maguindanao massacre

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.

RE: martial law

 Because of the terrible experience of most people with martial law under the Marcos regime, everyone is wary that the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao is a test (or a prelude to) possible declaration of state of national emergency (or martial law ) so that GMA would continue to remain in power.

Hoy Gising! Nasa atin pa rin ang kapangyarihan! - Rouchelle Dinglasan

Masaker sa Maguindanao. Pagpa-file ng kandidatura ng Pangulo sa Kongreso. Pagpapataw ng martial law sa Maguindanao. Pambobomba sa Jolo, Sulu. Ito kaya ay mga pahiwatig sa mas malalaking kaganapang maaaring sumambulat sa atin?