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Mindanao under Martial Law
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:07:55 AM »
STATEMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA ON THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW IN THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF MINDANAO
May 24, 2017

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/990336

In order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety, it is necessary to declare Martial Law in the entire island of Mindanao, including Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi for a period of 60 days.

The government is in full control of the situation and is fully aware that the Maute/Isis and similar groups have the capability, though limited, to disturb the peace; these have shown no hesitation in causing havoc, taking innocent lives and destroying property.



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Difference between Martial Law today, and during the Marcos era

http://defenseph.net/2016/09/26/the-legacy-of-martial-law/
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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 07:46:06 AM »
Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao
ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 23 2017 11:26 PM | Updated as of May 24 2017 02:19 AM
 
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/23/17/duterte-declares-martial-law-in-mindanao

MANILA (3nd UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte on 10 p.m. Tuesday declared martial law in the entire Mindanao island amid the ongoing clashes between government troops and Maute group terrorists in Marawi City, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.

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"This is on the grounds of resistance and rebellion based on what is happening," he said.

"What the President has done is only for Mindanao including Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi," added.

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3 GOV'T TROOPERS KILLED IN MARAWI CLASHES

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said 2 soldiers and one police officer were killed, while 12 others were wounded in ongoing clashes in Marawi City.

He said the Maute group still occupies a street and two bridges leading to Marawi City.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 09:44:07 AM »
Duterte declares Martial Law in Mindanao
ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 23 2017 11:26 PM | Updated as of May 24 2017 02:19 AM
 
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/23/17/duterte-declares-martial-law-in-mindanao

MANILA (3nd UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte on 10 p.m. Tuesday declared martial law in the entire Mindanao island amid the ongoing clashes between government troops and Maute group terrorists in Marawi City, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.

About the Maute group: http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=766.0

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 01:34:47 PM »
AFP Statement and Updates on the Marawi Operations

https://www.facebook.com/armedforcesofthephilippines/videos/10155298160983766/

Auth: Public Affairs Office Chief Marine Colonel Edgard A. Arevalo

"The situation in Marawi has stabilized.
“Security forces are in full control of the situation.

“The armed men we are dealing with are not ISIS but members of Local Terrorist Group.

“The news being circulated by these terrorists and their sympathizers are spurious and are meant to spread lies and disinformation. It is propaganda to attract foreign terrorists’ support and recognition.

“The reported "eyewitness account" is untrue that Amai Pakpak Hospital has been occupied and the people there were held hostage.

“The Marawi City Hall was not occupied as was earlier reported merely quoting "sources".

“The sporadic firefights heard were harassment actions by terrorist sympathizers that were conducted as diversionary tactics to divide the attention of the reinforcing AFP personnel.

“But even these are already held in check.

“Information from operating units states that at around 2PM 23 May 2017, Soldiers, acting on the information regarding the presence of local terrorists and their cohorts, proceeded to Brgy. Basak, Malutlut, Marawi City for a law enforcement Operation.

“The security forces were fired upon constraining them to retaliate.

“Follow-up operations are on-going. We cannot reveal other details so as not to compromise operational security.

“Follow on forces are underway as we speak to further ensure that we will keep the grip of the situation.

“Meanwhile, we fervently urge our people to refrain from posting in social media information that would tend exacerbate the situation. Especially of photos and videos on the movements of our troops and on terrorist propaganda circulating through social media.

“We will continue to provide updates as often as possible with due regard to the security of our operating forces and the conduct of the operations itself."

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 02:48:12 AM »
With Martial Law declared in Maute-affected areas in Mindanao, and Duterte prepared to hunt down the terrorists wherever they may go, under the cloak of martial rule, are our reservists in the affected areas ready to fulfill their duties to answer the call to arms in support of, or along side, regular troops?



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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 12:54:02 PM »
With Martial Law declared in Maute-affected areas in Mindanao, and Duterte prepared to hunt down the terrorists wherever they may go, under the cloak of martial rule, are our reservists in the affected areas ready to fulfill their duties to answer the call to arms in support of, or along side, regular troops?



