Duterte does not rule out nationwide martial law

Let’s brace ourselves up for martial law, nationwide. President Duterte said it’s a possibility. Persistent questioning by reporters elicited this admission from the President in a talk with reporters in Fort Bonifacio Wednesday after delivering a speech marking the ceremonial demilitarization of captures, confiscated, surrendered and recovered firearms during the Marawi rebellion. To avoid misinterpreting […]

December 16, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Military  One Comment

Praning ang marami sa ISIS at Martial Law

(Unang lumabas ang column na ito sa Abante) Ang pangamba ng karamihan habang pinapanood ang balita sa nangyayari sa Resorts World na malapit sa NAIA 3 noong lampas ng hatinggabi ng Biyernes (Hunyo2) ay baka gamitin itong dahilan ni Pangulong Duterte sa pagdeklara ng Martial Law sa buong bansa. Ang mga unang balita kasi ay […]

June 3, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Peace and Order  7 Comments

Magdalo: No affiliation with Maute

Update May 31, 2017: Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV “During the security briefing, I asked Sec. Lorenzana based on their intel reports, if I or the Magdalo group is linked in any way with the Maute? He answered, ‘No, Mr. Senator. Na receive din namin ang information na galing daw kay Abe Purugganan. Hindi totoo yun. […]

May 28, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Magdalo, Military  2 Comments

Duterte: Maute Group committed act of rebellion in Marawi City

This story first came out in VERA Files. Please click here to see complete Martial Law declaration Report. For more VERA Files report about Martial Law in Mindanao please click to links below: Martial Law in Mindanao: A timeline VERA Files Fact Sheet: Explaining Martial Law Duterte allies in Congress support Martial Law; opposition calls […]

May 27, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Military  No Comments

“I will be harsh”- Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

Click here: Know your rights under Martial Law What makes me happy.. I’m sad, but what makes me happy that I was able to have a last minute.. Hindi last minute but it was almost an hour, a last minute meeting with President Putin and I was able to communicate all the things that I […]

May 24, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance  2 Comments

There’s method in Duterte’s martial law ‘madness’

“Just be quiet all of you.” Spoken like a despot ordering his minions what to do. President Duterte barked that order during the 20th founding anniversary of the Premiere Medical Center in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija Wednesday. He was reacting to negative reactions to his earlier statement about declaring martial law unilaterally without following the […]

January 20, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance  4 Comments

Do we take President Duterte seriously?

I take him seriously because the president of the Republic of the Philippines is so powerful that with a stroke of a pen, he can save a life or send the nation to war. Last Tuesday, President Duterte threatened to declare martial law. “ Please, ‘wag mo akong… hindi ako gago. If this continues, pigilan […]

August 12, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights  33 Comments

Forgotten details from an old story

By Luz Rimban, VERA Files THE photograph is 30 years old, but it provides startling details to an old, almost forgotten story. Taken by a Japanese photographer, the picture came out in the Sept. 5, 1983 issue of Time Magazine. It showed the apparent lifeless body of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. whose murder […]

September 22, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: History  4 Comments

Santiago hits, Locsin defends martial law

by Carmela Fonbuena, abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak 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