Category Archives: state of national emergency

KONSYENSYA DABAW: Not Too  Late To Back Down On Martial Law In Mindanao

Martial Law is upon Mindanao and Mindanawons once again. We in Konsyensya Dabaw are alarmed that 31 years after the ouster of the Marcos dictatorship, with which Filipinos resoundingly rejected militarism and authoritarian rule,  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte saw it necessary to declare martial rule ostensibly to address the violence that broke out and escalated […]

STATEMENT: Martial Law: Not in the name of Mindanao and Mindanawons

Mindanao was used by the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos as part of the justifications for declaring Martial Law. Mindanao figured prominently in Proclamation 1081, which mentioned Mindanao at least 13 times, associated with the terms “lawlessness,” “fear and panic,” “chaos and disorder,”  “armed clashes, killings, massacres, arsons, rapes, pillages, destruction of whole villages and towns […]

Duterte  warns of martial law in Mindanao if governors, mayors don’t help him

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 March) —  “Either tulungan ninyo ako or I will declare martial law tomorrow for Mindanao,” President Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday night as he exhorted governors and mayors in 12 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces to use their powers to prevent violence “from spinning out of control.” “Yan ang problema ko ngayon. […]

Bato: bomb found near US Embassy in Manila transported by land from Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 01 December) – The improvised explosive device (IED) found in a garbage can near the US Embassy along Roxas Avenue in Manila Monday came all the way from Lanao del Sur in Mindanao, transported on board a Toyota Revo, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa told a press conference […]

Duterte orders checkpoints dismantled but state of lawlessness not yet lifted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – President  Rodrigo Duterte announced Saturday afternoon that he wants “all checkpoints dismantled” nationwide except “if necessary” but he has yet to lift the “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao” that allowed the installation of additional checkpoints following the September 2, 2016 blast at the Roxas […]

Blast site memorial at Roxas night market to be unveiled on October 11

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) – A memorial in honor of the victims of the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market will be unveiled on October 11, the 40th day since the blast that left 15 persons dead and 69 others injured, the chief of the City Information Office said. CIO chief Jefry Tupas […]

Death toll in Davao night market blast now 15; pregnant victim dies in hospital

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – The death toll from the September 2 bombing at the Roxas night market has risen to 15 as the pregnant victim who lapsed into coma shortly after the blast, passed away late Monday night. The September 2 blast has killed 15 and injured 69 others. The City Information […]

4,000 families displaced by military offensive vs Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 Sept) – Some 4,000 families have been displaced by intensified military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province, the Bureau of Public Information of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said Friday. Most of the evacuees came from the towns of Patikul (1,122 families), Maimbung (1,321 families), Indanan (400 families), Parang […]

From “lockdown” to “state of lawlessness” to “state of national emergency”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Sept) – The verbal declaration early Saturday morning of, first a “lockdown,” then a “State of Lawlessness” nationwide following the explosion that killed 14 persons and injured 70 others at the Roxas night market in Davao City is now Proclamation No. 55, a two-page declaration of a “State of National […]

Soldier hurt in Maguindanao roadside blast

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 Sept) — A soldier was injured in the head when suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters set off an improvised explosive device around 9:30am on Tuesday in Maguindanao, the Army said. Colonel Felicisimo Budiongan, commander of the 1st Mechanized brigade, said the soldiers were conducting morning foot patrol along the […]