'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
Proclamation No. 216 also suspends the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao
President Rodrigo Duterte is already threatening to expand his Martial Law declaration to cover the entire country. If there's anything we learned, he doesn't make empty threats about martial law.
'Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons ... humingi ng tamang instructions,' says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla
Groups condemn the declaration of martial law, saying 'it will only worsen the instability in Marawi City'
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Mindanao State University's satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City
Department of Education schools will not be used as evacuation centers for those affected by the clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says 'it depends on Congress' whether martial law will continue even after the Marawi crisis has been resolved
The Manila Police District says it is on full alert to prevent the clashes in Marawi City from spilling over to the nation's capital
People are packed in private and public vehicles with whatever possessions they can bring with them, some toting livestock and pets
Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government, but to what extent?
The Commission on Human Rights also urges legislators to exercise due diligence when they review the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration
President Rodrigo Duterte extends the tour of duty of AFP chief General Eduardo Año by 6 months following his martial law declaration in Mindanao
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says 3 evacuation centers are also in place in neighboring Iligan City, as families begin fleeing Marawi City
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he may expand martial law to Luzon and Visayas if the threat of ISIS persists
'I cannot gamble with ISIS because they are everywhere,' President Rodrigo Duterte says a day after he declared martial law in Mindanao
Top defense and security officials were in Russia when supposed members of the Maute Group clashed with government forces in Marawi City
The PNP appeals to the public to be responsible in sharing information
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The New People's Army releases Technical Sergeant Joseph Paredes nearly a month after he was abducted by communist rebels in Valencia City
Here's how you can help residents of Marawi City, amid clashes between the Philippine military and local terrorists
(UPDATED) Trump's audience with the pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his first overseas tour, lasts just under half an hour and concludes with both men in apparently jovial mood
Members of the Senate and House of Representatives want authorities to explain what truly happened, with some saying local government officials might be involved
Martial rule will help address Mindanao's peace and order problems, say lawmakers from the region
Vice President Leni Robredo says the best thing to do now is to support the government as it fights terrorists in Marawi City
Bishop Edwin dela Peña says the local terror group has also 'torched' the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Marawi
Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra says the declaration of martial law in Mindanao is 'timely' but the government must ensure respect for human rights while it is in effect
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the Constitution mandates Congress to convene once the President submits its report detailing his reasons for declaring martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) In a last-minute bilateral meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin tells President Duterte he understands why he must return to Manila early
'Any group who sows terror and then dares to say that they do it in the name of Islam should be ashamed,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman
In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea
(UPDATED) Anne Curtis, Iñigo Pascual, Coleen Garcia, and more take to social media to express oneness with the people of Lanao del Sur's capital
Social media erupts after the Philippine government announces that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) The Presidential Communications Operations Office says President Rodrigo Duterte will leave Russia at 5 am on Wednesday, May 24, Manila time
Clashes erupt in Marawi City Tuesday afternoon, May 23. At the end of the day, President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law in all of Mindanao.
(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte cuts short his trip to Russia, as Maute Group members attack Marawi City in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Residents call on the government to send fire trucks as 3 separate fires break out in the city
A police senior inspector dies during the clash with lawless elements in the capital city of Lanao del Sur
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who is in Russia with President Rodrigo Duterte, also says the President is 'keenly following' developments in Marawi City
The hashtag #PrayforMarawi tops Twitter's trending topics in the Philippines as the clash between government forces and the Maute terror group worsened towards evening
Residents post photos of the raging battle in Marawi City
(UPDATED) It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan, and Bohol. A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened.
(2ND UPDATE) Basketball star Enes Kanter blames Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom he calls the 'Hitler of our century,' for his hours-long detention in Bucharest
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization
The Quezon City Council reasons that the condominium complex will not damage the surrounding community and will even help in development as it aims to provide 'affordable' housing
(UPDATED) Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano asks police and military to provide round-the-clock security for the 159 farmers lin Tagum City for two days