Rappler's latest stories on martial law
'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
(UPDATED) American lawyer Robert Swift claims the ruling is binding on the Philippine government despite the earlier decision of the Department of Justice to cancel the settlement
The Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice and Presidential Commission on Good Government unanimously withdraw from the agreement
In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’
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
We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator
‘Accuracy is not the question here,’ says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, one of the 9 justices who outvoted original member in charge Justice Caguioa
The en banc votes 9-4 to dismiss 4 petitions that questioned the third extension of martial law in Mindanao
The Aquinos, the Catholic Church, and critics of Marcos and Martial Law, are the top targets of disinformation in the 133 claims that Rappler fact-checked in 2018
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida insists 23 factions of Moro rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS
But with baselines and deadlines unclear, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen says it could mean that martial law can last until the end of Duterte’s term
(UPDATED) Some incidents ‘seem to be for motives other than rebellion,’ says Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa, the member-in-charge
The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines points out that safety is a top concern of companies eyeing investments in the country
The two recent major bombings in Mindanao are 'too little' to prove martial law has been ineffective, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The senatorial hopeful was 17 years old when Martial Law was proclaimed, but was already turning 31 in 1986, the year her family was exiled from the Philippines
Justices want to assess whether the report can be tackled in the upcoming oral arguments, or if it warrants an executive session
(3rd UPDATE) What petitioners can hope for are new views from the new justices
The greatest danger in the repeated and poorly justified extension of martial law is that it’s a slippery slope to a similar declaration nationwide. Will Congress continue to throw all economic sense out the window?
(UPDATED) The hearings are scheduled for January 22 and 23
The opposition bloc in the House of Representatives tell the High Court that the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019 'mocks' the 1987 Constitution
How can an election conducted under martial law in Duterte's own home region be free or fair at all?
Restricting 'the freedom of many because of the radical minds of [a] few is too much,' says one Mindanaoan
Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Margie de Leon
The Commission on Human Rights says the government can 'quell any threats without the need to invoke the extraordinary powers of martial law'
Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Quita Chuatico
Extended military rule in Mindanao will allow the government to make 'substantial progress' in quelling 'rebellion' there, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'If there are indeed abuses as what other sectors claim to, why are we, Mindanaons, still craving for the continued implementation of martial law?' asks Misamis Occidental 2nd District Representative Henry Oaminal
Likening martial law to an antibiotic, Senate Minority Franklin Drilon says, 'It is resorted to only when ordinary over-the-counter drugs have ceased to work'
(UPDATED) This is the third extension of martial law in Mindanao granted to President Rodrigo Duterte
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro recalls her arrest in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, and what she described as 'laughable' charges of child abuse, human trafficking, and kidnapping were filed against her
Minority senators slam the government's reasoning that martial law makes it easy for the military, police, and local government units to carry out their mandate
Military chief Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr says there is also no allocation in the proposed 2019 budget for another year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Duterte's request to extend martial law
It’s beginning to look a lot like this administration is incapable of solving a problem, not because the AFP lacks the ability or the will to, but because the political leaders lack the political will or incentive to solve it
Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega
Half of the incumbent senators will no longer be in office by June. Can they still vote on the proposed one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao?
Congress is set to hold a joint session on Wednesday, December 12, to vote on the President's request
Father Allan Khen Apus of Movement Against Tyranny says there has been 'a marked increased of of human rights violations' in Mindanao since martial law started there
If lawmakers approve of this, Mindanao will be under martial law until December 31, 2019
The Department of National Defense, military, and police are united in recommending a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the input of lawmakers from Mindanao 'will carry much weight during the deliberations' on another martial law extension in the region
Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast
Groups say martial law has supposedly led to an increase in fake charges and abuses against community members
'There is really a clamor for the extension considering that the terrorism is still lurking in the area,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez Jr
On the issue of extending martial law again in Mindanao, former police chief Dela Rosa also claims in the same forum that it is far from Duterte’s mind
'I know na ito ang makakabuti dito sa amin. We are thankful na may martial law,' says Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla in supporting the third extension of martial law in the region