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Joint session on martial law may start Wednesday

MANILA - Representatives of the 2 chambers of Congress met Monday evening to make a draft of the rules and procedures for the joint session that would tackle President Arroyo’s Proclamation No. 1959 but failed to finish it delaying the start of the joint session possibly by 1 day. 

Businessmen against martial law in Maguindanao

Some businessmen are against the imposition of martial law in Maguindanao province, saying it may hamper the flow of foreign investments into the country. The businessmen expressed their sentiments after several countries issued travel advisories warning their nationals against traveling to Maguindanao

Martial law in Maguindanao: The genie is out

Young officers will be made to believe that the military can rule effectively where civilian governance has failed

As the cameras rolled, a young Army lieutenant flagged down a vehicle carrying a known Ampatuan supporter. Are you carrying firearms, he yelled, as his troops searched the car.

Police file rebellion raps vs Ampatuans

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Monday they have filed to the justice department rebellion charges against 24 people, 3 days after the declaration martial law and the suspension of the privilege of habeas corpus in parts of Maguindanao province. 

Congress’s joint session on martial law on Wednesday

Hindi na muna matutuloy bukas ang joint session ng Kamara at Senado sa martial law proclamation sa Maguindanao. Hindi pa raw kasi lubos na plantsado ang magiging panuntunan sa joint session. Live magba-Bandila si Cecille Lardizabal. Bandila, Lunes, Disyembre 7, 2009

'We knew Ampatuans were hoarding arms, ammo'

Inamin ng pulisya na bago pa man ideklara ang martial law sa Maguindanao, alam na nilang nag-iimbak ng gabundok na armas at sasakyan ang pamilya Ampatuan. Nagpa-Patrol, Willard Cheng. TV Patrol World, Lunes, Disyembre 7, 2009

Some Maguindanao residents fear martial rule

Namamayani ngayon ang takot sa ilang residente sa Maguindanao dahil sa martial law. Napilitan na ring lumikas ang iba sa kanila habang patuloy ang pagsakop ng militar sa kapitolyo ng Maguindanao! TV Patrol World, Lunes, Disyembre 7, 2009

Andal Sr. forcibly taken from Davao hospital

Matapos ma-confine nang 2 araw sa Davao Doctors' Hospital, pwersahang binitbit ng militar si dating Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Senior. Hindi naiwasan ang irigingan sa pagitan ng mga sundalo at mga Ampatuan. Nagpa-Patrol, Jeff Canoy. TV Patrol World, Lunes, Disyembre 7, 2009

Only a small part of Ampatuan armory found?

Sa kabila naman ng magkakasunod na paghuhukay sa libingan ng bulto-bultong baril at bala sa mga lugar na pag-aari ng mga Ampatuan, lumalabas na maliit na porsyento pa lang pala ng mga armas ng angkan ang nakukuha ng militar. Mula sa Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, nagpa-Patrol Jorge Cariño. TV Patrol World, Lunes, Disyembre 7, 2009

House beats Senate in joint session on martial law

MANILA, Philippines - The Senate faces a losing battle on having the proclamation of martial law in Maguindanao revoked, as it lacks the numbers to defeat the overwhelming majority in the lower house once voting is conducted jointly.