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Duterte OKs reso extending validity of Martial Law victims compensation

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The Congress resolution extends the maintenance, availability, and release of the funds for victims of Marcos Martial Law human rights violations until December 31, 2019

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

Jolo bombing 'more reason' to retain martial law – Malacañang

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The two recent major bombings in Mindanao are 'too little' to prove martial law has been ineffective, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

Philippine security personnel carry a body bag containing the remains of a blast victim after two bombs exploded at a church in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao, on January 27, 2019. - At least 18 people were killed when two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said on January 27, days after voters backed the creation of a new Muslim autonomous region. (Photo by NICKEE BUTLANGAN / AFP)

Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao | Evening wRap

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:10 PM

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[OPINION] Is it really time to move on from Martial Law?

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Certain words and stories lose their power when told too many times. People can’t respond to horror stories and torture porn forever. Is there a better way of remembering Martial Law?

2 days before martial law anniversary, Duterte meets with intel agencies

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the meeting was a 'regular intel briefing' and downplays the threat posed by supposed September 21 sabotage 'plans'

#MartialLaw45 protesters occupy EDSA Quezon Avenue for #DayOfProtest. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

Duterte: Declaring martial law from Russia leaves 'dent' in my record

May 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A day before the martial law and Marawi siege anniversary, President Rodrigo Duterte says it was 'painful' for him to declare martial law from outside the country

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inspection of the firearms surrendered by the ISIS-Maute Group at the Capitol Gymnasium in Sacayo, Marawi City on May 11, 2018. Also in the photo are Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde, Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Guerrero leaves AFP leadership 4 reminders before bowing out

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'Being in the military service is not about you. It is about the institution. It is about the country. It is about the people we serve and secure,' newly retired AFP chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero reminds the officers of the Philippine military

PARTING WORDS. Former military chief General Rey Leonardo Guerrero has some advice to the military leadership as he retires from the service. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mindanaoans most optimistic about Christmas, until...

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey is conducted December 8-16, before floods, landslides, fire, and the extension of martial law happen

FLASH FLOODS. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 18 in the town of Sibuco in Zamboanga Del Norte. Photo from the AFP Western Mindanao Command

Duterte thanks Congress for extending martial law in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:29 PM

By granting his request, the lawmakers understood 'the plight of the Filipino,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

GRATEFUL. President Rodrigo Duterte thanks Congress for granting his request to extend martial law in Mindanao. Presidential Photo

Malacañang urges Filipinos to support martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'We ask the public to stand behind the administration and rally behind our defenders to quell the continuing rebellion in Mindanao,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Joint session on martial law, Duterte on media, Tillerson on North Korea | Midday wRap

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Duterte names obscure terrorist to justify extended martial law

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte is to be believed, a BIFF sub-leader may succeed Isnilon Hapilon as the top leader of the Islamic State in the entire Southeast Asia

BIFF. This file photo shows members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012. File photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Dengvaxia probe, Associate justices on Sereno, Martial law extension | Evening wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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Duterte administration worse than Marcos dictatorship - youth activists

Dec 10, 2017 - 7:28 PM

On International Human Rights Day, youth activists join rights groups that staged protests to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's rights record

Duterte still studying proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao

Dec 10, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Martial law is supposed to expire on December 31 but the military and the police submitted last week separate reports recommending its extension

MARTIAL LAW. File photo of police special forces inspecting vehicles at a checkpoint near the entrance to Marawi. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Day of National Protest, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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Martial law will be lifted after clearing operations in Marawi – Duterte

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) 'It will lifted anytime after things are all ready. There’s a clean up,' says Duterte on Thursday afternoon, September 21

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte along with top military officials visits Camp Ranao, Headquarters of the 103rd Brigade on Marawi city on Thursday, Sept. 21,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Amid malicious messages, organizers gear up for biggest rally on Sept 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:29 PM

'This will be Duterte's baptism of fire,' says Obet de Castro of the Movement Against Tyranny

IN PHOTOS: Activists ‘celebrate’ Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:33 AM

September 11 is the 100th birth anniversary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos

Artist groups Molotov, RESBAK, The Temperamental Brats and KADAMAY hold Blow Out!, a mock birthday party for the 100th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ birth on September 9, 2017 in Quezon City.

Slippery slope of martial law

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:15 AM

We come to the core of the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law decision – how the Court applies the sufficiency of the factual basis test

WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Watch the special session of both branches of Congress live

Martial law extension and the Supreme Court

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:45 AM

We analyze the recent Supreme Court decision which upheld President Duterte’s Proclamation No 216 to discern how the Court might answer anticipated petitions in the event of an extension of martial law in Mindanao

Duterte to make warrantless arrests even without martial law

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The President also says the idea of extending martial law until December came from security officials not him

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of his visit to the 403rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters at Camp Bahian in Barangay Impalambong, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on July 6, 2017, urges the New People's Army to stop their extortion activities. File photo by Malacanang

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

Robredo on martial law extension: Let's listen to the recommendations

Jul 19, 2017 - 5:02 PM

The Vice President hopes Congress will thoroughly discuss the extension of martial law in Mindanao

ROBREDO. Vice President Leni Robredo was given full military honors during the Philippine Air Force (PAF) 70th Founding Anniversary last July 4, 2017 at the Air Force City, Clark Air Base in Pampanga. Photo by Office of the Vice President.

