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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

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

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

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CHECKPOINT. Residents of Marawi City flee the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte made good on a year’s worth of pronouncements when on Tuesday, May 23, he used his constitutional power as commander in chief and declared martial law in the entire island of Mindanao. Continue reading Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

Amnesty Int’l urges ‘utmost restraint’ in martial law enforcement

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CHECKPOINT. Residents of Marawi City flee the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

By declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte has ‘summoned the ghost of Marcos,’ says Human Rights Watch

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Human rights groups on Thursday, May 25, urged the military to exercise “utmost restraint” in implementing martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading Amnesty Int’l urges ‘utmost restraint’ in martial law enforcement

LOOK: Duterte proclamation declaring martial law in Mindanao

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MARTIAL LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte explains his decision to declare martial law in Mindanao after returning to the Philippines from his official visit to Russia on May 24, 2017. Malacañang photo

Proclamation No. 216 also suspends the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — A copy of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao was released on Wednesday evening, May 24. Continue reading LOOK: Duterte proclamation declaring martial law in Mindanao