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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

Palace taps Coast Guard to implement state of nat'l emergency

Sep 30, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Memorandum Order No 4 expands the implementing guidelines of the state of national emergency ordering the Philippine Coast Guard to intensify enforcement of maritime security

MARITIME SECURITY. BRP Tubbataha, an MRRV-4401, is leaving the Yokohama shipyard on August 11, 2016. Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

De Lima: Palace guidelines on state of nat'l emergency 'prone to abuse'

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Senator Leila De Lima – deemed the fiercest critic of President Duterte – expects the declaration to be questioned before the Supreme Court

State of nat'l emergency: More police, military in malls, train stations

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:57 PM

UPDATED The Palace releases guidelines for implementing President Duterte s declaration of state of national emergency on account of lawless violence

STATE OF LAWLESSNESS. At least 14 people died while scores were injured after an explosion at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Sptember 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Palace releases proclamation on state of nat'l emergency

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:48 AM

2ND UPDATE In issuing Proclamation 55 Malacañang cites credible threats of further terror attacks and other similar acts of violence by lawless elements in other parts of the country including the metropolitan areas

SECURITY FORCES. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel patrol the streets of Manila on September 3, 2016 as Davao city and central Manila is placed on high alert following the Davao City blast. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Duterte signs state of nat'l emergency proclamation

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:46 PM

UPDATED Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms President Rodrigo Duterte signed a proclamation declaring a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Making sense of Duterte's declaration of state of lawlessness

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:37 AM

For now Duterte s declaration does not appear to lead us to a slippery slope But we must be vigilant

TROOPS. President Duterte with soldiers in a recent visit to a camp in the Visayas.

What's a 'state of lawlessness'?

Sep 03, 2016 - 10:05 AM

UPDATED Expect to see more soldiers policemen and checkpoints in key areas Curfews can be imposed as the need arises