Category: Politics & Governance

Congress extends Mindanao martial law to end 2017

By IAN IRVING BAZARTE Bulatlat MANILA – In a special session held today at Batasan Pambansang Complex, Quezon City, the Congress of the Philippines – which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate – approved a five-month extension of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao. Sixteen senators voted yes for the extension of…

Black Friday protest | Progressives call on public to resist possible extension of martial law

By IAN IRVING BAZARTE Bulatlat MANILA – Various progressive groups today, July 7, continued to protest the Supreme Court (SC)’s affirmation of martial law in Mindanao, as they warned of its possible extension, not only in Mindanao but in other parts of the country. The groups said they will keep staging protests, with a major…