Category Archives: suspension of writ of habeas corpus

TURNING POINT: Beyond the Target

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/29 May) — In essence, Martial Law is accordingly imposed in Mindanao to effectively stop terrorism and protect civilians from terrorist harm. No one questions this laudable objective. We cannot help, however, from being apprehensive because  our experience under Marcos’ Martial Law  was scary – our protectors turned out to be our […]

Duterte’s threats: in August, martial law; in November, suspension of writ of habeas corpus

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 Nov) – In his first four months as President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte has threatened to declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus in pursuit of his war on drugs and between these options, issued Proclamation 55, declaring a “state of national emergency on account of lawlessness in Mindanao,” which […]