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Duterte gives military 3,000 pistols

Jul 18, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The initial batch of 3,000 caliber .45 pistols is purchased through an emergency procurement mode justified by the Marawi crisis and martial law proclamation

Duterte gives military 3,000 pistols

AFP chief: 5-month martial law extension 'enough'

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:41 PM

General Eduardo Año supports President Rodrigo Duterte's recommendation for a 5-month extension of martial law

AFP chief: 5-month martial law extension 'enough'

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President's request to extend martial law, citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Duterte wants martial law extended till December

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) The President wants martial law over the entire Mindanao extended for 5 more months

Duterte wants martial law extended till December

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request. This session will be on Saturday, July 22.

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Deputy Speakers Fredenil Castro and Gwen Garcia make the statement ahead of the meeting of administration-allied legislators with the President on Monday evening, July 17

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

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Jul 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

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PNP asks Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:15 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the police want an extension of martial law because they've yet to capture all alleged narco-politicians with ties to the Maute Group

PNP asks Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

Jul 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declines to disclose his recommendation 'so as not to preempt' President Rodrigo Duterte

Lorenzana submits martial law recommendation to Duterte

PNP, AFP mull reducing scope of martial law

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The AFP and PNP are set to submit their position paper asking for an extension of martial law

PNP, AFP mull reducing scope of martial law

Troops retrieve remains of civilians allegedly executed in Marawi

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The discovery of the remains puts the total number of slain civilians at 45 as of Thursday, July 13

Troops retrieve remains of civilians allegedly executed in Marawi

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Jul 13, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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Military air strike kills more soldiers in Marawi

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:08 PM

(UPDATED) Two soldiers are killed and 11 wounded as another military air strike goes wrong in Marawi City, where the crisis is now on its 8th week

Military air strike kills more soldiers in Marawi

WATCH: Soldier composes song for conflict-torn Marawi

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Sergeant Ronie Halasan calls on Marawi City and the rest of the country to unite and work towards peace

WATCH: Soldier composes song for conflict-torn Marawi

AFP yet to recover P105M paid to dead pensioners – COA

Jul 12, 2017 - 1:33 PM

'These funds should have been utilized for other valid and urgent claims from the national government,' COA says

AFP yet to recover P105M paid to dead pensioners – COA

Majority back Mindanao martial law, but reject expansion – SWS poll

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) While 57% of Filipinos support martial law in Mindanao, majority also oppose expanding the declaration to the Visayas and Luzon

Majority back Mindanao martial law, but reject expansion – SWS poll

Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Marawi death toll tops 500

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The AFP says 379 terrorists, 89 soldiers and policemen, and 39 civilians have been killed as of Sunday, July 9, bringing the death toll to 507

Marawi death toll tops 500

Lawmakers slam Alvarez's proposal to extend martial law to 2022

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says any extension shall be upon the initiative of the President

Lawmakers slam Alvarez's proposal to extend martial law to 2022

Military says 5-year martial law extension ‘too long’

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez may have had other information for suggesting martial law remain in place until 2022, says AFP spokesman Restituto Padilla

Military says 5-year martial law extension ‘too long’

Top defense officials briefed, assess battle in Marawi

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The officials and ground commanders assess enemy strengths and weaknesses, and how the military can adjust to these observations

Top defense officials briefed, assess battle in Marawi

Alvarez wants martial law in Mindanao until 2022

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'Five months or one year or two years is too short,' according to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Alvarez wants martial law in Mindanao until 2022

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Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

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Soldiers in Bicol raise funds for Marawi evacuees

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Members of the military in Bicol, who spearheaded the donation drive, thank Bicolanos for helping Marawi City

Soldiers in Bicol raise funds for Marawi evacuees

Air strikes target high-rise snipers in Marawi

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Snipers in high-rise buildings are the main problem facing Philippine forces battling to crush pro-Islamic State fighters in Marawi.

