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71% Pinoys still satisfied with Duterte but 62% oppose martial law extension

DAVAO CITY (MindNews / 23 December) — Seventy one per cent of the Filipinos are still satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s leadership but 62% oppose martial law extension, a move Duterte requested should be until December 31, 2018. His request was approved by Congress on December 13. The Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsDec 24th, 2017

Most Pinoys oppose martial law extension, says SWS survey

Malacaang on Saturday defended the yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao, which the majority of Filipinos opposed, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. While they opposed the extension of martial law in Mindanao, most Filipinos were satisfied with President Duterte's performance in the fourth quarter as his ratings improved across areas and classes. Interviewed face-to-face, 71 percent of 1,200 respondents were satisfied with Mr. Duterte's performance, 13 percent said otherwise, and 15 percent were undecided. SWS considers a rating of +70 and above "excellent." The nationwide poll was conducted from Dec. 8 to 16 and had a margin of error of plus-or-min...Keep on reading: Most Pinoys oppose martial law extension, says SWS survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Duterte’s satisfaction rating up even as most Pinoys oppose martial law extension

President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating increased as the year came to a close despite most Filipinos’ opposition to the yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao, the results of the Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

SWS September poll shows half of Pinoys agreed with martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines — More than half of Filipinos agreed on President Rodrigo Duterte's move to extend martial law over Mindanao until the end of the year, a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

SC martial law ruling enables rise of an emboldened authoritarian – Leonen

MANILA, Philippines – The recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's re-extension of martial law in Mindanao "enables the rise of an emboldened authoritarian," Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said in a strongly worded dissenting opinion. “Contrary to the text and spirit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Martial law petitioners: SC decision will embolden Duterte to flout rule of law

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court's upholding of the year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao will only embolden President Rodrigo Duterte in "fl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

SC upholds re-extension of martial law, Duque on Dengvaxia, Asian stocks plunge | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2018.  President Rodrigo Duterte wants all studies and exploration by foreign scientists in Benham Rise to stop.  Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and medical experts from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital say there's no need to panic over the alleged deaths ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Group fears of ‘full-fledged tyranny’ as SC legitimizes martial law extension

        A human-rights militant organization on Tuesdaysaid the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) approving the extension of martial law in Mindanao is one of the "ingredients for a full-fledged tyranny."   With a vote of 10-5, the SC dismissed the four petitions filed by several lawmakers opposing the extension of martial law until Dec. 2018.   READ: SC affirms Duterte extension of martial law in Mindanao   "Just as the Duterte-controlled super majority in Congress colluded to approve the extension of martial law last December 2017, the Supreme Court followed through with a rubber stamp to legitimize martial rule, com...Keep on reading: Group fears of ‘full-fledged tyranny’ as SC legitimizes martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Opposition solons decry SC ruling on Mindanao martial law extension

Opposition lawmakerson Tuesdaydenounced the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) affirming the extension of martial law in Mindanao, calling it an "error" and a "tragic day for human rights." READ:SC affirms Duterte extension of martial law in Mindanao "The majority of the Supreme Court justices can be supreme even in their error," Rep. Edcel Lagman said in a statement. Lagman, the lead petitioner in the first petition challenging the year-long extension of martial rule in the southern region, also feared that the SC verdict would "embolden President Rodrigo Duterte in flouting the rule of law." "When the majority of the justices of the Supreme Court fall in cadence w...Keep on reading: Opposition solons decry SC ruling on Mindanao martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Statements: Our situation under the rising fascism of the Duterte administration

The intensifying attacks on peoples’ organizations has spared no one. Direct assault on people who assert their rights and claim their due is escalating especially after the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao and its subsequent extension. The president does not like opposition to his programs like his drug war and has brazenly ordered shoot to kill on suspected terrorists and drug addicts......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

NUPL: Martial law is Duterte’s ‘ultimate scare tactic’

