Proclamation No. 216 also suspends the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao
The rainy season would likely begin between May 28 and June 8, says state weather bureau PAGASA
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.
The league, which is composed of governors, the local chief executives of the country's provinces, commit to be vigilant especially on security matters in their respective areas
The military declares facilities previously occupied by local terror groups – including the Amai Pakpak Medical Center – 'cleared of Maute presence'
But should President Rodrigo Duterte expand military rule beyond Mindanao and seek an extension, tourism and trade may suffer
Sporadic clashes continue, but the military claims the situation is already under its control
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says 'it depends on Congress' whether martial law will continue even after the Marawi crisis has been resolved
(UPDATED) A classified transcript obtained by Rappler via US-based The Intercept, shows that President Rodrigo Duterte views North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as the 'madman' of this generation
Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government, but to what extent?
President Rodrigo Duterte extends the tour of duty of AFP chief General Eduardo Año by 6 months following his martial law declaration in Mindanao
"'Pag bibigyan mo ng palugit si Duterte, ang susunod nito buong Pilipinas na. Sinasanay niya, kinokondisyon niya isipan ng mamamayan na martial law ay okay lang,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Top defense and security officials were in Russia when supposed members of the Maute Group clashed with government forces in Marawi City
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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
(UPDATED) In a last-minute bilateral meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin tells President Duterte he understands why he must return to Manila early
In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law
'If I declare martial law in Mindanao, I will solve all that ails the island,' President Rodrigo Duterte said 4 days before placing the island group under military rule
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says security checks are in place both on land and at sea
The Abu Sayyaf senior leader – believed to have been heavily wounded in Butig, Lanao del Sur, in January – resurfaces in Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23
(UPDATED) The Presidential Communications Operations Office says President Rodrigo Duterte will leave Russia at 5 am on Wednesday, May 24, Manila time
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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.
House ways and means committee chairperson Dakila Cua estimates P157.2 billion in government revenues will be generated from the tax reform package in its first year of implementation
(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
Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing says collection will be used to assist sugar farmers and fund school-based feeding programs
The House ways and means committee chairman says the package aims to generate revenue for social welfare, infrastructure, education, healthcare, job generation, among others
What does Russia stand to gain from rolling out the red carpet for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his delegation?
Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town
(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law
The 6 Filipinos are set to return to the Philippines a few days after President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Russia
The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe
(3rd UPDATE) The situation worsens towards evening as the Maute Group occupies a public hospital – the Amai Pakpak Medical Center
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'We are in solidarity with the United Kingdom in addressing and combating violent extremism,' says Malacañang
'Our goal is that when you walk in, you will be able to apply for your passport,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
A second successive runner up finish bodes well for the future of Pinay football
What exactly constitutes 'responsible mining'?
The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives
'The context was not threatening each other that we'll go to war,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
(UPDATED) Both camps commit to resolve contentious issues to complete talks on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-economic Reforms or CASER
(UPDATED) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives with his official delegation and contingent of businessmen for a 4-day visit to Russia
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Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?
Jollibee Foods Corporation says the naughty performance was 'a deviation from the standard mascot and party guidelines'