Voting 12-9, the Senate scraps the minority bloc's resolution calling for Congress to convene to tackle the declaration of martial law in Mindanao
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo responds to reports that the defense establishment did not recommend martial law to the commander in chief
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa, who once studied in Marawi City, visits cops there amid the battle against terrorists
Voting 217-4-0, the House of Representatives approves the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte
Representative Edcel Lagman says they plan to question the factual basis for the President's declaration as well as Congress leaders' refusal to convene in a joint session
President Rodrigo Duterte asks the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help bring bring humanitarian assistance to civilians still trapped in Marawi
The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President's report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals 'exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events'
'Do not be happy, Mr President, that we are the collateral damage of war,' Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City
Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Security officials told senators in a private briefing that the military could neutralize the Maute Group even without martial law, the Senate minority bloc says
The President is supposed to attend the International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo from June 5 to 6
(UPDATED) From 55,095 people as of May 28, the crisis has now forced a total of 71,115 people to flee their homes
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But Malacañang declines to comment on the need for a joint congressional session to deliberate on the martial law declaration
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'We urge our President to take back what he said about disregarding Congress and the [SC] and be an example to all public servants,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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What is assigned to Congress is not just a discretion to revoke or not to revoke President Duterte's martial law declaration but a positive duty to review it
At least 12 of the 23 senators favor a joint congressional session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao
There are two other vacant slots left at the Sandiganbayan, plus one more when Associate Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada retires in September
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session
Vice President Leni Robredo, who visited wounded soldiers, says it is 'unjust' to imply that troops can commit crimes
'There's no violation [since] he's just saying it,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
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Representatives Gary Alejano, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Tom Villarin say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot ignore Congress and the Supreme Court over the martial law declaration in Mindanao
'The President swore to uphold and defend the Constitution, not willfully defile it and do only as he wants,' says minority Senator Francis Pangilinan
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says Duterte's remarks on martial law are 'not meant to bypass the Supreme Court or the legislative'
President Rodrigo Duterte also says MNLF, MILF, and NPA rebels can become soldiers, complete with salaries and housing benefits
It makes us lose sight of the true nature of the new threat of terror: that it is ubiquitous, knows no boundaries, and is not only Mindanao's cross to bear
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
Decades of armed conflict have hampered development in Mindanao, where most of the Philippines' poorest regions are located
'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights
The briefing, dubbed 'Mindanao Hour,' will be held every 11am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, starting May 29
'Past experiences are not, and cannot be invoked to object to the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao'
'We call on everyone to remain vigilant, to hold our officials accountable for their actions, to demand to know and to be told the truth at all times,' say all 5 presidents of Ateneo universities
Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.
Father Antonio Moreno urges vigilance 'so that the dark atrocities of martial law under Ferdinand Marcos not be repeated'
Unlike in 2009 when then president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared martial law in Maguindanao, Congress, now filled with Duterte allies, has no plans of convening to discuss his martial law declaration
'If people think that other donors would be without conditions, I would like to see those providers of assistance who have no conditions,' an EU official says
In a statement that does not mention the 'sickening' joke, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine leader just exaggerates in his speech to drive home a point
Ayon sa 1987 Konstitusyon, maaring pigilan o palawigin ng Kongreso ang pagdeklara ng martial law. Maari ring pag-aralan o pigilan ng Korte Suprema ito.
'With all faiths, we pray that God restore and preserve peace in Mindanao,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella
Questions must be asked now, before the freedom to ask is itself lost
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) – which holds power, water, rails, toll roads, logistics, and hospitals in its portfolio – will soon announce a 'big' investment in Mindanao
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is administrator of martial law, reporting directly to the President. He will have 'several advisers for the areas of Mindanao.'