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HRW to Duterte: Retract threat vs human rights advocates

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TARGETS. Human rights advocates have been on the receiving end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades and threats over their criticism of his war on drugs.

The New York-based organization says President Rodrigo Duterte has placed ‘targets’ on the backs of human rights advocates

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte should retract his threat against human rights advocates “before there is more blood on his hands,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, August 17. Continue reading HRW to Duterte: Retract threat vs human rights advocates

Duterte wants martial law extended till December

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EXTENSION. President Rodrigo Duterte wants a 5-month extension for martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo

The President wants martial law over the entire Mindanao extended for 5 more months

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 18, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte is asking for 5 more months of martial law from Congress. Continue reading Duterte wants martial law extended till December

Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

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DUTERTE ALLIES. Representatives Dakila Cua, Gwen Garcia, and Fredenil Castro hold a press conference on July 17, 2017. Photo from the House of Representatives

Deputy Speakers Fredenil Castro and Gwen Garcia make the statement ahead of the meeting of administration-allied legislators with the President on Monday evening, July 17

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 17, 2017) — Two House deputy speakers said lawmakers will likely grant President Rodrigo Duterte an extension of the martial law declaration in Mindanao if he asks it from Congress. Continue reading Lawmakers to OK martial law extension if Duterte asks – House leaders

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

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DUTERTE ALLIES. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III (left) and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (right) look at President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference on March 13, 2017. Malacañang file photo

The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request. This session will be on Saturday, July 22

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 17, 2017) — During his meeting with lawmakers on Monday, July 17, President Rodrigo Duterte asked for a 60-day extension of martial law still covering the entire Mindanao. He also requested that the Senate and the House of Representatives hold a special session to discuss this request. Continue reading Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Duterte tries to visit Marawi City again

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COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. Wearing the Army’s new camouflage uniform, President Rodrigo Duterte visits a military camp in Iligan City after a failed attempt to visit Marawi City. PCOO photo

Donning battle attire, the President tries to visit Marawi City but fails due to bad weather

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — Despite the security risks, President Rodrigo Duterte again attempted to visit Marawi City in the middle of clashes between terrorists and government troops. Continue reading Duterte tries to visit Marawi City again

Lorenzana ‘confident’ SC will uphold martial law

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DECIDING ON MARTIAL LAW. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana sits beside President Rodrigo Duterte during an AFP-PNP command conference. Malacañang file photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says security officials will ‘soon’ give their recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not to extend martial law

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is confident the Supreme Court (SC) will decide that President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration is valid. Continue reading Lorenzana ‘confident’ SC will uphold martial law

Martial law may continue after Marawi siege – AFP

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MINDANAO TERROR THREATS. AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla gives updates on the situation in Marawi City. Malacañang photo

AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says the military is expected to use the full 60-day martial law period to quell threats in other parts of Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 1, 2017) — The imposition of martial law in Mindanao may continue even after government troops take full control of Marawi City ahead of the 60-day period of military rule, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Wednesday, May 31. Continue reading Martial law may continue after Marawi siege – AFP

15 senators say Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao ‘satisfactory’

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SUPPORT. Fifteen senators back President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. File photo by Malacañang

The Senate finds it to be ‘satisfactory, constitutional, and in accordance with the law…and finds no compelling reason to revoke the same,’ says Senate Resolution 388

MANILA, Philippines (May 30, 2017) — Fifteen of the 23 senators signed a Senate resolution formally expressing support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading 15 senators say Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao ‘satisfactory’

House Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law

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NEVER AGAIN. Representatives Carlos Zarate, Antonio Tinio, Emmi de Jesus, and Sarah Elago face the media after filing their resolution against martial law on May 30, 2017. Photo from Makabayan bloc

The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President’s report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals ‘exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events’

MANILA, Philippines (May 30, 2017) — Lawmakers forming the House Makabayan bloc filed a resolution calling for a joint congressional session to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading House Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law

12 senators favor joint session on Mindanao martial law

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JOINT SESSION. At least 12 of the 23 senators favor holding a joint congressional session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

At least 12 of the 23 senators favor a joint congressional session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 30, 2017) — At least 12 of the country’s 23 senators want a joint congressional session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading 12 senators favor joint session on Mindanao martial law