Martial Law in the Philippines
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House wants to extend validity of Martial Law victims’ compensation

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

(UPDATED) Without congressional action, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board's account with the Land Bank of the Philippines holding P792.628 million shall be maintained only until August 11

COMPENSATION. Martial Law victims and their kins get compensation from the Human Rights Victims Clams Board. File photo by Rappler

Martial law not part of 'radical changes,' says Duterte

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:05 PM

At least one of the government entities to be transferred under Malacañang is headed by a secretary, according to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Philippines-Korea Business Forum and Luncheon at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea on June 5, 2018, assures Korean companies that their business ventures in the Philippines will be safe as he continues to strengthen law and order as well as eliminate corruption in government. Malacañang Photo

Con-Com proposes adding 'lawless violence' as grounds for martial law

May 23, 2018 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Lawless violence' will be defined as 'terrorism' and 'violent extremism,' says ex-military man and Consultative Committee member Ferdinand Bocobo

SC martial law ruling 'enables rise of an emboldened authoritarian' – Leonen

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:10 PM

'The majority’s decision in this case aligns us towards the same dangerous path. It erodes this Court’s role as our society’s legal conscience,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

MARCOS REINCARNATION. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the Supreme Court's majority ruling on the martial law re-extension is a reincarnation of the past rulings which were 'complicit in the suffering of our people' during the Marcos era.

NPA conflict may be used as ground for 'perpetual martial law'

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:46 PM

'This precedent dangerously suggests a perpetual violation of people's constitutional rights,' says Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa in his dissenting opinion on the re-extension of martial law in Mindanao

DISSENTING OPINION. Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa says his colleagues' decision set a dangerous precedent towarda a perpetual martial law.

Calida: Nothing can stop Duterte, Congress from further extending martial law

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:09 PM

‘The issue is a political question that judicial review cannot delve into,’ says Solicitor General Jose Calida

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SC’s Bersamin pushes for broader criteria to declare martial law

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin tells Christian Monsod, a drafter of the 1987 Constitution, that current version of the constitution has been ‘emasculated’

MARTIAL LAW. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin says the 1987 Constitution is not enough to address present-day threats to the safety of Filipinos. Photo from the Supreme Court

Leonen: Why no intel given to Congress during martial law deliberations?

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Hearing oral arguments on martial law's extension, the Supreme Court associate justice says Malacañang cited threats from a minor operative of a terrorist group

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman along with other petitioners attend the oral arguments on the 1-year extension of the Martial Law in Mindanao by the Supreme Court in Manila on January 16, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC orders DND, AFP, PNP chiefs to attend martial law oral arguments

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Military chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero attends the first day of the oral arguments on petitions against the extension of martial law in Mindanao

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rosales, Hilbay join petitions vs martial law extension

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay also file a motion for consolidation to join other petitions already scheduled for oral arguments next week

PETITION VS MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO. Former CHR chief Etta Rosales (left) and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay hold up the petition they filed against martial law in Mindanao on on January 12, 2018. Photo from the Twitter page of Florin Hilbay

Calida: SC has no power to review martial law extension

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Though the Supreme Court has retained its power to review martial law proclamations, Solicitor General Jose Calida says a proclamation is different from an extension

Solicitor General Jose Calida attends the first oral argument on the petition to lift the martial law in Mindanao at the Supreme Court in Manila on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Dec 29, 2017 - 7:22 PM

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SC orders government to answer petition vs martial law

Dec 29, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The court en banc declares the petition sufficient in form and substance

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Dec 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Malacañang: ’Perpetual’ martial law will never happen

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:48 PM

'Martial law in perpetuity is a scenario that neither the President, Congress or the Supreme Court will allow as it is patently unconstitutional,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PNP chief Dela Rosa asks: 'Why fear martial law?'

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'Desisyon niya 'yan, hindi ko siya papangunahan, it is dependent on his own determination. Anyway, bakit, takot na takot ba kayo sa martial law?,' asks PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Isang taon pang batas militar sa lupang ipinangako

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw, inilalayo ng isang taong batas militar sa Mindanao ang Pilipinas sa kanlungan ng demokrasya at inilalapit sa kahibangan ng isang diktadura

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

So, how far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism?

