DOJ says case vs Mindanao martial law in SC bound to fail

Inquirer.net 12/18/2018

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra expressed confidence that any legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2019 was “bound to fail.” He argued that the Supreme Court would…

Hello, martial law extension; goodbye, 2019 budget

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

Congress’ joint session for martial law extension has added to the delay in passing next year’s P3.757 trillion national budget which a Senate leader said could no longer be done this year. The Senate and House of…

Human rights groups call for end of drug war, martial law in Mindanao

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 12/10/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Human Rights groups are calling for the end of the martial law in Mindanao and the end of the war on drugs on the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of…

AFP confident martial law will be extended in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 12/10/2018

The Armed Forces of the Philippines expressed confidence on Sunday that it could convince Congress to approve a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Noting a 38-percent downtrend in crime in the region, the AFP maintained…

Solon seeks extension of martial law in Mindanao until June 2019

Inquirer.net 11/19/2018

A LAWMAKER has sought another extension of martial law in Mindanao, this time until June 30, 2019. Iligan Rep. Frederick Siao filed House Resolution No. 2302 on November 14, citing “initial reports of terrorist plots and the…

When things happen

Sofia Aliño Logarta 09/26/2018

On our way to Our Lady of Joy Learning Center we were listening to the radio report on the tragedy at Naga. Thoughts of the Commission on Appointments encounter of Gina Lopez emerged in my mind; she…

Pimentel: Martial law victims best proof vs Enrile lies

Inquirer 09/23/2018

Filipinos who lived through martial law should debunk claims there were no arrests, torture and killings during the 21-year rule of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III also reminded educators that they were…

Martial law victims commemorated

Gerard Vincent Francisco USJ-R Intern 09/08/2018

To commemorate the victims during the Martial Law, a wreath was laid at the Plaza Independencia, today, September 8. The laying of the wreath was spearheaded by the Akbayan Youth Cebu, three days before the late president…

Imee Marcos: Move on from ‘martial law’ past

Zena V. Magto and Nestle L. Semilla Zena V. Magto and Nestle L. Semilla 08/21/2018

Why don’t you move on?” This was Ilocos Norte Gov. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos’ question to Filipinos, who continued to criticize her family. Governor Marcos asked this question to Filipinos on the day when they commemorated…

The victims of martial law

Raymund Fernandez 07/10/2018

What would a monument to martial law’s victims look like? What signifiers would it contain? What thoughts conveyed? What memories recalled? Names immediately come to mind. Many names. Perhaps too many. We wonder who might be left…

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