not discount the possibility, saying it will all depend on 'factual circumstances' as defined by the 1987 Constitution
Medialdea: Not 'unlimited martial law' but 'unlimited peace'
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a year-long martial law extension in Mindanao will help security forces address the 'ongoing security concerns and continuing acts of rebellion' in Mindanao
LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao for 2018
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law
Jetlagged? Dela Rosa forgets PNP-suggested martial law time frame
'Kararating ko lang. Hindi ko pa alam kung ilang years ba 'yung kwan,' the visibly fazed top cop tells reporters, when asked why he favored an extension of martial rule in Mindanao
Alvarez tells critics of martial law extension: Go to Mindanao
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also comes from Mindanao, says he supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request for martial law to be extended there
Robredo trusts military on martial law extension in Mindanao
But Vice President Leni Robredo says lawmakers should ask the government about its specific plans for the rehabilitation and security of Marawi City, and how the declaration of martial law would help
Duterte's proposed martial law extension also targets NPA
President Rodrigo Duterte details alleged atrocities committed by the New People's Army to justify his request for another extension of martial law
Bayan Muna warns of graft, corruption if martial law extended
'The mentioned reasons in [the President's] letter do not warrant an extension of martial law as the same can be addressed by normal police and military powers,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate
Congress to hold joint session on martial law extension
The Senate and the House of Representatives will tackle the request of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, December 13
'Mas masaya': Pacquiao favors martial law extension in Mindanao
(UPDATED) But Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon opposes it saying it is unconstitutional and has no factual basis
Duterte asks Congress for 1-year martial law extension
The extension is needed for the 'total eradication' of ISIS-inspired terror groups and 'communist terrorists,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Lagman on Duterte's martial law extension: violation of Constitution
Representative Edcel Lagman argues there's no more basis for an extension of martial law in Mindanao
IN PHOTOS: On Human Rights Day, groups urge Filipinos to fight tyranny
The groups condemn alleged human rights violations linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, as well as the imposition of martial law in Mindanao
Duterte to ask Congress for 1-year martial law extension
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte once again wants martial law in Mindanao extended
No more extension of martial law in Mindanao – minority senators
President Rodrigo Duterte will decide on whether or not to seek another extension of martial law in Mindanao in the next two weeks, says his spokesperson
LOOK: Protesters bring shovels near Marcos grave
'Unearth the dictator,' says an anti-Marcos group a year after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was given a hero's burial
Marcos not a hero, critics assert a year after hero's burial
'Honors undeserved do not transform the undeserving,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay
'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center
The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado
WATCH: What are millennials fighting for?
Millennials share why they joined the protest on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law
De Lima slams Duterte in two September 21 protests
Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte