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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

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

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