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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…


Critics appalled as Duterte raises spectre of martial law

Critics have reacted with dismay after president Duterte said he wanted the constitution amended to make it easier for a president to declare martial law. Speaking in Angeles City yesterday (Thursday, December 22), he said the constitution tied the president’s hands when it came to dealing with security crises. The…


Digging up the past: How the Marcos years can’t be laid to rest

PROTESTS and legal challenges show no signs of abating following the controversial burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos. The preserved body of the former leader was recently taken from his mausoleum in Ilocos Norte and buried at the national heroes’ cemetery in Manila. Many were angered at how the Marcos…


Hundreds protest against a hero’s burial for late dictator Marcos

Hundreds of people rallied in stormy weather Sunday against President Duterte’s decision to allow Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in a heroes’ cemetery. About 1,500 protesters carrying a large streamer that read “Marcos not a hero” braved the rain, wind and mud at Manila’s seaside Rizal Park to call on Duterte…


Ferdinand Marcos’ solid bronze casket arrives in Illocos Norte

Many are surprised by the sudden appearance of the solid bronze casket which will be Ferdinand Marcos’ final resting place after he is buried at the Hero’s Cemetery on September 18. Arriving a month ahead of schedule, the casket was ordered from the United States and picked up by former…