Philippines

Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace

Filipinos learned lessons of martial law: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday rejected the claim by human rights group Karapatan that the country is currently experiencing a “de facto martial law” under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the situation under … Continue reading

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Slay of local execs not ground for martial law, Palace clarifies

Slay of local execs not ground for martial law, Palace clarifies By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The consecutive killings of three local government officials last week is not a ground for the imposition of a nationwide martial law, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark a week after Trece … Continue reading

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CBCP fear of ‘creeping dictatorship’ far-fetched

CBCP fear of ‘creeping dictatorship’ far-fetched By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Thursday dismissed as “far-fetched” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) fear of a “creeping dictatorship” under President Rodrigo Duterte. This was amid his administration’s push to amend the Constitution to establish a federal system of government. … Continue reading