Given by the fact that being a Mindanaoan as well as an Air Force reservist since 2013, being called upon this kind of cause will be worth fulfilling. If the government calls for reservist to join in this kind of effort, so be it. This maybe the call to end the years of conflict in this southern part of the Philippines where it is time for us Mindanaoans to progress and live peacefully.
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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 03:21:20 PM »
Duterte explains martial law: I cannot gamble with ISIS
Published May 24, 2017 5:59pm
Updated May 24, 2017 10:05pm
By TRISHA MACAS, GMA News

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/metro/611987/duterte-explains-martial-law-i-cannot-gamble-with-isis/story/?utm_source=GMANews&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=news

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday pointed to the projected arrival of ISIS in the country and the open defiance of lawless armed groups in Marawi City as the "compelling reasons" for his declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

Duterte said that the police chief of a Lanao del Sur municipality in Marawi City was beheaded after he was stopped at a checkpoint run by the terrorists.

He also adverted to the buildings—schools, a chapel and a hospital among them—that were set on fire allegedly by the Maute group.

"The hardest thing to deal with is the arrival of ISIS in our country and it has come to pass that there is really war going on and street fighting in Marawi itself," Duterte said.

"I do not know how many buildings were destroyed but 'yong chief of police ng Malabang... He was stopped by a checkpoint that was manned by the terrorist and I think they were decapitated right there and then," he added.

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- See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/metro/611987/duterte-explains-martial-law-i-cannot-gamble-with-isis/story/?utm_source=GMANews&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=news#sthash.4dBV2cNa.dpuf

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 12:10:01 AM »
RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Martial law in Mindanao: will it heal or destroy our island?
By ANTONIO G. M. LA VIÑA - MAY 25, 2017

http://www.mindanews.com/mindaviews/2017/05/rivermans-vista-martial-law-in-mindanao-will-it-heal-or-destroy-our-island/

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) — The evening of May 23, 2017, 10 p.m. to be exact, when President Rodrigo Duterte declared that Mindanao shall be under martial law, will be remembered in the history of the island and the Philippines. It could be a watershed moment that turned the tide against extremism and terrorism, ushering in a golden age of peace and development in the island and the country. Alternatively, it will be that moment when the conflicts and violence in our island accelerate and the possibility of peace becomes elusive for several generations.

Which scenario will come to be will depend on how martial law is implemented in our island: (1) whether the limits imposed by the  1987 Constitution will be faithfully complied with: (2) how our governance institutions, especially Congress and the Supreme Court, perform their constitutional duties related to martial law; (2) whether the executive branch  and the military will be guided by self-restraint in exercising their expanded powers; and, (3) how citizens and citizen organizations respond to the evolving situation.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 04:04:08 AM »
In accordance with Article VII, Section 18, Duterte has submitted his report to Congress.

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SECTION 18. The President shall be the Commander-in-Chief of all armed forces of the Philippines and whenever it becomes necessary, he may call out such armed forces to prevent or suppress lawless violence, invasion or rebellion. In case of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires it, he may, for a period not exceeding sixty days, suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus or place the Philippines or any part thereof under martial law. Within forty-eight hours from the proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the President shall submit a report in person or in writing to the Congress. The Congress, voting jointly, by a vote of at least a majority of all its Members in regular or special session, may revoke such proclamation or suspension, which revocation shall not be set aside by the President. Upon the initiative of the President, the Congress may, in the same manner, extend such proclamation or suspension for a period to be determined by the Congress, if the invasion or rebellion shall persist and public safety requires it.

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Congress receives Duterte's report on martial law proclamation
President Rodrigo Duterte submits his report to the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday evening, May 25

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Published 11:26 PM, May 25, 2017
Updated 11:26 PM, May 25, 2017

http://www.rappler.com/nation/170964-congress-receives-duterte-report-martial-law-proclamation

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday evening, May 25, submitted to Congress his report on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said he officially received the report at 9:55 pm.

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, meanwhile, confirmed that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez received the report at the same time.

Both Pimentel and Alvarez are with Duterte in Davao City, where the Cabinet convened for a meeting on Thursday.

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The Senate and the House of Representatives have the power to revoke the declaration through joint voting, but Congress leaders have said it is "unlikely" that they will do so.

Fariñas also said on Thursday that they do not need to convene jointly since Malacañang would submit the report in writing.

Senators are requesting for a closed-door briefing by Malacañang on the report on May 29, while the House wants its own briefing on May 31. Lawmakers are expected to raise their concerns during the executive meetings.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 12:19:36 AM »
With Martial Law declared in Maute-affected areas in Mindanao, and Duterte prepared to hunt down the terrorists wherever they may go, under the cloak of martial rule, are our reservists in the affected areas ready to fulfill their duties to answer the call to arms in support of, or along side, regular troops?



