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AFP chief: 5-month martial law extension ‘enough’

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TALKING MARTIAL LAW. AFP chief General Eduardo Año sits beside President Rodrigo Duterte during one of his camp visits in June 2017. Malacañang file photo

General Eduardo Año supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s recommendation for a 5-month extension of martial law

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 18, 2017) — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Eduardo Año expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to Congress for the martial law extension to last until December 31. Continue reading AFP chief: 5-month martial law extension ‘enough’

Lagman: Why hide martial law details from the public?

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WHY HIDE? Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says there were no confidential matters in the private presentation made by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, one of the petitioners against martial law, says details cited in the private session with Supreme Court justices should be released

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 19, 2017) — Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman said on Monday, June 19, that there was nothing confidential in the presentation of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Eduardo Año that was conducted privately with Supreme Court (SC) justices last Thursday, June 15. Continue reading Lagman: Why hide martial law details from the public?

Operations in Marawi ‘all Filipino’ – Westmincom chief

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THE MARINES. This photo taken on June 9 shows marines from the 7th Marine Company operating against extremist Maute Group. Photo by Bobby lagsa/Rappler

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez says, the Americans are limited to giving ‘technical assistance,’ and none of their soldiers are fighting on the ground

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (Jun. 12, 2017) — The United States Navy surveillance aircraft P3 Orion is a constant in almost all of the Philippine military’s most dangerous operations. Continue reading Operations in Marawi ‘all Filipino’ – Westmincom chief

Warrantless arrests begin at Mindanao checkpoints

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CHECKING DOCUMENTS. A security officer checks the documents of a motorist passing through a checkpoint in Iligan City. Rappler photo

General Eduardo Año says a key aspect of martial law is allowing the military to use private utilities, but that the Armed Forces will exercise discretion in doing so

LANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines (May 28, 2017) — Warrantless arrests have been made in checkpoints in Mindanao, confirmed martial law implementor General Eduardo Año. Continue reading Warrantless arrests begin at Mindanao checkpoints

Who’s who in Duterte’s martial law

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PRESIDENT’S MEN. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a special Cabinet meeting in Davao City on May 25, 2017. Malacañang photo

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is administrator of martial law, reporting directly to the President. He will have ‘several advisers for the areas of Mindanao.’

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 28, 2017) — On the 4th day of martial law over the entire Mindanao island region, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced the key people in charge of implementing it. Continue reading Who’s who in Duterte’s martial law

Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

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ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is the implementor of Martial Law

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Isnilon Hapilon is still inside Marawi City. ‘Hopefully, we will be able to get him,’ he adds

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (May 27, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Marawi crisis will be over a week at most or next Friday, June 2.  Continue reading Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

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ADDRESSING TERROR THREATS. During a visit to a military camp in Sulu, President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms seized from the Abu Sayyaf. Malacañang file photo

Malacañang assures the public that security forces are in control of the peace and order situation in Central Visayas

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Malacañang lauded the bravery and heroism of military and police who were able to foil an attack in Bohol by suspected members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Continue reading Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

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File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu. Rappler.com

3 soldiers, a cop, and at least 5 of the armed men are killed in clashes that started at 5 am on Tuesday, April 11

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — The military and the police on Tuesday, April 11, exchanged gunfire with “heavily armed lawless elements” in Bohol. They are believed to be members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. Continue reading 10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol