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Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte’s ‘whimsical’ martial law request

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REQUEST TO CONGRESS. President Rodrigo Duterte, shown here delivering a speech on July 4, 2017, wants Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017. Malacañang file photo

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President’s request to extend martial law, citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 18, 2017) — Opposition lawmakers questioned why President Rodrigo Duterte is asking Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of December. Continue reading Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte’s ‘whimsical’ martial law request

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