Reservists have been called

200 Army reservists ng Iligan, iniligay sa active duty
Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN News
Posted at May 28 2017 03:23 PM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/28/17/200-army-reservists-ng-iligan-iniligay-sa-active-duty

Inilagay sa active duty ang mahigit 200 reservists ng Philipine Army sa Iligan City, Linggo kasunod ng bakbakan ng gobyerno at mga bandidong grupo sa katabing bayan ng Marawi, at pagdedeklara ng martial law sa Mindanao.

Tutulong ang reservists ng 102nd Regional Community Defense Group sa mga relief operation at pagbabantay ng mga checkpoint sa Iligan City at iba pang bayan ng Lanao del Norte, ayon sa executive officer ng army unit na si Major Edgar Centeno.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 12:10:44 PM »
Duterte: Martial law to continue as long as AFP, PNP think PH remains unsafe | interaksyon
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“When will it end? I do not know. Hanggang hindi sinabi ng pulis pati Armed Forces na safe na ang Philippines [As long as the police and the Armed Forces don’t say that the Philippines is already safe], this martial law will continue,” Duterte said Sunday, May 28, at Camp Teodulfo S. Bautista in Jolo, Sulu.

Last Friday, Defense chief and martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana said he was “looking at maybe not more than a week” for the strife to end while Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año, chief martial law implementor, said their target was to resolve the problem in Marawi “within 60 days to even shorter or not more than 60 days.”

But two days later, the President was unable to give the same timetable and said that he would not listen to calls from other individuals and groups to end martial law in Mindanao including those from the Supreme Court and Congress because they didn’t know what was happening on the ground.

“Hindi ako makinig sa iba. Mga Supreme Court, ‘yong mga congressman, wala man sila dito. Ba’t sila ba ang nagpapakamatay? Sila ba ang naghihirap dito?…They will suffer the wounds of war?

[I will not listen to others. The Supreme Court, the congressmen, they’re not here. Are they the ones putting their lives on the line? Are they the ones enduring hardships here?…They will suffer the wounds of war?]

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 12:14:36 PM »
Maranao spokesperson designated for Marawi crisis | interaksyon - May 28, 2017
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MANILA — The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will appoint a civilian Maranao spokesperson to specifically address the Lanao region on updates on the government’s ongoing offensive against the Maute terror group in Marawi City.

The move is part of the PCOO’s establishment of the “Mindanao Hour” Communications Center in Davao City which will serve as the main source of accurate and reliable information on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

“In this time of crisis, it is strategically wise for us to expand our communications language from national to regional in order to avoid marginalizing those who are most affected by the declaration of Martial Law,” PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said.

Communication flow will emanate from this center to and from the national government, including information released to the media.


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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 03:02:30 PM »
15 senators: ‘No compelling reason’ to revoke martial law declaration in Mindanao
SENATE RESOLUTION FINDS PROCLAMATION 'SATISFACTORY, CONSTITUTIONAL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW'
By: Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQINQUIRER.net / 10:01 AM May 30, 2017

(Updated, 10:34 a.m.) Fifteen of 23 senators have filed a resolution supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao, saying it was “constitutional” and in accordance with the law, and that there was “no compelling reason” to revoke it.

The 15 senators who filed Senate Resolution No. 388 Monday were Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Senators Sonny Angara, Nancy Binay, Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, Sherwin Gatchalian, Richard Gordon, Gringo Honasan, Panfilo Lacson, Loren Legarda, Manny Pacquiao, Joel Villanueva , Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel Zubiri.

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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 10:10:49 PM »
With 90% of Marawi retaken, gov't vague about lifting martial law | Philstar - May 31, 2017
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Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, military spokesperson, said reports from the ground estimate that only 10 percent of the city remains in the clutches of the Maute terror group and allied gunmen.

"However, that 10 percent is most likely going to the area that will be heavily guarded and defended by these armed men if they are protecting any individual of high value," Padilla said at a televised press conference.

While an end to the fighting is possible in the coming week, government's vague terms suggest there is no end yet in sight for the imposition of martial law in Mindanao.

Echoing Duterte's statements, the Department of Defense said on Wednesday that "martial law is imperative to once and for all address security concerns in the entire Mindanao immediately and decisively."