Air strikes target high-rise snipers in Marawi

Duterte won't lift martial law before SONA

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:33 PM

'Ang magsabi sa akin na hindi na critical ang armed forces at ang pulis. I do not have an independent study of how things are on the ground,' Duterte says

Duterte won't lift martial law before SONA

AFP finalizing martial law recommendation to Duterte

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The military says it is completing its assessment on a possible extension of martial law in Mindanao, which lapses on July 22

AFP finalizing martial law recommendation to Duterte

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31.4% in May 2017 alone, the highest since November 2016

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Kung hindi ninyo palitan 'yang procedure, kayo ang palitan ko,' President Rodrigo Duterte says he told Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

Drilon hits Panelo: Only Congress can extend martial law

Jul 06, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'Huwag naman sana nating lokohin ang taumbayan,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon tells Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, who said Duterte can just declare martial law again if Proclamation No. 216 is not extended

Drilon hits Panelo: Only Congress can extend martial law

SC ruling: Duterte can put 'entire PH' under martial law

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) But the Supreme Court states that 'the Constitution has provided sufficient safeguards against possible abuses of the Commander-in-Chief's powers'

SC ruling: Duterte can put 'entire PH' under martial law

AFP engineers to help rebuild Marawi

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The 52nd and 54th Army Engineer Brigades will be the core units to be deployed once reconstruction efforts can begin in the city

AFP engineers to help rebuild Marawi

Businesses think SC decision on Mindanao martial law 'necessary'

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) The largest business group in Mindanao says imposition of martial law in the region is 'necessary' to resolve the terror threat

Businesses think SC decision on Mindanao martial law 'necessary'

Duterte respects all SC justices' views on martial law

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he respects even those justices who question the legality of his martial law proclamation

Duterte respects all SC justices' views on martial law

SC's low standards may be precedent to nationwide martial law – petitioner

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:46 PM

'Napakababa ng standards na in-allow ng Supreme Court para sa Presidente para sa pagdedeklara ng martial law, precedent ito sa pagdeklara ng martial law sa buong Pilipinas,' says Cristina Yambot of NUPL

SC's low standards may be precedent to nationwide martial law – petitioner

SC upholds Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

Jul 04, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The High Court issues the ruling on the 43rd day of the imposition of martial law in Mindanao

SC upholds Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

AFP, PNP chiefs 'inclined to recommend' martial law extension

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:09 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says 'as of now,' he and AFP chief General Eduardo Año want to extend martial law in Mindanao until the 'rehabilitation' phase in Marawi City

AFP, PNP chiefs 'inclined to recommend' martial law extension

Palace downplays Duterte's threat vs martial law critics

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:50 PM

'It's just strong language,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella about the President's threat to arrest those who disagree with his martial law declaration in Mindanao

Palace downplays Duterte's threat vs martial law critics

Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The 23-member Task Force Bangon Marawi is headed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi – Lorenzana

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City

Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi – Lorenzana

Lorenzana 'confident' SC will uphold martial law

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says security officials will 'soon' give their recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not to extend martial law

Lorenzana 'confident' SC will uphold martial law

Marawi death toll, De Lima, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM

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Duterte denies Russia trip was 'junket'

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The President admits inviting several 'retiring' police and military officers to join his Russia visit as a way of showing his 'gratitude' for their years of service

Duterte denies Russia trip was 'junket'

Duterte: Don't hesitate to kill just because civilians are there

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:25 AM

'It is the duty of the civilians to flee or seek cover,' President Rodrigo Duterte says as the crisis in Marawi City rages

Duterte: Don't hesitate to kill just because civilians are there

Duterte: MILF not inclined to intervene in Marawi

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:00 AM

With MILF intervention unlikely, President Rodrigo Duterte says the only way the Marawi crisis will end is if 'the last terrorist is taken out'

Duterte: MILF not inclined to intervene in Marawi

Duterte eyes Marawi visit on 1st anniversary as President

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'I cannot just sit on my ass in my office while people suffer there,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte eyes Marawi visit on 1st anniversary as President

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Jun 26, 2017 - 9:54 AM

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Battle resumes as Eid'l Fitr truce ends in Marawi

Jun 26, 2017 - 1:25 AM

5 trapped civilians are rescued during the 8-hour ceasefire, including a mother and her 16-month-old daughter

Battle resumes as Eid'l Fitr truce ends in Marawi

AFP to observe 8-hour 'humanitarian pause' for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

(UPDATED) From 6 am to 2 pm on Sunday, June 25, government troops will observe a 'humanitarian pause' in Marawi City in view of the celebration of the end of Ramadan

AFP to observe 8-hour 'humanitarian pause' for Eid'l Fitr

Globe offers free calls, text messages for 15 days in Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Globe's prepaid customers in crisis-hit Marawi City can send free texts to all networks and make free calls to Globe and TM networks

Globe offers free calls, text messages for 15 days in Marawi