READ: Duterte's letter to Congress asking for martial law extension

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires

DUTERTE'S MEN. President Rodrigo Duterte (center, in white) is flanked by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at Malacañang on July 17. Photo from Malacañang

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Jul 19, 2017 - 10:50 AM

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MARAWI BATTLE. In this file photo, Philippine Marines help in the military offensive against the Maute Group in Marawi City on June 9, 2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte won't lift martial law before SONA 2017

Jul 07, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Ang magsabi sa akin na hindi na critical ang armed forces at ang pulis I do not have an independent study of how things are on the ground Duterte says

DUTERTE ON MARTIAL LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to a reporter about martial law on Friday, July 7. Screen shot from Facebook livestream.

Martial law, Leyte quake, Gulf crisis | Evening wRap

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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Palace: SC ruling shows gov't united vs 'one common enemy'

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The High Court s decision to uphold martial law in Mindanao proves there is a real and present rebellion in Mindanao says Solicitor General Jose Calida

PALACE BRIEFING. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella urges the public to cooperate with local authorities in securing their respective communities. File photo from Presidential Photo

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Jul 03, 2017 - 1:15 PM

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Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Jul 02, 2017 - 1:07 PM

He has insisted he would ignore the findings of the Supreme Court vowing only to listen to recommendations from the armed forces

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex in Digos City on July 1, 2017. Malacanang photo

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 39 civilians slain

Jun 30, 2017 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the Scene of the Crime Operatives corrected an earlier report on the number of cadavers recovered by government troops

DESTRUCTION. Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesman of the Crisis Management Committee, shares these photoso from Banggolo, Marawi City. File photo from Zia Alonto Adiong/Marawi Crisis Management Committee

Duterte, SC and Aguirre, Grenfell Tower | Evening wRap

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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Duterte warns of 'Marcos copycat' martial law

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he can declare martial law a second time if the Supreme Court says there is no factual basis for military rule in Mindanao

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte looks through the scope of a sniper rifle as he leads the inspection of firearms recovered by the troops of the 4th Infantry Division during his visit to the 4th Infantry Division Advance Command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Malacañang photo

Marawi crisis death toll passes 300

Jun 17, 2017 - 6:40 PM

400 fresh troops are airlifted to Marawi City to reinforce government forces

SC asks Congress to explain why they did not convene on martial law

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:18 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment

DOCUMENTS: Read gov't releases on martial law in Mindanao

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler compiles all documents related to President Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao. This page will be constantly updated as needed.

Joining the cabinet meeting are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, Solicitor General Jose Calida, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Acting Interior and Local Government Secretary Catalino Cuy, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, Philipine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  Joining the cabinet meeting are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, Solicitor General Jose Calida, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Acting Interior and Local Government Secretary Catalino Cuy, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año, Philipine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Calida invokes technicality to have martial law petitions dismissed

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida will defend President Duterte in the SC oral arguments against the 3 petitions opposing his declaration of martial law in Mindanao

ORAL ARGUMENTS. This is the second time that Solicitor General Jose Calida participates in SC oral arguments, the first time being for the petition of detained Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Martial law: When Congress defaults, Supreme Court can step in

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Congress’ refusal to convene is tantamount to a waiver in favor of the Supreme Court of the legislature s priority in performing the duty to reviewing the martial law declaration

US, UK, Australia warn nationals after Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:24 AM

We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall the Australian embassy says

SHOOTING INCIDENT. The Resorts World Manila attack on June 2, 2017, prompts foreign embassies to warn their nationals to exercise caution. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DepEd says around 5,000 learners affected by Marawi clashes

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The education department is preparing temporary learning shelters in neighboring cities to accommodate the additional number of learners from Marawi

EVACUEES. ResidentS fleeing Marawi City are cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Maute, Duterte, Trump | Evening wRap

May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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House supports Mindanao martial law, finds no need to revoke it

May 31, 2017 - 7:06 PM

House Resolution Number 1050 in effect rejects the Makabayan bloc s resolution calling for a joint session to revoke martial law in Mindanao

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. Cabinet secretaries swear to tell the truth during their briefing with lawmakers on the Mindanao martial law. This briefing led to the drafting of House Resolution 1050 in the afternoon of May 31. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte may suspend writ of habeas corpus in Visayas

May 31, 2017 - 6:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this plan is just a precautionary measure in case terrorists transfer venue to the Visayas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the troopers of the Joint TaSk Force (JTF) Sulu prior to his visit to the wounded soldiers at Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu on May 27, 2017. Joining the President are Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and JTF Sulu Commander Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana among others. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

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Suarez-led House minority supports martial law in Mindanao

May 31, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The Marawi attack by the Maute Group may be tantamount to rebellion which justifies the declaration of martial law from a legal perspective says Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

HOUSE MINORITY. Representatives Lito Atienza, Danilo Suarez, Harry Roque, and John Bertiz hold a press conference on May 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez: House monitoring martial law in Mindanao, to 'step in' if needed

May 31, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez gives the assurance to the public a day after he told martial law critics to shut up if they are not from Mindanao

'COUNTER-BALANCE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers a speech before lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, and national security officials on May 31. File photo by Rappler