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Comelec 'not ready' to proclaim senators this weekend

May 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Commission on Elections says it aims to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups 'in one day but not at the same time'

CANVASSING VOTES. The canvassing of votes for senators and party-list groups is ongoing at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Suspend proclamation of senators amid alleged fraud – Caritas

May 15, 2019 - 11:31 PM

'We are calling to suspend the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates until the allegation of fraud is resolved,' says Caritas Philippines executive secretary Father Edwin Gariguez

CANVASSING OF VOTES. The Commission on Elections, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, canvasses votes for senators and party-list groups at the Philippine International Convention Center on May 15, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Judge Andres Soriano junks appeals of DOJ, Trillanes

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano stands by his October 22 ruling denying an arrest warrant for Trillanes, and upholding the legality of Proclamation 572

TRILLANES CASE. Makati RTC Branch 148  Judge Andres Soriano denies the motions for reconsideration filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the DOJ. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Trillanes wants Makati Judge to reverse ruling on legality of Proclamation 572

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The plan to appeal comes even as the Supreme Court is currently discussing a petition by Trillanes questioning the same thing – the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572

AMNESTY. Senator Antonio Trillanes at the Senate on October 22, 2018, after receiving the decision of Makati RTC Branch 148 that kept his freedom. Rappler screenshot

EXPLAINER: What Judge Soriano means in saying Duterte's Proclamation No. 572 is 'legal'

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Law professor Ted Te downplays fears of a possible effect of Judge Soriano's ruling, simply because ‘a trial court is not binding’

'GUTSY' Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano is hailed by law professors for his "gutsy" decision that allows opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to keep his freedom. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Guevarra: Up to Duterte if he wants to review other amnesties

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'For now, the focus is on Senator Trillanes,' says the justice secretary

Secretary Menardo Guevarra during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Justice and its attached agency on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Reporter testifies with amnesty officials: I saw Trillanes apply

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

GMA News Online news editor Mark Merueñas, who was a defense reporter in 2011, takes the stand before Makati Judge Andres Soriano

TRILLANES AMNESTY. Former DND ad hoc committee secretariat head Colonel Josefa Berbigal is the one of the main defense witnesses to attest that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed his application form for amnesty. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

TIMELINE: Trillanes, from mutiny to amnesty

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) In his continuing legal saga from 2003 to present, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV scores a major victory on October 22, 2018, after a Makati court rejects a government petition for his non-bailable arrest

Left photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP, right photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

TIMELINE: Gov't gaps, retractions in voiding Trillanes amnesty

Sep 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

We trace the events and statements surrounding Proclamation No. 572, which has gripped the nation for the past week

[OPINION] Duterte’s vendetta against Senator Trillanes

Sep 08, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Relishing in their recent success against Sereno, Duterte and Calida with the active support of Justice Secretary Guevarra, are emboldened to do more by replicating their dirty trick against Senator Trillanes

DOCUMENT: Proclamation No. 572 voiding Trillanes' amnesty

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Here's a copy of President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No 572 voiding amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and ordering the military and police to apprehend him

Sen. Trillanes chair of the committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation joint with Science and Technology; Education, Arts and Culture; and Finance, shows some documents on the screen re Sol Gen Calida’s direct involvement of the Vigilant Investigative & Security Agency (VISA) which has contract with some government agencies. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec suspends proclamation of barangay, SK winners in 3 Bicol provinces

May 17, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Assistant Regional Director Romeo Serrano says these 7 winning candidates are from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

Comelec won’t proclaim winning but unqualified barangay, SK bets

May 14, 2018 - 5:18 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The proclamation of 639 candidates has been suspended either because they were overaged or failed to meet residency requirements

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. Filipinos cast their votes at Pio del Pilar Elementary School in Makati City on May 14, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte signs proclamation placing 3 barangays in Boracay under state of calamity

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:08 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Malacañang has yet to issue an Executive Order on the closure of Boracay, even after the island has been shut down to tourists

Boracay, Philippines/ Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

EOs, proclamations, issuances show Duterte’s priorities

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a total of 530 executive orders, proclamations, laws, and other major documents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Malacañang Photo

Duterte signs proclamation labeling CPP-NPA as terrorist group

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says this is due to the 'continued violent acts of the CPP-NPA which sow and create a condition of widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace'

