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A Mindanaoan's reaction to martial law in Maguindanao

I  am a Mindanaoan born in Sarangani Province. Though Sarangani Province is a relatively peaceful province we all know that Mindanao as a whole is not. I come home every year to visit my homeplace. I travel up and down Mindanao but the ARMM region is a no-go place.

Govt faces tough questions over alliance with warlord

SHARIFF AGUAK - The Philippine government has branded a former ally in the troubled south of the country an enemy of the state, raising questions as to why it backed the warlord for nearly a decade.

Judge puts Ampatuan Jr. bail plea on hold

MANILA -  The judge handling the case of Datu Unsay, Maguindanao Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. has put on hold the mayor's petition for bail.


Solon wants Martial Law expanded to Lanao del Norte

MANILA - Oblivious to protests against Martial Law, administration ally Lanao del Norte Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo wants Martial Law extended to Pantao Ragat municipality in Lanao Del Norte.

Reaction: Opening a Pandora's box in Maguindanao

 Ang pagdeklara ng Malakanyang ng Martial Law sa Maguindanao ay isang pag-amin ng namumuno na hindi nila kaya ang mga Ampatuan... Sa mga unang araw pagkatapos ang pangyayari na kasuklam-suklam, ang mga Militar at kapulisan natin ay nagbigay ng kasiguraduhan na kaya nilang ipagtanggol ang bayan sa anumang threath mapadayuhan man at lokal na mga gustong manggulo sa bansa. 

Most senators want martial law revoked - Enrile

18 out of 23 are against Proc. 1959

MANILA (1st UPDATE) - Majority of the senators who attended a caucus on Monday morning were for the revocation of Proclamation 1959 imposing martial law in Maguindanao, according to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Business groups express mixed sentiments on martial law

MANILA - Business groups are divided over the government’s declaration of martial law in Maguindanao, with some welcoming it as a chance to contain "disorder" and others describing the move as bringing "more minuses than pluses."

Pro-Ampatuan rebels fighting troops: Puno

MANILA - Former government auxiliary forces loyal to the powerful Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao have engaged the Philippine National Police in several clashes, Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno said Monday.

SC urged to revoke martial law in Maguindanao

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Several petitions were filed Monday before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to declare as unconstitutional President Arroyo’s Proclamation No. 1959, which placed most areas in the province of Maguindanao under martial law.

Over 3,000 gunmen a threat in Maguindanao: Army

SHARIFF AGUAK - The military said Monday over 3,000 armed followers of the Ampatuan clan whose provincial stronghold was placed under martial law after a massacre remain a threat.