Constitution ‘silent’ on number of times martial law may be extended

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

Supreme Court Ruling IN AFFIRMING Congress’ power to extend and determine the period of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday that there…

CCTO braces for huge protest on Thursday

Winston Ensomo 09/20/2017

THE Cebu City Traffic Operations (CCTO) is set to deploy dozens of traffic enforcers as the city braces for a huge protest on Thursday, September 21. Hector Arcinal, the control operator of CCTO, said the team is…

Govt offices, classes in public schools on holiday in Mandaue on Sept. 21

Miguel Ernest E. Ermac 09/20/2017

Mandaue City Hall announced that all classes in public schools and work in government offices in the city will be suspended tomorrow, Sept. 21 in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of martial law. City Administrator Danilo Almendras…

Osmeña questions suspension of classes, government office work

Chris Ligan 09/20/2017

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said Wednesday that he prefers to have classes on public schools and works on government offices tomorrow unless there is an official communication from Malacañang. Osmena told reporters that President Rodrigo Duterte’s…

Sanlakas: No rallies today in Cebu

Benjie Talisic, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/10/2017

WHILE there are no planned protests in Cebu to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, militant groups like Sanlakas Cebu are reminding people however about the Martial Law era where human rights…

Marcoses prepare b-day bash for late president

Inquirer.net 09/08/2017

An opposition lawmaker and a vocal critic of the Marcoses called the plan of the family to throw a birthday bash for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani “shameless.” In a statement,…

Of stewardship and democratic aspirations

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/30/2017

  Talks of charter change are not contributing to the strengthening of our democratic institutions in the era of transitions, where our still young nation still finds itself in. Such plan is, in fact, adding to the…

Duterte to deliver ‘realistic but hopeful’ Sona as militants set protest in Cebu

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/23/2017

Allies and critics alike of the Duterte administration have many expectations in today’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte, which Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said would be “frank, challenging, realistic but hopeful.” “The…

Uncertainty amid Sona

07/23/2017

Clouds of uncertainty have hovered over the Duterte presidency in the past few months, and the growing public concern mostly stems from its willingness to resort to extreme measures such as martial law to justify its efforts…

Puwede na nga i-nationwide ang martial law?

Lloyd Suarez 07/23/2017

Palapdan ni Presidente Duterte ang coverage sa martial law ug apilon na ang Luzon ug Visayas human gihatagan siya og lugway hangtud karong Disyembre 31 sa iyang deklarasyon sa mga senador ug mga kongresista atol sa joint…