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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?

Aguirre urges Congress to convene on martial law

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File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by AFP / Ted Aljibe

The justice secretary believes that if Congress convenes to affirm the President’s martial law declaration, the Supreme Court won’t have the last say on the issue

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Monday, May 29, Congress must convene in order to solidify President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, and keep it from reaching the Supreme Court (SC). Continue reading Aguirre urges Congress to convene on martial law

6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

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MILITARY OPERATIONS. Army scout rangers conduct clearing operations to flush out members of the Maute Group occupying Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

But the military insists this ‘does not confirm the clear presence of ISIS’ in the Philippines

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (May 26, 2017) — The Philippine government on Friday, May 26, said foreigners were among the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group members fighting government troops in Marawi City. Continue reading 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP