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Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood
This is the challenge as the military works to meet their deadline on Friday, June 2, to end the siege of Marawi
He is eventually arrested, according to Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong
(UPDATED) The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving 'dismissive' answers during the hearing
As the clashes ensue, will we still be able to witness the beauty of the Islamic City of Marawi?
President Rodrigo Duterte says Congress and the Supreme Court cannot tell him what to do because they are 'not the ones risking their lives' on the battlefield
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors' or relatives' houses
The Lanao del Sur crisis management committee says 2,000 civilians remain trapped in areas controlled by terrorists
'Past experiences are not, and cannot be invoked to object to the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao'
The casualties include 3 women and a child who were found dead near a university, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines
The Bureau of Customs acted on an 'intelligence report' by a Chinese government official
'Nakakatakot din 'yun kapag nakikita mo 'yung nakita namin doon na wala nang ulo sa Malutlut. 'Yung unang bakbakan doon. Christian siguro 'yun,' says a Marawi resident as he recalls the horrific scenes in some parts of the city
Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15-year-old daughter's 'online show' to a foreigner
For displaced Maranaos like Hayef, they keep on waiting – and wishing – for the skirmishes to end
'We have to clear one step at a time, house to house, block by block....It would take time before it could be cleared,' says AFP chief General Eduardo Año
Through social media, Agos, Tabang Sibilyan, and government help, a father brings his wife to a hospital in Iligan City, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy
The Riga family and neighbors in Balo-i town in Lanao del Norte bring food and water to people forced to take the 32-kilometer journey from Marawi City to Iligan City, many on foot
The NCRPO remains on 'full alert' after the Marawi City clash that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Almost all of the city's 200,000 population have evacuated to nearby Iligan City, says Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr
'With all faiths, we pray that God restore and preserve peace in Mindanao,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella
'The people of Mindanao are tired. We are tired of daily conflicts and of being told that Mindanao is a dreadful place. We are tired of telling ourselves that this war will soon come to an end.'
A judge issues an arrest warrant to Thunders' Enes Kanter after an Istanbul prosecutor opened an investigation into Kanter's alleged 'membership of an armed terrorist organization'
General Eduardo Año says a key aspect of martial law is allowing the military to use private utilities, but that the Armed Forces will exercise discretion in doing so
(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Isnilon Hapilon is still inside Marawi City. 'Hopefully, we will be able to get him,' he adds.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is administrator of martial law, reporting directly to the President. He will have 'several advisers for the areas of Mindanao.'
The son and namesake of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos says President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law proclamation in Mindanao is not an 'overreaction'
The military insists today's martial law has a different context
A total of P1.3 billion worth of stockpile and standby funds are also available, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development
In the report, the President explains that martial law over the entire Mindanao is necessary because of the Maute Group's intent to establish an ISIS province in the region
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo, however, says there should be concrete measures to safeguard against abuse
'[Kapag] alam ninyo na ito'y nakakasama at hindi nakakatulong, ‘wag 'nyo na ho i-post. Baka minsan na lang, kakatukin na lang kayo ng pulis at aarestuhin kayo,' says AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla
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But the military insists this 'does not confirm the clear presence of ISIS' in the Philippines
And whoever says that Congress need not convene to deliberate on the matter had better read the Constitution again
This is perhaps the tactical objective of terrorists attacking democracies: to force countries into draconian measures by increasing the trade-off between security and freedom
Amid the crisis in Marawi, we reflect on these words from Islamic poet Jalaluddin Rumi
At least 31 members of the Maute Group are killed, the Armed Forces of the Philippines says
The military says the terror groups are pinned down, and resorting to these attacks to try to shift the military’s attention from their focus areas
The two Premier League teams of Manchester pledge to an emergency fund to help victims of the recent terror attack
The chain message supposedly confirmed by the PNP chief and spread by Red Cross is not true
Loud explosions and a fire started the day Thursday, May 25, as the military begins clearing operations
Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function
The Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera Administrative Region makes learning about disaster preparedness fun and engaging through its disaster preparedness super hero
As President Duterte expands his targets of opportunity, it is once again Mindanao – yes, his beloved Mindanao – that will be the laboratory of this 21st-century version of Marcos’ war
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'
'We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III