Duterte on nationwide martial law: All options on the table

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People's Army steps up attacks

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

LIST: How the House voted on martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:58 PM

How did your representative vote on the request to extend martial law in Mindanao?

JOINT SESSION. Congress meets at the Batasang Pambasa to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

For the second time, Sulu lawmaker pushes for nationwide martial law

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Kausug Tausug Representative Shernee Abubakar Tan says the 'good' experience of Mindanao under martial rule should be replicated in Luzon and Visayas

WHY NOT NATIONWIDE? Kusug Tausug Representative Shernee Abubakar Tan wants martial law to be declared all over the country. Screenshot from the House livestream

Congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2018

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

After 4 hours of deliberations, lawmakers grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year to 'totally eradicate' Islamic State-inspired terror groups

EXTENDED AGAIN. The 17th Congress further extends the declaration of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dimaporo questions removal of local officials' power over cops

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The National Police Commission earlier stripped some Mindanao local chief executives of their power over police, citing various reasons

WHY REMOVE THOSE POWERS? Lanao de Norte 1st District Representative Mohamad Kalid, during a joint session for the request to extend martial law, questions earlier moves to strip Mindanao chief executives of their authority of local police units. Screenshot from the House website

Marawi mayor backs extended martial law to 'keep terrorists away'

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request to Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for a year

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Why 1-year martial law extension? Security officials give different answers

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza argues that the request goes against the 'intention' of the framers of the 1987 Constitution 'that never again should any president be allowed to utilize martial law indefinitely'

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Officials from the executive, including the security sector, defend their request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Screenshot from the House livestream

Medialdea: Not 'unlimited martial law' but 'unlimited peace'

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a year-long martial law extension in Mindanao will help security forces address the 'ongoing security concerns and continuing acts of rebellion' in Mindanao

'UNLIMITED PEACE'. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will aid in the rehabilitation of Marawi and overall security in Mindanao. Malacañang photo

Jetlagged? Dela Rosa forgets PNP-suggested martial law time frame

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:11 PM

'Kararating ko lang. Hindi ko pa alam kung ilang years ba 'yung kwan,' the visibly fazed top cop tells reporters, when asked why he favored an extension of martial rule in Mindanao

HOW MANY YEARS? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa could not recall how long they recommended that martial law in Mindanao be extended. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lagman on Duterte's martial law extension: violation of Constitution

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Representative Edcel Lagman argues there's no more basis for an extension of martial law in Mindanao

CITY IN RUIN. Months of fighting leaves parts of the city in ruin. Rappler photo

Supreme Court affirms martial law in Mindanao

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Newly-appointed Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr and Alexander Gesmundo join the majority and vote to affirm the decision

Marcos not a hero, critics assert a year after hero's burial

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:40 PM

'Honors undeserved do not transform the undeserving,' says former solicitor general Florin Hilbay

LOYALISTS. Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos gather in Manila on November 7, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima slams Duterte in two September 21 protests

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte

Nuns and priests to Duterte: 'Magpo-protesta kami hangga't kailangan'

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:07 PM

'Kailangan nating iparating sa pamamagitan ng pagdalo at pakikisama rito para marinig, at sana marinig nga, na maitama ang dapat na maitama dahil binigay natin sa kanya ang boto ng bayan,' says Colegio de San Juan de Letran rector Fr Clarence Marquez

STOP THE KILLINGS. Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross braved the rain in Luneta to protest against extrajudicial killings. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Churches show force in biggest rally under Duterte

Sep 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

From Catholics to Aglipayans to Born Again Christians, church members say the killings in the war on drugs contradict the commandments of God

PRAYER POWER. A Filipino prays inside San Agustin Church on September 21, 2017, during a Mass for a day of massive protests against drug-related killings and other forms of tyranny. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