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Duterte: 'If Joma Sison comes here, I will arrest him'

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'Better still, I will not allow him to enter his native land, and that is a very painful experience,' President Rodrigo Duterte says of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison

HOMECOMING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the San Beda Law Annual Alumni Homecoming at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City on November 24, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

#WalangPasok: Duterte declares Oct 26 holiday in Cebu for Vidal's burial

Oct 23, 2017 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte issues Proclamation Number 333 to allow Cebuanos to pay their last respects to Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal

DUTERTE'S VISIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a message during his visit to the wake of former Archbishop of Cebu Ricardo Vidal at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on October 23, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential photo

Duterte proclamation warns against Sept 21 'infiltrators'

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Malacañang tells protesters to be 'vigilant' of persons who will instigate violence during the rallies to provoke law enforcers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017, reiterates that he will remain steadfast in his campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

What Duterte's proclamation says about Marcos' Martial Law

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Malacañang describes it as a time of 'human rights violations, arbitrary state interventions, rampant corruption, and disregard of fundamental civil liberties'

Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

'NO HERO.' About a thousand Moro, Lumad Cordillerans and other natinal minorities join the rest of the Filipino people rally at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte decision to declare former President Ferdinand Marcos Birthday Sept 11 as a local holiday im Ilocos Norte . Photo by Maria Tan

Estelito Mendoza defends Marcos martial law, says SC backed it

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The solicitor general of Ferdinand Marcos fails to mention the extent of the dictator s influence over the judiciary

MARCOS DEFENDER. Lawyer Estelito Mendoza gives his lecture during the "Marcos 100 Forum." Photo by Marcos Presidential Center

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims 90 of Mindanao residents support martial rule in their region

MINDANAOAN. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez raises the gavel during Congress joint session on the extension of martial law in Mindanao on July 22. Photo by Rappler

Pangilinan fears nationwide martial law

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President s grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Senator Francis Pangilinan explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

READ: Lawmakers explain votes on Mindanao martial law extension

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:25 AM

How do senators and lawmakers justify their vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31?

THE VOTE. Congress holds a special joint session to vote on the President's request to extend martial law in Mindanao on July 22. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Congress a 'mere echo chamber' after martial law extension – Drilon

Jul 23, 2017 - 6:05 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon argues there is no evidence presented to establish the necessity of putting the entire Mindanao under a longer martial rule

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Senator Franklin Drilon explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Martial law has 'no strategic contribution' to anti-terrorism ops – Hontiveros

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:51 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros believes government troops do not need an extended period of martial law to quell the rebel forces in Mindanao

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Senator Risa Hontiveros explains her vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Congress must uphold 'civilian supremacy' over the military – Tinio

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:42 AM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says history has proven that armed rebellion is not the solution to address the problems in Mindanao

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Antonio Tinio explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Admin's chosen solution for Marawi crisis 'worse' than its cause – Castro

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:35 AM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro believes there was no valid ground for the government to declare martial law in Mindanao in the first place

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative France Castro explains her vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Marawi siege just 'lawless violence', not actual rebellion – Lagman

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:27 AM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman maintains President Rodrigo Duterte had no sufficient factual basis in declaring martial law in Mindanao

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Edcel Lagman explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

By extending martial law, Congress blind from history's lessons – De Jesus

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:19 AM

Hindi puwedeng magbulag bulagan ang Kongreso sa kawalan ng mga kongkretong batayan ng rebelyon at threat to public safety says Gabriela Represenative Emmi de Jesus as she opposed the martial law extension

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Emmi de Jesus explains her vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Martial law a 'clear and present danger' to Mindanaoans – Brosas

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:17 AM

Paano kung gayon magiging lunas ang isang bagay na lalong nagpapalala ng sakit? asks Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas as she opposed the martial law extension in Mindanao

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Arlene Brosas explains her vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Restoring peace in Mindanao a battle for all Filipinos – Tugna

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:13 AM

CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna argues the country must win at all costs against the terrorists attacking parts of Mindanao

PRO-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Sherwin Tugna explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

'Inhuman' to extend martial law in Mindanao – Zarate

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:11 AM

Kalabisan ang pagpataw ng martial law says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate as he explains his no vote for the extension of the Mindanao martial rule

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Carlos Zarate explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Martial law extension may 'normalize authoritarianism' – Belmonte

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:01 AM

Paano kung masanay tayo? asks Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte as he warned against the possible effects of an extended martial law

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM  ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

WATCH: Congress agrees to extend martial law in Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:54 PM

The overwhelming vote for the extension is not surprising as President Duterte counts majority of lawmakers as allies Mara Cepeda files this report

LIST: How the 17th Congress voted on the martial law extension

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:20 PM

A total of 261 lawmakers voted in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao 18 voted against it and zero abstained

FULL HOUSE. Members of the 17th Congress hold a special session on the extension of martial law in Mindanao on July 22, 207. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Congress extends martial law to December 31

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:49 PM

3rd UPDATE Lawmakers vote 261 18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao

Congressmen gesture a thumbs up in favour of the martial law extension during the special session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on July 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marawi resident makes emotional plea vs martial law abuses

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED Samira Gutoc Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations unburied bodies and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown

VOICE OF MARAWI. Samira Gutoc-Tomawis tearfully faces pro-Duterte lawmakers on July 22, 2016k to talk about human rights abuses under the Mindanao martial law. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana faces a joint session of Congress on July 22, 2017. Photo from the office of Senator Francis Pangilinan

SC gave Duterte too much leeway, Lagman tells justices

Jul 21, 2017 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED In his motion for reconsideration Representative Lagman says the martial law ruling emasculated the Court s jurisdiction to review the factual basis of a martial law proclamation

MARTIAL LAW APPEAL. Petitioners Representative Edcel Lagman with Neri Colmenares and Magdalo partylist Gary Alejano attend the 1st oral argument on the petition to lift martial law in Mindanao at the Supreme Court in Manila on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:24 PM

LP legislators promise to properly assess whether or not Congress should grant President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

PROPER DEBATE. The Liberal Party issues a statement ahead of Congress' joint session on the martial law extension in Mindanao.

Post-Marawi siege, ‘overwhelmed’ SC justices favored martial law – Lagman

Jul 05, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Though disagreeing with a majority of the justices anti martial law petitioner and opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says he will respect the ruling of the Supreme Court

RESPECT THE RULING. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, who is against martial law in Mindanao, says he will respect the decision of the SC. File photo by Rappler

Palace releases proclamation on nat'l mourning 4 days late

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Duterte s proclamation designates June 13 to 16 2017 as days of mourning for soldiers and police who died in Marawi But Malacañang releases it on June 20

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Calida says martial law declaration meant to make terrorists 'listen'

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:20 PM

UPDATED Solicitor General Jose Calida admits to the High Court that martial law does not give the President additional powers but only delivers the punch of an exclamation point

TOP MARTIAL LAW DEFENDER. Solicitor General Jose Calida, the government's top defender of the martial law in Mindanao, prepares before Day 2 of the Supreme Court (SC) oral arguments on June 14, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

SC's Carpio: No evidence of rebellion in other parts of Mindanao

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asks Calida to submit intelligence reports pointing to 'actual rebellion' elsewhere in Mindanao to justify the region-wide martial law declaration

File photo of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (second from left). Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

Lawyers to Duterte: Stop martial law abuses in Marawi

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Lanao del Sur says it is utterly shocked by the sheer magnitude of abuses against innocent civilians in Marawi

UNDER ATTACK. In this photo, a Philippine Marines armored personnel carrier speeds away as black smoke billows from burning houses after military helicopters fired rockets at militant positions in Marawi City, May 30, 2017. Ted Aljibe/AFP

LOOK: Duterte proclamation declaring martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:10 AM

Proclamation No 216 also suspends the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao

The President had to cut his official visit to the Russian Federation short as he had to oversee the terror crisis which has erupted in Marawi City. He then thanked Russia President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation government for giving him and the Philippines' delegation a warm welcome. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte declares Jan 25 'Day of National Remembrance' for SAF 44

Feb 26, 2017 - 5:55 PM

I ask all our countrymen to remember the heroism of the SAF 44 and recall the daily sacrifices of our uniformed personnel for the sake of the continued peace and security of our nation says the President in a proclamation

Remembering his dead father, the boy in the photo wears a ‘SAF 44’ haircut as he and his mother attend the meeting with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte a day before the second death anniversary of the fallen 44 Special Action Force troopers at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on January 24, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo