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Philippine Supreme Court upholds third extension of martial law

Philippine Supreme Court upholds third extension of martial law

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of the third extension of martial law in the country's troubled south until the end of this year.

Philippine Congress extends Mindanao martial law until end-2019

Philippine Congress extends Mindanao martial law until end-2019

The Philippine Congress approved a 12-month extension of martial law in the restive Mindanao region on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte argued for maintaining tough security ...

Philippines' Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Philippines' Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat Islamist militants and communists.

Duterte may declare martial law, says defence chief

Duterte may declare martial law, says defence chief

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana emphasised he believed it was very unlikely martial law would be declared, but said the president was worried about threatened "massive" protests by the left.

Supreme Court backs martial law in southern Philippines

Supreme Court backs martial law in southern Philippines

The Philippines' Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country ...

Philippine lawmakers ask court to put an end to martial law

Philippine lawmakers ask court to put an end to martial law

A group of opposition Philippine lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law proclamation to combat Islamist militants.

Philippine troops bomb militants in southern city

Philippine troops bomb militants in southern city

Philippine security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.

Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law

Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to impose martial rule to prosecute his deadly war on drugs, three decades after the nation shed dictatorship with a famous ‘People Power’ revolt.

Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte's martial law talk

Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte's martial law talk

Critics and victims of military abuses expressed alarm on Friday after President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Philippine leaders to be able to wield martial law powers without judicial and congressional approval.

Outgoing president warns Philippines about spectre of martial law

Outgoing president warns Philippines about spectre of martial law

Philippines President Benigno Aquino on Sunday appealed to Filipinos to defend their freedom and democracy and remain vigilant as he warned the horrors of martial law under the late Ferdinand Marcos could happen again.