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[OPINION] On Martial Law extension 2.0: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:29 PM

'Dapat mas marunong at handang manindigan ang Korte Suprema kapag pasaway ang nasa Malacañang at Kongreso,' says Senator Leila de Lima

SC ruling: 'Martial law ad infinitum' and a 'tragic repeat of 1972'

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The SC majority says safeguards remain, and cites legal remedies for human rights like writs of amparo and habeas data

AD INFINITUM? Petitioner-lawyer Edre Olalia says the Supreme Court empowers President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a martial law 'ad infinitum' making his judgment 'absolute.'

SC upholds constitutionality of martial law re-extension to 2018

Feb 06, 2018 - 1:38 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Supreme Court votes 10-5 after oral arguments in January, where petitioners tried to argue that the 1987 Constitution does not provide any legal basis for a re-extension

Supreme Court justices led by SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno starts the oral arguments on the 1-year extension of the Martial Law in Mindanao by the Supreme Court in Manila on January 16, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Calida on Martial Law, Roque on Benham Rise, Pope Francis on fake news | Midday wRap

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:25 PM

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AFP lists 5 people who could be next ISIS emir in SE Asia

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Defense and security officials appear before Supreme Court justices to defend the second extension of martial law in Mindanao

'THIS FLAG IS NOTHING.' The Philippine Marines recover Islamic State black flags and high-powered firearms from the Maute Group in Marawi City. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

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

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

‘War is over’: Majority disagree with martial law extension – SWS poll

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey also finds 66% of Filipinos believe the armed forces 'can suppress the Maute group and Abu Sayaff even without martial law'

PNP chief Dela Rosa asks: 'Why fear martial law?'

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'Desisyon niya 'yan, hindi ko siya papangunahan, it is dependent on his own determination. Anyway, bakit, takot na takot ba kayo sa martial law?,' asks PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

Marawi residents crying for justice fear extended martial law

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:28 PM

The absence of cases of human rights violations does not vouch for the military’s good record in Marawi. It speaks of people’s fear to come forward, says resident Samira Gutoc.

Martial law extension, 2018 budget, Duterte extends Dela Rosa as PNP Chief | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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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

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

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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Thin crowd of protesters mobilize as Congress tackles martial law extension

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Less than 50 protesters from Akbayan party list assemble as Congress begins deliberations on the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Later in the day, the other faction of the Philippine left gathers about a hundred members, to hold its own protest

PROTESTERS. A thin crowd of protesters assemble at the gate of the House of Representatives to extend martial law in Mindanao. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Medialdea: Not 'unlimited martial law' but 'unlimited peace'

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a year-long martial law extension in Mindanao will help security forces address the 'ongoing security concerns and continuing acts of rebellion' in Mindanao

'UNLIMITED PEACE'. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will aid in the rehabilitation of Marawi and overall security in Mindanao. Malacañang photo

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

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Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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Malacañang confident Congress will OK martial law extension

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:18 PM

'We see no reason why Congress will not give its usual support to this initiative of the Chief Executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the troops during the presentation of command and honors during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) change of Command Ceremony at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on October 26, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Former President Fidel V. Ramos, outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año, newly-installed AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Former President and Incumbent Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Arroyo and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Malacañan Photo

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

Malacañang to critics: Go to Supreme Court to stop martial law extension

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:04 PM

To assertions that a one-year extension has no legal basis, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the government can't 'second-guess' security assessments made by the military and police

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

SC: Congress shall convene on martial law only to revoke, extend

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay the petitioners counsel calls the ruling a strange and unfortunate result

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Jul 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Robredo wants gov’t attention on martial law abuse claims

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:39 AM

With the 5 month extension of martial law in Mindanao safeguards should be put in place to deter human rights violations says Vice President Leni Robredo

VISIT. Bangsamoro women visits Vice President Leni Robredo to raise their concerns on the crisis in Marawi City. Photo by Office of the Vice President

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

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

Lawmakers to vote on Duterte bid for longer martial rule

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:05 AM

2ND UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte is widely expected to win approval for martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION? President Rodrigo Duterte requests Congress for a 5-month extension of martial law in Mindanao. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

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

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.

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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

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Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 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