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Civilian wounded as stray bullets rain on Marawi capitol

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BULLET HOLE. This file photo shows a sniper’s bullet piercing through a wall of a mosque near a military camp in Marawi City. The provincial capitol is just beside the brigade headquarters. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

A stray bullet hits local government employee Ismail Saripada inside the capitol compound, which is considered a ‘safe zone’ in Marawi City

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 23, 2017) — Stray bullets rained down again on the compound of the capitol in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22, wounding a local government employee. Continue reading Civilian wounded as stray bullets rain on Marawi capitol

ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

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RARE MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (C) delivers a joint statement after his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (L) and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) in Manila on June 22, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia will also study a proposal to ‘stop the flow of terrorist financing’ after a rare security meeting

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 23, 2017) — The Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia agreed to study a plan to “contain” the spread of terrorism through social media, as they capped a rare meeting in Manila on Thursday, June 22. Continue reading ASEAN countries eye fight vs terror in social media

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

House supports Mindanao martial law, finds no need to revoke it

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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. Cabinet secretaries swear to tell the truth during their briefing with lawmakers on the Mindanao martial law. This briefing led to the drafting of House Resolution 1050 in the afternoon of May 31. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House Resolution Number 1050 in effect rejects the Makabayan bloc’s resolution calling for a joint session to revoke martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 1, 2017) — The House of Representatives expressed its “full support” to President Rodrigo Duterte for declaring martial law in Mindanao, finding no reason to revoke the 60-day proclamation. Continue reading House supports Mindanao martial law, finds no need to revoke it

LOOK: Palace defends martial law in new social media video

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SHIELD OF MARTIAL LAW. The shield of martial law is said to protect this lone Filipino against violent extremists. Screenshot from Twitter video

The 37-second animation, which made the rounds of Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, is taken down later in the evening

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 1, 2017) — Malacañang has launched an information campaign via social media to justify the declaration of martial law. Its latest initiative: an animation that showed martial law as the shield that would protect a young man from violent extremists. Continue reading LOOK: Palace defends martial law in new social media video

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

House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

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ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31, 2017 to listen to Cabinet officials’ briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — All members of the House of Representatives are set to meet with Cabinet officials as well as Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman at 9 am on Wednesday, May 31, to discuss the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

Opposition lawmakers hit ‘creeping authoritarianism’ under Duterte

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DISREGARDING THE CONSTITUTION? President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers a speech during an oath-taking ceremony for newly-appointed government officials at Malacañang Palace on March 30, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Representatives Gary Alejano, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Tom Villarin say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot ignore Congress and the Supreme Court over the martial law declaration in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — Opposition lawmakers called out President Rodrigo Duterte over his seeming rejection of constitutional provisions allowing Congress and the Supreme Court (SC) to assess the martial law declaration in Mindanao. Continue reading Opposition lawmakers hit ‘creeping authoritarianism’ under Duterte