'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.'
President Rodrigo Duterte also says he has ordered Presidential Adviser on OFWs Abdullah Mamao to see if some of the terrorists are willing to 'talk peace' with him
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 tighter grip on reality – through data and evidence – may be one of the best ways to brace ourselves against this new, rising wave of authoritarian rule
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
Former president Fidel V. Ramos says, 'We would be much higher now in the ranking of nations, in the appreciation of other nations about the Philippines, if we did not have martial law. As a military man, pagmasdan mo ang lalim ng sinasabi ko.'
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President Rodrigo Duterte submits his report to the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday evening, May 25
The EU says there 'is no lack of other countries' to help if Europe is 'not welcome to provide money' to the Philippines
President Duterte’s strategy of de-emphasizing and compartmentalizing, while not abandoning, the territorial and maritime issues, is a wise move that can pay off if done smartly
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that Moscow is willing to help Manila fight drugs and terrorism
While declaring support for martial law, former president and now Manila Mayor Estrada tells President Duterte that peace talks, in his experience, do not work
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida says they are confident they will be able to prove to the SC that martial law in Mindanao has sufficient basis
'Responsible officials of this administration [should] personally brief senators on the declaration of martial law,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
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Released 2 months later and before Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, survey results show a 'very good' rating for government's efforts to help the poor but a 'moderate' rating for fighting inflation and recovering the Marcoses' ill-gotten wealth
The two countries sign a total of 10 deals, including a defense agreement, deal to share intelligence, and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes
President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Manila-based police officials and all Mindanao regional directors two days after he declared martial law in Mindanao
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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
By declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte has 'summoned the ghost of Marcos,' says Human Rights Watch
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.
(UPDATED) The league, which is composed of governors, the local chief executives of the country's provinces, commit to being vigilant especially on security matters in their respective areas. In a separate statement, they are joined by their city and barangay officials.
But should President Rodrigo Duterte expand military rule beyond Mindanao and seek an extension, tourism and trade may suffer
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