Pacquiao empathizes with Duterte on martial law vs drugs - Inquirer.net

MANILA — Senator Manny Pacquiao empathizes with President Duterte in his desire to declare martial law to stop drug trafficking in the country. President Duterte wanted to declare martial law, not to perpetuate himself in power, but to address the ...

On threat to impose martial law, Duterte just frustrated—Aguirre - Inquirer.net

President Duterte was just letting off steam when he threatened to ignore the Constitution and declare martial law, frustrated that despite his brutal war on drugs, the menace appeared to be continuing, according to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

'Erroneous' for Duterte to declare martial law over drugs - Inquirer.net

Lawmakers from the opposition bloc said it would be erroneous and illogical for President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law if the drug situation in the country became, in his words, “virulent.” The congressmen belonging to the independent ...

The reality of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs - New Zealand Herald

Rodrigo Duterte is outspoken about cracking down on criminals, but how much direct involvement does he have in the killings? Photo / AP. Earlier this week, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, delivered one of his most brutal threats yet ...

Asean chairmanship, more economic gains for Mindanao eyed | SunStar - Sun.Star

THE Mindanao business community is upbeat that the chairmanship of the Philippines for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) 2017 will pave way for more economic gains especially in Mindanao. Mindanao Development Authority Deputy ...

'Phl-US relations turn new page' - Yahoo Singapore News

DAVAO CITY – The relations between the Philippines and the United States have turned a new page. President Duterte and US Ambassador Sung Kim met Sunday night at the Malacañang of the South at the Department of Public Works and Highways Depot ...

SC mum on Duterte's martial law threat - Inquirer.net

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday shrugged off President Duterte's remarks that not even the high court could stop him from declaring martial law if the illegal drug problem continued to worsen. “We don't respond to political statements,” Supreme Court ...

Barrita: Duterte as protector of the nation, people | SunStar - Sun.Star

PRESIDENT Duterte's threat to declare martial law is based President Rody Duterte once again said on Jan. 14 he would impose martial law if the drug problem became “very virulent.” Barely a month ago, he dismissed as “nonsense” any suggestion he might ...

Wenceslao: Martial law? It's not easy to plan, execute | SunStar - Sun.Star

SALVADOR Panelo, President Rodrigo Duterte's legal counsel, is the latest Malacañang functionary to try to ease people's concern about the President's pronouncements on the declaration of martial law. The Palace official's line is to downplay the ...

ASEAN tarnished by Duterte - The Australian

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's warning of a possible new martial law era for his country won't do much for perceptions of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as he assumes the leadership of one of the most high-profile organisations in ...

Confusion after Philippines' Duterte threatens martial law - Yahoo Singapore News

Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened over the weekend to impose martial law to prosecute his deadly war on drugs. His comments triggered deep anxiety in a nation still haunted by the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, which ...

Duterte's martial law remark only a 'warning,' says Panelo - Inquirer.net

President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he will declare martial law if the drug problem turns “very virulent” was just a “warning” to those who want to destroy society, his chief legal counsel said on Tuesday. “The President's statement that he ...

3 of 4 INQUIRER.net readers disapprove Duterte's martial law statement - Inquirer.net

Three of four INQUIRER.net Twitter poll respondents disapproved President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he will declare martial law, if he wants to, “to preserve (the) nation.” The poll ran for 24 hours starting Saturday, and asked the users to ...

NUJP scores Andanar for blaming media over Duterte's Martial law remark - Davao Today

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines scored on Monday Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar's claim that the media “misreported” President Rodrigo Duterte's statement on Martial Law in his ...

Paranoid over martial law - Rappler

Is it wrong for a president to warn the nation that he is poised to declare martial law? My answer is unequivocal: No. Fr Ranhilio Callangan Aquino. Published 10:28 AM, January 17, 2017. Updated 12:32 PM, January 27, 2017. comments. facebook0 · twitter.

WATCH: What Duterte said about declaring martial law - Philippine Star

President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during the the 49th Annual Installation of Officers and Board of Trustees of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on Jan. 14, 2017. PPD/Simeon Celi Jr.

Behind the bluster, a flourishing economy in the Philippines - The New Paper

Behind the bluster, a flourishing economy Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at the Philippines' Asean Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Centre in Davao city on Sunday. PHOTO: REUTERS ...

The Story of the US Regime Change Plan in the Philippines - The Market Oracle

Politics As long-needed economic reforms are taking off in the Philippines, regime change plans have been prepared in the US State Department against a democratically-elected president who enjoys very high popular support. During the Philippine ...

EDITORIAL - 'Misreporting' - Philippine Star

Media groups trotted out yesterday video and tape recordings to prove that indeed President Duterte had threatened to declare martial law if the drug menace became exceptionally “virulent.” Malacañang officials, for their part, insisted that the ...

Senators urge Duterte: Shut up on martial law - Philippine Star

“President Duterte should just shut up on these martial law threats and just govern our country the way any responsible leader should,” Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday. File photo. MANILA, Philippines - It's a cure worse than the disease, and ...