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Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

5 challenges for new PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.

Lagman on martial law re-extension: 'SC justices can be supreme even in error'

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The lawmaker says the SC's decision could 'embolden' Duterte in 'flaunting the rule of law because he can seek refuge behind the robes of majority of the Supreme Court justices'

ANTI-ML EXTENSION. Edcel Lagman, a member of the House opposition, insists the re-extension of martial law in Mindanao is not justified. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Jan 28, 2018 - 12:55 PM

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RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

SC sets new round of oral arguments on martial law

Jan 16, 2018 - 4:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The oral arguments will be held on January 16 and 17

Justices of the Supreme Court led by chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno starts 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

Calida to SC: Martial law extension has 'factual basis'

Jan 14, 2018 - 12:44 AM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says the liberation of Marawi did not signal the end of rebellion in Mindanao

FACT. Solicitor General Jose Calida argued the extension of Martial Law has factual basis as rebellion in Mindanao still exists. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jan 10, 2018 - 3:04 PM

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After more than 22 hours the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church

Nazareno 2018, Calida on SC, Foreign terrorists in PH | Midday wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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War on drugs, martial law in Mindanao, Reuters journalists | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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House opposition wants TRO vs martial law extension

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says a martial law extension to quell possible threats of remaining terror groups is akin to 'killing a fly with a sledgehammer'

ONE MORE YEAR. Top officials from the executive department attend the joint session of Congress on December 13 to ask for a one-year extension of martial law. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Malacañang defends 'unpopular' martial law

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reiterates the supposed need to extend martial law to allow the military to address the remnants of ISIS-inspired groups

DISPLACED. Many Marawi residents are still unable to go back to their homes as the military continues to limit access to Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte to military: We won't allow ISIS to succeed

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:07 PM

'We will never allow the Islamic State to make the Philippines its regional center,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during the anniversary of the Philippine military

AFP chief on nationwide martial law: 'We can never tell'

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:12 AM

'It depends on developments and of course it will depend on the actions of the other side,' says Armed Forces chief General Rey Guerrero

MARTIAL LAW IMPLEMENTOR. Newly appointed Armed Forces chief of staff General Rey Guerrero is the new implementor of martial law. Photo from AFP Public Affairs Office

Duterte generals see no reason for nationwide martial law

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Three generals advising President Rodrigo Duterte see no reason to expand martial law to include Luzon and the Visayas

MINDANAO ONLY. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says there is not reason to expand martial law to cover the entire country

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

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

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addresses the members of the Malacañang Press Corps during the Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Other presidents did not declare martial law despite rebellion – Pangilinan

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

In response, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte is different from his predecessors, and 'what we have on hand is the 2017 situation'

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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

Drilon: Martial law extension 'prelude' to PH-wide declaration?

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra does not discount the possibility, saying it will all depend on 'factual circumstances' as defined by the 1987 Constitution

 File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law

Alvarez tells critics of martial law extension: Go to Mindanao

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also comes from Mindanao, says he supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request for martial law to be extended there

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) President and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez prior to the meeting with the leaders from the AIPA member countries at the Makati Shangri-La Manila on September 19, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Robredo trusts military on martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:55 PM

But Vice President Leni Robredo says lawmakers should ask the government about its specific plans for the rehabilitation and security of Marawi City, and how the declaration of martial law would help

QUESTIONS. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes the government will be able to answer all questions regarding the request to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year. Photo by the OVP

Duterte's proposed martial law extension also targets NPA

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte details alleged atrocities committed by the New People's Army to justify his request for another extension of martial law

NO TRUCE. The government is poised to forego traditional holiday ceasefire. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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Bayan Muna warns of graft, corruption if martial law extended

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'The mentioned reasons in [the President's] letter do not warrant an extension of martial law as the same can be addressed by normal police and military powers,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

PHOTO BY SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Congress to hold joint session on martial law extension

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives will tackle the request of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, December 13

EXTENSION. Congress is set to hold a joint session to discuss the proposed one-year martial law extension in Mindanao. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rapple

'Mas masaya': Pacquiao favors martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) But Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon opposes it saying it is unconstitutional and has no factual basis

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte asks Congress for 1-year martial law extension

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The extension is needed for the 'total eradication' of ISIS-inspired terror groups and 'communist terrorists,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

SC Justices in impeachment hearing, Fariñas on martial law, China Telecom | Midday wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM

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IN PHOTOS: On Human Rights Day, groups urge Filipinos to fight tyranny

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The groups condemn alleged human rights violations linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, as well as the imposition of martial law in Mindanao

STOP THE KILLINGS. On the International Human Rights Day, groups condemn the administration's war against drugs. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte to ask Congress for 1-year martial law extension

Dec 10, 2017 - 6:17 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte once again wants martial law in Mindanao extended

President Rodrigo Roa Duterete examines the photos of the slain soldiers as he passes through the made-shift ‘Mapandi Bridge’ during the tribute program dubbed, ‘Ang Huling Tikas Pahinga: Isang Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Marawi,’ at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City on November 21, 2017. The program is a tribute to the heroism of the fallen soldiers and police officers who took part in the operations to liberate Marawi City from the clutches of the terrorists. Malacañan Photo

AFP on Martial Law extension, Duque on Dengvaxia, Salvator Mundi buyer | Evening wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Duque on Sanofi, PNP on martial law extension, Alvarez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Rights groups protest against 'killing fields' in Mindanao

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Barug Katungod Mindanao and Karapatan stage a rally in front of the Department of National Defense to protest against Martial Law in Mindanao

STOP THE KILLINGS. A protester holds a placard that shows half of his face in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte on PNP, SC affirms martial law, Marquez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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No more extension of martial law in Mindanao – minority senators

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will decide on whether or not to seek another extension of martial law in Mindanao in the next two weeks, says his spokesperson

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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

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

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Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Bus passengers carrying firearms arrested at Davao City checkpoint

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

They are intercepted at a checkpoint in Barangay Lasang Bunawan District – one of several checkpoints set up in Mindanao following the declaration of martial law

Marawi: Where military rules and LGUs take a backseat

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:48 AM

It s been the longest martial law period for any area in Mindanao in more than 3 decades How are local executives and civilians coping?

FOCUS SHIFT. A soldier carry a child during rescue and evacuation operations in Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Lumad children appeal to Duterte to save their schools

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

With the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao violence continues to erupt and Lumad education remains hampered

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Dela Rosa, Hontiveros, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

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New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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SWS survey, Hague ruling, Trump Jr | Midday wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Jul 11, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Martial law extension won't lead to abuses – Lorenzana

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:26 AM

UPDATED In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander in Chief that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a battle dress attire during a visit to Marawi. Rappler file photo