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Duterte seeks another full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte requested Congress to approve another full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Friday......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineDec 7th, 2018

Duterte seeks 1 year extension of ML in Mindanao — Palace

The lingering rebellion in Mindanao has prompted President Duterte to seek an extension of martial law in the south for another year to ensure public safety, Malacañang said. Duterte seeks 1 year extension of ML in Mindanao — Palace Source link: Duterte seeks 1 year extension of ML in Mindanao — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff

  After shuttling from the Senate offices to nearby Elorde Boxing Gym at Mall of Asia complex, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday changed from shirt and tie to his workout attire in no time.   "Ok na! Approved na. Extension sa martial law (It's approved, martial law in Mindanao is extended) one year," Pacquiao casually told the full-packed crowd inside the gym.   The throng clapped as he limbered up, shadow boxed and worked the mitts and marvelled at how seamlessly the legendary Filipino boxer shifted from his legislative duties to preparing for his fight against Adrien Broner in January.   "Great round, take it easy," Australian conditioning coach J...Keep on reading: Pacquiao steps up training for Broner tiff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Reasons why one-year martial law extension in Mindanao is being opposed

Protests against the extension of martial law in Mindanao continued after congress voted to grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial rule in the southern region. The Senate after 12 votes of ‘yes’, five votes of ‘no’, and one abstention voted to grant the president’s request while the House of Representatives yielded 223 ‘yes’ […] The post Reasons why one-year martial law extension in Mindanao is being opposed appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

LIVE: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao for 2019

Bookmark to watch at 9 AM MANILA, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives will convene in a joint session on Wednesday, December 12, to discuss  President Rodrigo Duterte's request  for yet another year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao. The 12-month extension Congress earlier granted Duterte expires on  December 31 this year. Prior to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Hello, martial law extension; goodbye, 2019 budget

Congress' joint session for martial law extension has added to the delay in passing next year's P3.757 trillion national budget which a Senate leader said could no longer be done this year. The Senate and House of Representatives would hold a joint session to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a third extension of martial law in Mindanao. Senators said it would be impossible for them to approve the 2019 budget on second and third reading by Thursday, Congress' last session day. Time consuming As a result, a reenacted budget would be adopted in January as senators also planned to insert a provision exempting from the election ban all projects under the P...Keep on reading: Hello, martial law extension; goodbye, 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Duterte seeks longer martial law, says rebellion persists

There is a “continuing rebellion” in Mindanao perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf and other Islamic extremist groups while the communist New People’s Army (NPA) continues to stage attacks, President Duterte told leaders of Congress yesterday as he asked for a third extension of martial law in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Senators raise legal issues on one-year martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines – Some senators raised legal concerns on the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao, citing the end of the 17th Congress by June 2019. (DOCUMENT: Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao ) Senators and security officials, including Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

DOCUMENT: Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte formally asked Congress to extend for another year the declaration of martial law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte formally asks Congress to extend martial law for another year. The House of Representatives approves on 3rd and final reading a bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan or SPSB Corporation. President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the historic turnover of the Balangiga Bells from the United States to the Philippine government. Japan's Crown Princess Masako pledges to do her best despite ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Officials to brief congressmen on 3rd Mindanao martial law extension

  MANILA, Philippines --- The executive department will conduct a security briefing with lawmakers at the House of Representatives as President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to extend martial law in Mindanao until end of 2019.   Thebriefing is set on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Aquino-Makalintal Hall inside the Batasang Pabansa Complex. It was not clear if the discussion would be open to media coverage.   READ:Duterte wants Mindanao martial law extended by one more year   Earlier Monday, security officials led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao, and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galve...Keep on reading: Officials to brief congressmen on 3rd Mindanao martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte seeks martial law extension in southern Philippines | International News | theworldlink.com

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the country's south by another year amid continuing concerns over possible militant attac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension

President Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law for one more year in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said yesterday, in a bid to continue efforts to normalize the peace and order situation and neutralize the threat of terrorism in the region. Source link link: Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension

President Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law for one more year in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said yesterday, in a bid to continue efforts to normalize the peace and order situation and neutralize the threat of terrorism in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

PNP, AFP Recommend 1-Year Ml Extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

Police and military officials have signed a document recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, confirmed. “We have just signed a document together with the outgoing military chief of staff (Gen. Carlito Galvez) recommending the extension of martial law in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Military seeks 1-yr martial law extension | The Manila Times Online

THE MILITARY is set to recommend another year of martial law in Mindanao, Armed Forces chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. announced on Monday, citing the need to quell terrorists stillREAD The post Militar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

AFP, PNP back another year of martial law

To make a “significant dent on terrorism,” the military will recommend to President Duterte another year-long extension of the implementation of martial law in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Duterte ‘may be persuaded’ to extend martial law in Mindanao — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte "may be persuaded" to grant the recommendation of the military and the police to extend martial law in Mindanao, Malacaang said Monday, less than a month before it expires. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President would have to "evaluate whatever recommendations that the AFP and the PNP will give him." Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez on Monday said the military wanted another one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Philippine National Police Chief Director Gen. Oscar Albayalde also said that the police wanted the extension of martial rule in the South. "[G]iven the support of mart...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘may be persuaded’ to extend martial law in Mindanao — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 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

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