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Martial Law implementer Juan Ponce Enrile tells lawmakers that though the Marcos regime took over ABS-CBN, the title of the facilities 'remained with the owners'
Cavite 4th District Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr says Martial Law victims are still waiting for their compensation decades after Marcos was ousted
'Yes, the road to freedom will be filled with inconveniences and sacrifices, but the rewards that lie ahead are still worth fighting for'
Young people all over the Philippines amplify calls to uphold national sovereignty, fight for the rights of marginalized sectors such as farmers and the urban poor, and end attacks to government critics
(UPDATED) On the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, various groups urge Filipinos to take a stand amid human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte
'Problema kasi, ang academic freedom, freedom lang sa isang pangkat, walang freedom sa iba,' says Senator Imee Marcos
'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña
Extended military rule in Mindanao will allow the government to make 'substantial progress' in quelling 'rebellion' there, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
(UPDATED) This is the third extension of martial law in Mindanao granted to President Rodrigo Duterte
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
After the backlash from his Kabataang Barangay reunion with Imee Marcos, University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion commits to developing courses on Martial Law for UP's general education program
Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.
Vice President Leni Robredo says the Filipino youth have long been leading the charge to stand up against tyranny in the country
'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
‘The issue is a political question that judicial review cannot delve into,’ says Solicitor General Jose Calida
Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.
(3rd UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on January 16 and 17
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(UPDATED) The court en banc declares the petition sufficient in form and substance
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'Martial law in perpetuity is a scenario that neither the President, Congress or the Supreme Court will allow as it is patently unconstitutional,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
'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
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By granting his request, the lawmakers understood 'the plight of the Filipino,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
How did your representative vote on the request to extend martial law in Mindanao?
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'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
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
Newly-appointed Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo join the majority and vote to affirm the decision
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
(UPDATED) Look back at the government's actions and the military's challenges and triumphs to retake Marawi City from terrorists
Millennials share why they joined the protest on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law
The cosplayers are releasing a photo series on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law
'To keep quiet in the face of evil is a sin,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, as Filipinos mark the 45th anniversary of martial law in the face of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte
On the 45th anniversary of martial law and some 30 years after his death, Jose Diokno lives on, his ideals and his dreams, and his deeply held belief that it is worth building 'a nation for our children'
This is more than just the money It s about justice and accountability for the crimes against the people during Martial Law says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the President wants more troops deployed in Marawi and other areas in Mindanao
Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President s grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional
How do senators and lawmakers justify their vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31?
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon argues there is no evidence presented to establish the necessity of putting the entire Mindanao under a longer martial rule
Senator Risa Hontiveros believes government troops do not need an extended period of martial law to quell the rebel forces in Mindanao
ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says history has proven that armed rebellion is not the solution to address the problems in Mindanao
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro believes there was no valid ground for the government to declare martial law in Mindanao in the first place
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman maintains President Rodrigo Duterte had no sufficient factual basis in declaring martial law in Mindanao
Hindi puwedeng magbulag bulagan ang Kongreso sa kawalan ng mga kongkretong batayan ng rebelyon at threat to public safety says Gabriela Represenative Emmi de Jesus as she opposed the martial law extension
Paano kung gayon magiging lunas ang isang bagay na lalong nagpapalala ng sakit? asks Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas as she opposed the martial law extension in Mindanao
CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna argues the country must win at all costs against the terrorists attacking parts of Mindanao