UK’s Boris Johnson will resign, BBC reports

Reuters 07/07/2022

LONDON — Boris Johnson will announce his resignation as British Prime Minister on Thursday, the BBC reported, after being abandoned by newly-appointed ministers and more than 50 others in a rebellion that had left government dangerously close…

Legal Bytes: Martial Law from the Supreme Court perspective

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2022

The greatest threat to freedom is the shortness of human memory. Thus said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee in the case of Olaguer vs Military Commission (G.R. No. L-54558 May 22, 1987)  as he gave recognition to…

Couple believed to be CPP-NPA supporters arrested in NegOr

Florence Baesa 02/07/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—A couple facing rebellion charges and allegedly hardcore supporters  of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army ( CPP/NPA) was arrested by inter-agency operatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine…

CA denies Trillanes plea to temporarily stop rebellion case trial

Inquirer.net 03/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines–The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the plea of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to temporarily stop the trial of the reopened rebellion case against him before the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150. “We…

Palace blasts CPP-NPA’s 50 years as a ‘failed rebellion’

Inquirer.net 12/26/2018

Manila, Philippines — The five decades-long insurgency of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) is a “failed rebellion,” Malacañang declared, as the nation’s Maoist movement celebrates its 50th anniversary on Wednesday. “The 50 years…

Drilon reiterates ‘no actual rebellion’ in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 12/04/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Franklin Drilon on Tuesday reiterated that rebellion in Mindanao “no longer persists” as he rejected the plans to extend martial law in the region. “I may sound like a broken record but for…

Trillanes yields to police

Inquirer.net 09/25/2018

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV voluntarily turned himself to authorities on Tuesday after a Makati court has issued a warrant for his arrest. Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 ordered the arrest of Trillanes for rebellion in…

Duterte to declare martial law again if there’s rebellion

Inquirer.net 06/18/2017

Malacañang on Sunday said that while President Rodrigo Duterte will adhere to the Supreme Court’s decision on martial law, he will be sure to declare it again if there is another incident of rebellion. “The President’s media…

‘Sometimes, rule of law can be stupid proposition’

11/15/2016

For President Rodrigo Duterte, ensuring the safety of Filipinos in a country “rocked with rebellion and extremism” and “flooded with drugs” can be “hell” and nightmarish. “You know countries like the Philippines, you do what is right,…

Turkish F-16s patrol skies days after failed coup

07/19/2016

ANKARA, Turkey — Warplanes patrolled Turkey’s skies days after a failed coup, officials said Monday, in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against the government was not yet over. A senior official said F-16 jets…

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