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Santiago hits, Locsin defends martial law

by Carmela Fonbuena, Biazon slams Devanadera for poor defense An apparent debate between Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and Makati City Rep. Teodoro Locsin on martial law in Maguindanao stood out in the second day of Congress’ joint session. Santiago opposed while Locsin defended Proclamation 1959 declaring martial law and suspending the writ of habeas […]

December 11, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre, Proclamation 1959  88 Comments

Congress holds joint session on 1959

by VERA Files Congress convened Wednesday its historic joint session to discuss the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao following the Nov. 23 massacre that left 57 people dead, including 30 journalists, in the country’s worst election-related violence. Legislators grilled Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno and Philippine National […]

December 10, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre, Proclamation 1959  68 Comments