On the 45th Martial Law anniversary, SPIT Manila talks about the value of presence

Sep 22, 2017 - 3:39 PM

In a world saturated with outspoken keyboard activists, these artists are keeping the true spirit of protest alive

Martial Law anniversary protests: Millennials own the fight

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Young people show up at protest rallies across the country on September 21 to stand up and fight for human rights and freedoms for their generation

Cops scramble to pin down real numbers in pro-Duterte rally

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The PNP National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) counts the Plaza Miranda rally to peak at 7,000 while the Manila Police District (MPD) tallies more than double, recording 16,000

PACKED. Pro-Duterte protesters in Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Luneta protesters urge Duterte to stop killings, halt return to dictatorship

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The loudest and most repeated call at the Luneta was for President Rodrigo Duterte to end the drug war and assure Filipinos he will not expand coverage of martial law

TAKING A STAND. Protesters at Luneta sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?' from Les Miserables. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Rody's cube: Duterte's many faces burn on Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The effigy depicts the 'different faces' of President Rodrigo Duterte whom the militant protesters now describe as an authoritarian leader in the mold of Marcos

MULTI-FACETED. An effigy showing the face of President Rodrigo Duterte called "Rudy's cube" was being burned at Mendiola on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Through 'Ka Pepe,' Sereno reflects on human rights in PH

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raises the challenges confronting human rights today, as a monument of the late Jose 'Ka Pepe' Diokno is unveiled on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

REMEMBERING KA PEPE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, CHR Chairman Chito Gascon, and former president Benigno Aquino III lead the unveiling of the Jose Diokno monument inside the CHR compound. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

IN PHOTOS: PH stars remember the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:48 PM

Agot Isidro, Pen Medina, Saab Magalona, and more perform and participate in the protests to remember the declaration of Martial Law

Indigenous peoples march to ask Duterte to lift martial law in Mindanao

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Some 2,000 members of minority groups join the Mendiola rally on September 21, telling stories of how government troops have attacked their schools and communities

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bello to Duterte: 'Reverse course' or Filipinos may 'throw you out'

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'This is really a massacre that has taken place... He has to listen because if he doesn't listen, the people are going to throw him out eventually,' says former congressman Walden Bello

Bantayog speakers Walden Belo and Jean Enriquez. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Weeks after CA rejection, Mariano joins anti-Duterte protest

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:54 PM

While he still refuses to call his former boss a dictator, former agrarian reform secretary Rafael Mariano warns President Rodrigo Duterte that his administration is showing signs of one-man rule and favoring the powerful

IN THE STREETS. Rejected DAR chief Rafael Mariano shouts against President Duterte in Mendiola. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Thousands join national protest to remind Filipinos of Marcos' Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) Students and youth groups begin demonstrations for the 45th anniversary of Martial Law with a rally at UP Diliman, to oppose what they fear would be nationwide military rule under the Duterte administration

PH losing soul to 'Father of Lies' – Archbishop Villegas

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

'To keep quiet in the face of evil is a sin,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, as Filipinos mark the 45th anniversary of martial law in the face of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte

'BAYAN, GUMISING!' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Filipinos to wake up to killings, fake news, and other abuses, as the Philippines marks the 45th anniversary of martial law. File photo courtesy of Sabins Studio

Gone too soon: 7 youth leaders killed under Martial Law

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) On the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, we look back at some of the bright, idealistic youth leaders whose lives were cut short under the Marcos regime

LIVES CUT SHORT. Some of those who died under the martial law regime were bright, idealistic youth leaders.

MAPS: Protest activities on September 21, Martial Law anniversary

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:00 AM

See where marches, rallies, and other protest activities are happening on Thursday, September 21, the 45th anniversary of Marcos' Martial Law declaration

STOP THE KILLINGS. On the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of martial law, groups from the Southern Tagalog region troop to Camp Aguinaldo Thursday morning, September 21, 2017, to protest continuing violations of human rights under the Duterte administration. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Traffic advisory for September 21 National Day of Protest

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM

While there are no road closures, the Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit expects some roads to be impassable