maguindanao massacre

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.

Joint session on martial law unlikely on Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines - Congress' joint session to concur or revoke martial law in Maguindanao is unlikely to happen on Tuesday as originally planned.

Cardinal Vidal: Respect human rights during martial rule

Archbishop of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal wants human rights to be respected while martial rule is implemented in Maguindanao province. 

Petition to SC of Salonga, Pangalangan, Roque, etc. on Proclamation No. 1959

Petition to SC of Salonga, Pangalangan, Roque, etc. on Proclamation No. 1959


As legislators weigh Martial Law, 2010 national budget hangs

MANILA, Philippines – With Congress shifting its focus from the 2010 budget deliberations to the issue of martial law in Maguindanao, some Senators are expecting the government may operate on a re-enacted budget for ‘”a short period” next year.

Martial law unconstitutional, says ex-SC justice

MANILA, Philippines - The declaration of martial law in Maguindanao is, on its face, unconstitutional, a jurist said on Monday, while a Catholic bishop gave his imprimatur to the extraordinary measure.

Puno says martial law to be lifted if...

MANILA - Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno on Monday defended Proclamation 1959 declaring martial law in Maguindanao saying President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's declaration of a state of emergency last November 24 was not enough.

RE: in defense of President Arroyo’s martial law declaration

 I believe the president did the right thing. Sugapa na sa kasamaan at katiwalian ang Mindanao specially in the Maguindanao region where the highest officials there are the ones involved in the massacre.

RE: Bad precedent from a bad president

 Arroyo's declaration of martial law in Maguindanao is not THE solution to the present crisis in the area, yet an added burden, another misuse and abuse of the duly-prostituted Constitution under this administration.