Posts Tagged Martial Law

Robredo honors all freedom fighters during Marcos era on Ninoy Aquino Day

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday honored the sacrifices of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, and all Filipinos like him who fought against dictatorship and for...

Duterte tells gov’t workers to be like Ninoy Aquino; serve with honor, integrity

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hailed the sacrifice and the important role that the late former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. played in restoring the country’s democracy...

PH Army to support possible martial law in Negros Oriental

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

The Philippine Army will support President Rodrigo Duterte in case he declares martial law in Negros Oriental due to the spate of killings in the region. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division...

Duterte open to martial law extension if recommended by LGUs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 26, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte is open for martial law extension if the local government units (LGU) in the regions would recommend it. Duterte made the statement when he led the launching...

Another year of martial law in Mindanao? Drilon says ‘No’

Robie de Guzman   •   July 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said it is time for the government to lift the martial law being enforced in the Mindanao region. “We cannot...

DND mulling over lifting of martial law in Mindanao

Robie de Guzman   •   June 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Tuesday said that evaluations and consultations with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Sen. Pimentel moves to scrap decades-old travel tax

Marje Pelayo   •   April 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III seeks to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that imposes travel tax to Filipinos traveling abroad. In his Senate Bill No. 1841, Pimentel...

Martial law victims might receive more from the Marcoses’ wealth in Hawaii

Marje Pelayo   •   March 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Rights abuse victims during the Marcos regime were able to breathe a huge sigh of relief when President Rodrigo Duterte approved to extend the distribution of claims...

Duterte OKs extension of claims distribution for rights abuse victims

Marje Pelayo   •   February 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte approved on Thursday (February 28) the extension of claims distribution for human rights victims under Marcos regime until the end of the year. Executive...

Supreme Court upholds third martial law extension in Mindanao anew

admin   •   February 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has once again upheld the third extension of martial law in Mindanao, with 9-4 votes. Those who voted in favor of the extension until...


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