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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

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

Duterte cannot ignore SC, Congress on martial law – senators

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CONSTITUTION. Senators say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot just ignore Congress and the Supreme Court when it comes to martial law. Malacañang photo

‘The President swore to uphold and defend the Constitution, not willfully defile it and do only as he wants,’ says minority Senator Francis Pangilinan

MANILA, Philippines (May 29. 2017) — After President Rodrigo Duterte said only the military and the police can tell him to end martial law, senators reminded the President that he cannot just ignore Congress and the Supreme Court. Continue reading Duterte cannot ignore SC, Congress on martial law – senators

Duterte will respect any SC ruling on martial law – Palace

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VISITING SULU TROOPS. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with martial law implementor AFP chief Eduardo Año during a visit to a military camp in Jolo, Sulu on May 27. Presidential photo

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says Duterte’s remarks on martial law are ‘not meant to bypass the Supreme Court or the legislative’

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — Malacañang gave assurances that President Rodrigo Duterte will respect any decision by the Supreme Court on his declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading Duterte will respect any SC ruling on martial law – Palace