Proclamation 216 - updates

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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.

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