Martial Law


President Rodrigo Duterte said he had abolished oligarchy in the Philippines without declaring martial law, and promised that the remaining years of his presidency would be tough on oligarchs. Sulu aired in a filmed speech in Jolo, Duterte said he can now die happy realizing he’s “dismantled” oligarchy in the nation he’s alleged has milked Filipinos and also abused the economy and elections for years now. He then warned that


According to a Social Weather Stations survey released late Sunday, most Filipinos agree that martial law in Mindanao should not be extended beyond its deadline on December 31. The survey found that 65% agree that martial law in Mindanao will expire by the end of this year, compared to 34% who said that it should be extended. The remaining one percent did not answer the question, “Do you think that

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday that he had already sent a request to the President’s Office that martial law should no longer be imposed in Mindanao. Lorenzana said he personally believes that the security forces have achieved their objective of securing the region, noting that the non-extension of military rule in Mindanao is also good for business. The whole Mindanao was put under martial law after the ISIS-inspired Maute