Category Archives: Proclamation 216

Voting 10-5, Supreme Court upholds martial law extension until yearend

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 February) —  Voting 10-5, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the year-long extension of martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus over Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities until December 31, 2018. “The Court finds sufficient factual basis for the issuance of Resolution of both Houses number […]

COMMENTARY: Scared Like You: Thoughts on Terrorism, Rebellion and Martial Law In Mindanao  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) — People are divided in their reactions to the recent declaration of martial law in Mindanao. I daresay that fear, although unacknowledged, underpins the reactions, which are of varying kinds.   Terrorism as Rebellion  Fear of the terroristic ways of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf is one of the […]

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Martial law in Mindanao: will it heal or destroy our island?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) — The evening of May 23, 2017, 10 p.m. to be exact, when President Rodrigo Duterte declared that Mindanao shall be under martial law, will be remembered in the history of island and the Philippines. It could be a watershed moment that turned the tide against extremism […]