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“Prepare to fight another dictator” – battle lines drawn over martial law comments

Patriotic Filipinos “should start preparing to fight another dictator”, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warned today (Monday, January 16) following Duterte’s latest comments on martial law. Former Navy officer Trillanes, who led two coup attempts against President Gloria Arroyo, said: “Soldiers should also start reviewing their constitutional mandate.” Speaking in Davao City on…


Duterte: “No one can stop me declaring martial law if I want to”

President Duterte has again raised the spectre of martial law, saying he could declare it “if I want to” and that “no one can stop me.” Speaking in Davao city yesterday (Saturday, January 14) he said he was willing to trigger the suspension of basic rights should the situation in the country…



Duterte declares “National Bible Month” as church frowns on drug war

President Duterte has declared January an annual “National Bible Month”, amid thinly veiled criticisms of his war on drugs from the Archbishop of Manila. Presidential Proclamation No. 124 aims to recognise the “religious nature of the Filipino people and the elevating influence of religion in human society.” The decision seems…