MANILA - Former president Joseph Estrada on Saturday said that the declaration of martial law in the province of Maguindanao is "not necessary" to bring peace and order to the area.
SHARIFF AGUAK - Farmers carrying sacks filled with little more than their clothes fled their homes as heavily armed soldiers searched among the exodus for militiamen accused of rebellion.
MANILA – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday urged the public to be extra vigilant after President Arroyo declared a state of martial law in the province of Maguindanao.
MANILA - Troops on Saturday afternoon recovered more firearms and thousands of ammunition from a warehouse near the provincial jail in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao, allegedly owned by Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr.
MANILA - Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera said on Saturday that many of those who will be arrested in Maguindanao after President Arroyo's declaration of martial law in the province will be charged with rebellion.
Proclamation 1959: Martial Law in Maguindanao
MANILA (1st UPDATE) - A lawyer of Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. will file a writ of habeas corpus in Davao City on Monday in an attempt to stop authorities from arresting the governor.
MANILA - Security forces on Saturday took full control of the province of Maguindanao following President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's order placing the province under martial law.
President Arroyo on Saturday proclaimed martial law in the province of Maguindanao following the massacre last November 23 of 57 innocent civilians.
MANILA (1st UPDATE) - House Speaker Prospero Nograles is in favor of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's declaration of martial law in Maguindanao.