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Army to send another battalion to Marawi

CAMP Elias Angeles, Pili, Camarines Sur -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will send another battalion from the Army’s 9th Infantry Division based in Bicol to augment government troopers engaged in combat for a month to break the defenses of the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorists in Marawi City. (adsbygoogle…

Wish granted

And it was a resounding one. The people’s representatives spoke out in a loud, roaring voice. Vox populi, vox dei. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is plain and clear as daylight. And so what part of “yes” do objectors and critics do not understand? Congress on Saturday voted to…
  • Published in Newsdesk

Supreme court members chided over martial law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has slammed magistrates of the Supreme Court, who doubted during oral arguments at the high tribunal whether there was actual rebellion in Marawi City and the rest of Mindanao when he declared martial law following the ISIS-inspired Maute Group attack. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The President,…

Marawi death toll now 349

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday reported that the death toll from the continuous firefight between government forces and ISIS-inspired Maute Group has climbed to 349 including 258 terrorists, 65 government forces and 65 civilians. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said a…

No need for House to monitor extended ML -- Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said yesterday there is no need for Congress to oversee the extended implementation of martial law and suspension of the privilege of writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao until the end of the year amid fears of possible constitutional and human rights violations. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…

AFP calls brief Marawi truce

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday called a brief four-hour humanitarian ceasefire to give more than 2,000 residents trapped in Marawi City a chance to escape and be rescued. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the humanitarian ceasefire or pause in combat…

Palace hails ‘Gallant 13’

“THE Gallant 13.” This is how Malacañang hailed the slain 13 Marines who were killed in action in Marawi City as government troops are battled ISIS-inspired Maute terrorists to retake the city. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In his press statement yesterday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella lamented the killing of…

AFP gaining ground in fight vs terrorists

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is gaining ground in their fight against terrorists despite the ongoing crisis in Marawi City triggered by the invasion of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inspired Maute Terror Group (MTG). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo…
  • Published in Nation

Isang Demokratikong Martial Law ayon sa 1987 Constitution

NASA mahalagang pulong sa Russia si Pangulong Duterte nang sumiklab ang gulo sa Marawi City. Sa oras na iyon, dalawa ang pwedeng gawin ng Pangulo: Una, ang ipagpatuloy ang pulong sa Russia at utusan ang mga opisyal na naiwan sa Pilipinas para rumesponde sa Marawi; Pangalawa, ang kanselahin ang meeting…
  • Published in Opinion

Lagman argues vs ML at Supreme Court

PRESIDENT Duterte’s Proclamation 216, which imposed martial law and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao, should be nullified as it has resulted in “unprecedented” violation of human rights and civil liberties, an opposition solon argued yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); At the start of the SC’s three-day…
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