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The move by the House of Federation is sure to anger opposition leaders who have accused Abiy Ahmed of using the pandemic to artificially extend his time in office, and analysts warn of possible protests and boycotts
Until March 30, the ramp will only be open during morning rush hours, when high traffic volume is expected
Construction works for the southbound section of the Skyway Extension Project start on February 16
The government is planning to block the transition period from going beyond the end of 2020, in a symbolic statement of intent
Moro Consensus Group leader Drieza Lininding cautions Marawi residents from getting too used to the 'abnormal' situation of martial law and suggests alternative security measures
Will we see these railways completed within the lifetime of the current administration?
Light Rail Manila Corporation starts piling works at the planned Dr Santos Station in Parañaque City as September 2019 begins
The first 5 stations of the LRT1 Cavite extension are expected to begin operations by the 4th quarter of 2021
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After years of delay, work on the Light Rail Transit Line 1 extension to Cavite will finally start
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
The Ombudsman indictment against the former governor is set aside
On the issue of extending martial law again in Mindanao, former police chief Dela Rosa also claims in the same forum that it is far from Duterte’s mind
President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law is supposed to end on December 31, 2018
The P397-million housing project for informal settlers who will be affected by the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project was awarded without first conducting a feasibility study, says the Commission on Audit
A provision that will make it impossible for him to run for president under a new constitution is the President's 'special request' to Congress
A 10-member transition commission headed by President Rodrigo Duterte will complete the shift to a new system of government by June 30, 2022, according to the transitory provisions drafted by the Con-Com
Vice President Leni Robredo says extending the terms of barangay officials would 'distance them from too much politics'
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'Approximately 90% of all extensions with mining scripts that developers have attempted to upload to Chrome Web Store have failed to comply with these policies, and have been either rejected or removed from the store,' says Google
Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno thinks the 1987 Constitution on presidential term limits will apply during the transition to federalism
Private contractor DMCI Holdings, Incorporated will begin on Sunday, February 25, its construction of the coping beam at the LRT2 Emerald Station in Cainta, Rizal
President Duterte wants him to finish what they have started in the fight against illegal drugs, says PNP chief Dela Rosa
(UPDATED) Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao tells Rappler that under 'present conditions', Ronald dela Rosa can serve as long as the President wants him to, even indefinitely
'Dapat mas marunong at handang manindigan ang Korte Suprema kapag pasaway ang nasa Malacañang at Kongreso,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'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
'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
The SC majority says safeguards remain, and cites legal remedies for human rights like writs of amparo and habeas data
(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
However, there is no assurance that the PDP-Laban Federalism Institute model would be the one adopted by Congress, as both the Senate and House are proposing their own versions
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‘The issue is a political question that judicial review cannot delve into,’ says Solicitor General Jose Calida
The Palace wants Congress to ensure a new President will lead the transition to a federal form of government
Shooting him before he becomes a dictator is part of the AFP's and PNP's 'solemn duty' to protect the Constitution, says President Rodrigo Duterte
Defense and security officials appear before Supreme Court justices to defend the second extension of martial law in Mindanao
(3rd UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on January 16 and 17
Though the Supreme Court has retained its power to review martial law proclamations, Solicitor General Jose Calida says a proclamation is different from an extension
The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee also announces that the screening of films is extended in select cinemas
'Kapag inalis natin sa ordinaryong Pilipino iyong karapatang pumili kung sino iyong magre-represent sa kanya, nasaan na iyong demokrasya doon?' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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'He wants to cut short his term rather than lengthen it,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about the Chief Executive
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III also says that during the shift to federalism, President Rodrigo Duterte's term may be extended 'if he is amenable to it'
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(UPDATED) The court en banc declares the petition sufficient in form and substance
The Social Weather Stations survey is conducted December 8-16, before floods, landslides, fire, and the extension of martial law happen
The Social Weather Stations survey also finds 66% of Filipinos believe the armed forces 'can suppress the Maute group and Abu Sayaff even without 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
The absence of cases of human rights violations does not vouch for the military’s good record in Marawi. It speaks of people’s fear to come forward, says resident Samira Gutoc.