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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2017, 06:00:39 PM »
Duterte: Nationwide martial law is presently unnecessary | Inquirer.net - June 21, 2017
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President Rodrigo Duterte said placing the entire Philippines under martial law was uncalled for at the moment.
Duterte’s statement came after he was asked to explain his remarks that should he declare a second martial law, it would be a “copycat” of Marcos.

The President was referring to former president Ferdinand Marcos who declared martial law in the entire country from Sept. 21, 1972 to Jan. 17, 1981.

“At this time, it is not called for,” he told reporters in an ambush interview in Cagayan de Oro on Tuesday night.
He said his declaration of martial law, which suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, was a “mechanism” to “prevent” the terrorists to gain foothold in the Visayas.

Duterte, on May 23, declared martial law in the whole Mindanao after Islamic-inspired Maute terrorists attacked Marawi City in a bid to establish a caliphate in the region.

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Re: Supreme Court affirms Mindanao martial law
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2017, 02:02:23 AM »
Supreme Court affirms Mindanao martial law | ABS-CBN news - Jul 04 2017
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11-3-1 ruling a victory for Duterte on day 43 of 60-day martial rule

Eleven justices voted to uphold the president's declaration over all of Mindanao, said Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te in a press briefing.

Three others voted to limit the declaration to Marawi City, the conflict zone. A lone justice, meanwhile, voted to nullify the proclamation altogether.

The decision validated Duterte's declaration on May 23, when he placed the entire Mindanao under military rule following clashes between government troops and Islamic State-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf group terrorists in the Islamic city of Marawi.

It dismissed several petitions that questioned the basis of the president's declaration.

The ruling stands as the first on the merits of a martial law declaration under Article 7, Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution, which provides safeguards against a repeat of an abusive military rule seen during the time of deposed strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2017, 02:57:25 PM »
Martial law an urgent measure for nation’s survival — SC | Inquirer.net - July 06, 2017
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The Constitution gives the President the authority to place any part or the entire Philippines under martial law, the Supreme Court said in its decision declaring as valid Proclamation 216 or President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law proclamation in Mindanao.

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The high court pointed out that the President need not wait for the armed conflict in Marawi to spread to other areas in Mindanao.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 05:46:22 AM »
Military may submit recommendation on martial law next week
Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jul 07 2017 02:05 PM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/07/17/military-may-submit-recommendation-on-martial-law-next-week

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it may submit as early as next week its recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte on whether or not martial law in Mindanao should be extended beyond 60 days.

AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla Jr. said the military was still assessing the situation on the ground, where state offensives against Islamic State-linked terrorists continue.

Duterte's martial law proclamation, laid down on May 23 when clashes erupted in Marawi City, will expire on July 22, based on the 60-day constitutional limit. But the President may seek an extension from Congress if he deems this necessary.

The President has said he would rely on the advice of his military commanders whether or not to extend the declaration.
“Kinakailangan may batayan ito bago isulong 'yung rekomendasyon na iyon sa ating Commander-in-Chief. At ‘yung pag-assess na ito at pag-aaral na ito ay kasalukuyan pa lang ginagawa,” Padilla told reporters in a chance interview in Malacañang.

“So maaring ibigay ito sa susunod na linggo o bago matapos ‘yung takdang panahon ng 60 days," he said.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »
Duterte wants to extend martial law until end of 2017 | CNN Philippines - July 19, 2017
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) — President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017, over concerns of a "looming situation," Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said on Tuesday.

Duterte proposed to Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to continue military rule in the southern Philippines for over five more months because the "looming situation in Mindanao has to be addressed," Abella said in a press conference.

The President has also requested that the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus be likewise extended.

"I have come to the conclusion that the existing rebellion in Mindanao, which has prompted me to issue Proclamation No. 216 on 23rd May 2017, will not be quelled completely by 22nd July 2017," Duterte said in a portion of his letter read aloud by Abella.

"For this reason, because public safety requires it, I call upon the Congress to extend until 31st of December 2017 or for such a period of time as the Congress may determine the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao," he added.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 03:16:38 AM »
Duterte wants martial law extension over ‘evolving’ urban warfare | Rappler - July 19, 2017
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In his letter to Congress, Duterte said the rebel groups took up arms “for the purpose of removing Mindanao from its allegiance to the government.”

“Indeed, the crisis in Marawi City has introduced a newly evolving type of urban warfare – one that is characterized by the rebels’ total disregard for civilian lives, cruelty to combatants and non-combatants alike, and widespread looting and pillaging of occupied communities,” said Duterte.

“This type of urban warfare has caused a significant number of casualties on both sides and a huge destruction of property, both public and private, more importantly, the house-to-house firefights have slowed down the advance of government forces and their mopping up operations,” he added.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2017, 03:33:58 PM »
Drilon questions martial law extension three times longer than original | Inquirer - July 22, 2017
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During the interpellation in the House of Representatives where Congress convened in a joint special session, Drilon said the actual rebellion is belied by the fact that only four barangays were under the control of the Maute’s terrorists, according to Duterte’s letter to Congress requesting martial law extension.

Drilon also questioned why Duterte needed six more months of martial rule, or three times more the length of time compared to the 60 days period in the first declaration of martial law.

Drilon said in the 60 days of martial law imposition, the government was able to neutralize 379 Maute terrorists already.

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Congress convened Saturday to tackle Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao. His martial law proclamation is set to expire today July 22, after the 60-day period prescribed in the 1987 Constitution.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2017, 06:14:46 PM »
* Joint session approves martial law extension

Congress votes 261-18 to extend Mindanao martial law ’til year’s end | Inquirer.net - July 22, 2017
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Congress on Saturday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017.
This was the result of the joint special session held in the House of Representatives, where both the lower House and the Senate convened and tackled the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend  martial law in Mindanao.

According to the 1987 Constitution, Congress should vote jointly in a special session to determine the period of extension of martial law, but only upon the initiative of the President.

At least 16 of the 20 senators present, while 245 of the 291 House members, voted to approve Resolution of Both Houses 10, which called for the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of writ of habeas corpus until the end of the year.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2017, 09:35:04 PM »
Lorenzana: No need for nationwide martial law | Philstar - July 22, 2017
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Lorenzana made the statement during the interpellation on the martial law extension at a joint session of the 17th Congress.

The Defense chief was asked by opposition Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on whether the inclusion of dismantling the private armed groups and the New People’s Army in its operational directive for the implementation of martial law would call for the declaration of martial law in Visayas and nationwide.

Pangilinan cited recent NPA attacks nationwide and a past standoff between the government forces and the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol.

“Hindi po mangyayari ‘yan siguro, kaya lang po nasasali iyan dahil sa Mindanao naman yung martial law, kaakibat na yan sa trabaho namin na security operations,” Lorenzana said of whether martial law could cover the entire Philippines.

Lorenzana said even if operations against the NPA are not included in the martial law implementation, there is a need to handle them.

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2017, 04:32:02 PM »
Any Timawans (are we still called that?) from Mindanao willing to give a first-hand report on how martial law is currently affecting their everyday lives?

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2017, 09:04:00 AM »
Carnapping has almost disappeared because of the numerous checkpoints. Checkpoints is strict and requires all PUV/PUB passengers to get down, especially when going into large cities.  Curfew is strictly implemented on some areas, although there are still hard-headed violators and some abusive transients and residents.  Curfew is dependent on local ordinances, but is implemented by the PNP. 
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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2017, 10:27:02 AM »
life in the city remains the same.. the obvious change is the high visibility of uniformed personnel in pier, bus & airports...
there is also this check points going into the city... but other than that everything is normal and people actually felt safe with all of these...

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2017, 02:58:53 PM »
Palace to decide whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao
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President Rodrigo Duterte is set to decide next week whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao, a Palace official said Saturday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte would submit his decision to the Congress before the chamber goes on Christmas break on the Dec. 15.

“Inaantay pa rin po natin ang rekomendasyon ng Hukbong Sandatahan (We are still awaiting the recommendation of the Armed Forces) and because the national media is here, I have had prior consultations with the Armed Forces (and) the recommendations (will be out)
next week,” Roque said in a press briefing in Zamboanga City.

“So the President will make a decision if not next week then the week after because Congress will go on recess on the 15th and as you know, we cannot have extension (of) martial law without (the) consent of Congress,” Roque said.
The spokesperson said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has finished its consultation with stakeholders and would just need to submit its recommendation to the President.

“I didn’t want to say it now because mape-preempt yung aking (it would preempt my) press briefing sa Lunes (on Monday). And I’m going to read verbatim already what was given to me by the AFP. Mayroon na pong binigay sa aking statement, Monday ko na po babasahin yan (I have received the statement and I would read it on Monday),” he said.
While no final decision has yet been made, Roque said that the resolution would ensure the safety of the citizens in Marawi City and nearby areas.

Task Force Bangon Marawi chief Eduardo del Rosario on Friday backed the extension of martial law up until the rehabilitation phase of the war-torn Marawi City to ensure the continuous reconstruction of the city, following reports of massive recruitment of Islamic State-inspired terror groups. /jpv

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2017, 03:04:48 PM »
Senate votes 14-4 approving Mindanao martial law extension for one year
Published December 13, 2017 1:15pm
By KATHRINA CHARMAINE ALVAREZ, GMA News

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/636416/senate-votes-14-4-approving-mindanao-martial-law-extension-for-one-year/story/?utm_source=GMANews&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=news

The Senate on Wednesday voted 14-4 approving President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year or until December 2018.

Members of the minority bloc led by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon voted against the extension during joint session of Congress. The other three are Senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, and Risa Hontiveros.

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In his letter requesting for another extension, Duterte cited threats from ISIS-inspired groups and “communist terrorists."

Members of the House of Representatives are still voting on Duterte's request for extension as of this posting. —ALG, GMA News

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Re: Mindanao under Martial Law
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2018, 10:25:28 AM »
AFP-PNP ‘joint assessment’ on ML extension out soon
By Priam Nepomuceno  November 17, 2018, 1:10 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1054150

MANILA -- The final decision to extend martial law in Mindanao may be out by next week as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are to come up with a “joint assessment” for a “more validated conclusive reports”.

As of now, the AFP has yet to recommend an extension of martial law, Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez, Jr. said this during a press conference in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Friday afternoon.

 He added there is no final decision yet. “From Singapore, I was tasked by the SND (Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana) to make a consultative report with the PNP. So we directed the (AFP) J-3 (deputy chief-of-staff for operations) to have a joint conference for us to assess our different reports so we can have a more validated conclusive reports,” he added.

Lorenzana was part of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s delegation for the 33rd ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit in Singapore, which started on November 13.

Galvez added that the decision to extend martial law might be finalized by next week upon the return of the President.

After the ASEAN Summit, Duterte is also set to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) events in Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

"Perhaps next week when the President arrives, maybe (in the next) PNP-AFP national security conference, there we will report our separate assessments and at the same time, our joint assessment," Galvez said.

Earlier, Malacañang said it would depend on the recommendation of the AFP on whether or not martial law will be extended after the end of the year.

Martial law in Mindanao was declared on May 23, 2017 following attacks launched by the Maute Group in Marawi City. The House of Representatives, in a special joint session in July last year, granted the extension of martial law until Dec. 31, 2017 at the President's request.

The Senate and House of Representatives, convening in a joint session early December, later granted the Chief Executive's request for the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus for a period of one year from January 1 to December 31 this year. (PNA)