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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

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

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

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

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

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AFP. Soldiers march as President Rodrigo Duterte leads the inspection of troops during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo on December 21, 2016. Malacañang file photo

With martial law in place in Mindanao, the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — The Department of National Defense (DND) ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to uphold the rule of law and human rights in Mindanao, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law for the entire island. Continue reading DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao