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How Congress voted on martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Manila Times gathered the names of the lawmakers who voted for and against the extension of martial law in Mindanao during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Below is the list: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NO – 23 Bag-ao, Kaka J. Brosas, Arlene D. Ramirez-Sato, Josephine Casilao, Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ B. Castro, France L. [...] The post How Congress voted on martial law extension in Mindanao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netDec 13th, 2017

Repeating history

There was hardly any question about it. The dominance of the Duterte “supermajority” in both houses of Congress made the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao certain, and even the members of the political opposition in the House of Representatives and the Senate, who nevertheless voted against it, predicted congressional approval of President Rodrigo […] The post Repeating history appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Opposition, support meet approval of martial law extension

Opposition to the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao continues to persist as both houses of Congress voted in favor of stretching it for another year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Congress approves 2nd martial law extension

WITH 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, the two chambers of Congress approved a second extension of martial law in Mindanao, this time for a full year. Convening in a joint session on Dec. 13, the Senate voted 14-4, and the House of Representatives, 226-23, to adopt a letter early this […] The post Congress approves 2nd martial law extension appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

How Congress voted on martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Manila Times gathered the names of the lawmakers who voted for and against the extension of martial law in Mindanao during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Below is the list: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NO – 23 Bag-ao, Kaka J. Brosas, Arlene D. Ramirez-Sato, Josephine Casilao, Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ B. Castro, France L. [...] The post How Congress voted on martial law extension in Mindanao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

LIST: How the House voted on martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – One more year.  Congress on Wednesday, December 13, voted in favor of extending the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao, as requested by President Rodrigo Duterte.  During a joint session of the House and the Senate at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Congress Grants 1-Year Martial Law Extension in Mindanao

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to extend martial law in Mindanao for the entire 2018. The Senate and House of Representatives, convening in a joint session, granted President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for the... The post Congress Grants 1-Year Martial Law Extension in Mindanao appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Lagman on martial law re-extension: SC justices can be supreme even in error

MANILA, Philippines – Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman criticized the 10 associate justices who voted in favor of upholding the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte’s re-extension of martial law in Mindanao to December 2010, noting that “majority of the Supreme Court justices can be supreme even in their ........»»

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

Leonen: Why no intel given to Congress during martial law deliberations?

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Tuesday, January 16, questioned why the military didn't give Congress sufficient intelligence information to guide them in approving the second extension of martial law in Mindanao. Leonen raised the question when the Supreme Court (SC) heard oral arguments anew ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 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

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

Calida: SC has no power to review martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines – Solicitor General Jose Calida said that the Supreme Court does not have the power of judicial review over the decision of Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao. Calida made the statement in his response to the petition of opposition lawmakers seeking to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Palace is sure gov’t can defend in SC martial law extension in Mindanao

Malacaang is confident the government can defend the legality of the extension of martial law in Mindanao before the Supreme Court. "Well, we can certainly defend martial law as it has been reviewed already by both Houses of Congress, and both Houses of Congress, voting jointly,concluded that there is both factual and legal basis," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing on Monday. "Two branches of the government have already ruled that martial law is constitutional and we're confident that the Philippine government, the executive, can defend this position in the Supreme Courtas well," he added. Human rights advocates and militant groups have question...Keep on reading: Palace is sure gov’t can defend in SC martial law extension in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

SC tells Congress, Palace leaders to comment on petition vs ML extension

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Congress and Palace officials to comment within 10 days on the petition filed by six lawmakers seeking to strike down the one-year extension of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Calida: Petitioners vs martial law extension don’t know Mindanao situation

Opposition lawmakers who want to stop the year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao don't know any better than President Rodrigo Duterte about the situation in the region, according to Solicitor General Jose Calida. Calida made the remark in a text message sent to reporters on Thursday, a day after minority lawmakers, led by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, filed a petition with the Supreme Court (SC) for a temporary restraining order against the extension. "Do the petitioners know better than the President and the overwhelming majority of members of Congress who approved the extension of martial law in Mindanao? Definitely not," Calida said. "Anyone who says there is no on-goi...Keep on reading: Calida: Petitioners vs martial law extension don’t know Mindanao situation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

No ‘perpetual’ martial law — Malacañang

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not allow “extensions in perpetuity” of martial law in Mindanao, Malacanang said yesterday after opposition lawmakers again assailed the constitutionality of its extension before the Supreme Court. Congress recently extended martial law for one year, until the end of 2018, as it underscored the continuing threat….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

SC sought for TRO on martial law in Mindanao

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz OPPOSITION lawmakers petitioned the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 27, for a temporary restraining order (TRO) or a writ of preliminary injunction against the re-extension of martial law in Mindanao as recently approved by Congress. In the petition filed by Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, Akbayan party-list Rep. Tomasito […] The post SC sought for TRO on martial law in Mindanao appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Lagman: Delay in martial law reso to preempt SC challenge

The delay in the processing of the joint resolution of Congress extending martial law in Mindanao by one year could be "deliberate and premeditated" to foil plans to challenge its constitutionality, a House opposition leader said on Saturday. A day after calling attention to the delayed preparation and enrollment of the congressional document, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said there could be more to the issue, considering a number of dissenters were planning to question the martial law extension before the Supreme Court. "The patent design is to deprive challengers of the extension from attaching in their petitions before the Supreme Court the required certified true copy of the enrolle...Keep on reading: Lagman: Delay in martial law reso to preempt SC challenge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

THE VOTE: Inuulit lamang ni Pangulong Duterte ang malagim at maling solusyong militar ng diktador na si Marcos

(Explanation of “No” vote sa Panibagong Extension ng Martial Law sa Mindanao, delivered by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate during the Joint Session of Congress on 13 December 2017 at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City) Mariin naming tinututulan ang panibagong pagpapalawig ng batas militar sa Mindanao. Inuulit lamang ni Pangulong Duterte ang malagim at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

THE VOTE: A critical blow to Philippine Democracy

(Speech explaining his “No” vote on extending martial law until 31 December 2017, delivered by Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin at the Joint Session of Congress on 13 December 2017 at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City) Akbayan votes NO for yet another extension of the factually and constitutionally impaired Martial Law in Mindanao, dealing a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017