Martial law in Mindanao is nothing but a tactic being used by President Rodrigo Duterte to scare his administration's detractors, according to the National Union of Peoples'Lawyers (NUPL). In a 38-page memorandum filed with the Supreme Court (SC)on Wednesday, theNUPL said that the Duterte administration had only been taking advantage of the declaration's"partly psychological" effect on the populace. "Clearly, another extension -- this time for a much longer period -- would result in anincrease in human rights abuses. But why the uncontrollable desire for the extension?What is with the insatiable appetite for martial law powers?" the group stressed. "Martial law is the President'...Keep on reading: NUPL: Martial law is Duterte’s ‘ultimate scare tactic’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

WATCH | SWS poll: Pinoys more satisfied with Duterte government than any other

MANILA – Public satisfaction with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration rose in December 2017 to the highest level on record since the Social Weather Stations started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s. His administration obtained an “excellent” net satisfaction rating of +70, a rise of 12 points from September’s “very good” level based on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Comelec sets 3rd hearing on deferral of May 2018 Brgy, SK polls in Mindanao

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set its third public hearing on the postponement of the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Mindanao, following the one-year extension of martial law there.   Another public hearing has been scheduled for January 23 at the Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.   "The consultations are precisely meant to help the Comelec determine whether or not the upcoming elections should be postponed in Mindanao," said poll spokesperson James Jimenez.   It may be recalled that last December, Congress approved President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial ...Keep on reading: Comelec sets 3rd hearing on deferral of May 2018 Brgy, SK polls in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Plurality of Pinoys oppose Duterte ‘rev gov’ – SWS

While a clear majority of Filipinos -- 63 percent -- are convinced President Rodrigo Duterte plans to change the present form of government into one that suits him, a 39 percent plurality disagree with his proclaiming a revolutionary government, results of a recent survey by Social Weather Stations showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

SWS: Most Pinoys oppose revolutionary gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are opposing the prospective proclamation of a revolutionary government by the Duterte administration, according to a re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

SC has already ruled on validity of martial law in Mindanao – SolGen

The petitioners questioning before the Supreme Court the constitutionality of the yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao are asking the tribunal to disregard its own ruling on the validity of Proclamation No. 216 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte last May......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

SC already ruled that rebellion exists in Mindanao, says Calida

The extension of martial law in Mindanao has already been justified as the Supreme Court(SC) already ruled that President Rodrigo Duterte had "sufficient factual bases" in issuingProclamation No. 216, according to Solicitor General Jose Calida. Calida argued that Congress only extended Duterte's proclamation and that the SC had alreadyruled that the proclamation had sufficient factual basis to show that actual rebellion exists. The SC had received four petitions, all of which sought to declare the extension asunconstitutional argued that there was "no actual rebellion" in Mindanao, Marawi had alreadybeen liberated and that the extension would only lead to human rights violation...Keep on reading: SC already ruled that rebellion exists in Mindanao, says Calida.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

SWS: More Pinoys reject revolutionary government

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos oppose the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government, a Social Weather Station surve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Monsod, Bag-ao join petitioners vs martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines — Constitutionalist Christian Monsod joined the groups of petitioners challenging the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's ye.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Comelec eyes postponing barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold public hearings on the possible postponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in Mindanao due to the extension of martial law in the island group.  President Rodrigo Duterte earlier moved the barangay and SK polls to May ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Palace needs to justify ‘rebellion’ to extend martial law–Etta Rosales

          President Rodrigo Duterte should prove that actual rebellion still exists and the public's safety is at risk to justify the one year extension of martial law, former Human Rights Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales told the Supreme Court Friday.   Rosales, through lawyers Florin Hilbay and Teddy Esteban Rigoroso in a petition seeking to nullify the extension of martial law in Mindanao, has reminded the high court of its duty to weigh the sufficiency of bases of Duterte's declaration.   This is the third petition filed with the high court to nullify the martiallaw extension in Mindanao. Both the minority bloc from Con...Keep on reading: Palace needs to justify ‘rebellion’ to extend martial law–Etta Rosales.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018