Defense chief says Mindanao martial law not targeting NPAs

MANILA — The declaration of martial law in Mindanao does not target the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the region, said National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday. Secretary…

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Members of the Lope Volunteers Support Group hand over water and food to the evacuees from Marawi City at East Poblacion in Balo-i,Lanao del Norte. Residents of Marawi City evacuate…

President Duterte visits wake of hero soldier

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RTC judge volunteers to go to Marawi City for court duty

DUMAGUETE CITY — The presiding judge in one of the regional trial courts in Negros Oriental has volunteered to be sent to Mindanao, particularly in Marawi City, in line with…

Day 4 of Marawi fighting: 31 terrorists, 13 troops killed

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao — Government clearing operations entered the fourth day Friday, with 31 terrorists killed so far, authorities said. As this developed, Malacanang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte…

Pangasinan PNP on full alert due to fighting in Marawi City

DAGUPAN CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Pangasinan has been placed on full alert following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao as a result of the attacks…

Constitution provides safeguards vs abuses during martial law — Panelo

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel on Thursday said the public have nothing to worry over the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao as the Constitution provides sufficient…

Troops rescue 120 civilians in Marawi City

ZAMBOANGA CITY — At least 120 civilians were rescued as troops continue to fight the remaining members of the Maute group in Marawi City, the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said.…

Aguirre defends President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in the entire Mindanao to neutralize militants linked to attacks carried out by…

Rule of law, human rights to prevail despite martial law in Mindanao — DND

MANILA — Despite the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, the Department of National (DND) has ordered military units to observe the rule of law and human rights in the…

161 persons rounded up in Davao after martial law declaration

DAVAO CITY – The joint police and Task Force Davao have rounded up 161 persons who failed to show proofs of identification following the imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao…

Pres. Duterte asks Putin for arms

MOSCOW — President Rodrigo Duterte has requested Russian President Vladimir Putin for a soft loan for weapons which will be used by the Philippine government in its fight against terrorism.…

Pres. Duterte back in PHL

MANILA, May 24 — President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived in Manila from Moscow at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. President Duterte left Moscow at 1:38 a.m. Wednesday (Moscow time) or 6:38 a.m.…

Mayor orders lockdown in Davao City

DAVAO CITY — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered the police and the military to lockdown the city hours after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a 60-day martial law in Mindanao…

President Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

MOSCOW — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday due to attacks carried out by the Maute terror group in Marawi City, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella…

Duterte can declare martial law ‘in very extreme circumstances’ — SolGen

MANILA — The Office of the Solicitor General on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte can still declare martial law even without the concurrence of the Supreme Court or Congress if…

LP senators slam unannounced burial of Marcos at LNMB

MANILA — Senators belonging to the Liberal Party (LP) slammed on Friday the unannounced and hasty burial of the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga…