With Supreme Court decision looming, Duterte ready to declare another martial law if needed

President Duterte is ready to again declare martial law if “a similar incident of rebellion” like the Marawi siege occurs, Malacañang said on Sunday. “The President likewise made it clear that if and when there is another similar incident of rebellion, when the public safety requires it, the President and Commander-in-Chief would again declare martial

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‘I love you all’: Duterte rallies troops as Marawi firefights rage on

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday gave troops in Butuan City a pep talk, urging them not to lose heart as offensives against Islamic State-linked terror groups in Marawi City...

‘I love you all’: Duterte rallies troops as Marawi firefights rage on

Duterte’s back: ‘My state of health is… what you see is what you get’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte returned to public duties Saturday after nearly a week of absence that sparked speculation over his health as government forces battled...

Duterte’s back: ‘My state of health is… what you see is what you get’

‘We stand ready to help’: Canada vows aid for PH amid Marawi crisis

Canada’s assistance to Mindanao will continue amid the war in Marawi and the declaration of martial law in the region, an official said. Canadian Ambassador to the...

‘We stand ready to help’: Canada vows aid for PH amid Marawi crisis

Grace Poe has had enough of fake news, summons Aguirre for Senate probe

The Senate is set to summon Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to investigate his false claims that several opposition lawmakers were involved in the Maute terrorist...

Grace Poe has had enough of fake news, summons Aguirre for Senate probe

‘Big Bro’ to the rescue? US backs PH military in fight for Marawi City

United States special forces are providing support to the Philippine military battling to dislodge Islamist militants in a southern city, the US embassy said Saturday, as 13...

‘Big Bro’ to the rescue? US backs PH military in fight for Marawi City

2nd least peaceful country in Asia Pacific? PH gov’t flabbergasted by report

Malacañang disputed a study which placed the Philippines as the second least peaceful country in Asia Pacific, just behind North Korea. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella...

2nd least peaceful country in Asia Pacific? PH gov’t flabbergasted by report

Philippine lawmaker appeals for ICC probe into drug war

A Philippine lawmaker on Tuesday appealed to the International Criminal Court to urgently probe thousands of killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, warning a...

Philippine lawmaker appeals for ICC probe into drug war

Duterte consoles grieving families after Resorts World Manila attack

President Rodrigo Duterte landed in Manila late Saturday night from Cagayan de Oro City and headed to a funeral home to visit the families of the victims of the casino attack that...

Duterte consoles grieving families after Resorts World Manila attack

Uson, Andanar ‘two of the most trusted DDS voices join forces’ in new gov’t show

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar has finally come out of hiding to debut his new podcast show with communications assistant secretary Margaux...

Uson, Andanar ‘two of the most trusted DDS voices join forces’ in new gov’t show

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