Heeding the call of a majority of congressmen, the leadership of the House of Representatives abandoned last night its bid to prevent the holding of joint session of Congress, agreeing to hold it today, at the latest. read more »
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Several Philippine lawmakers filed a petition to the Supreme Court Monday, questioning the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's decision to put the province of Maguindanao under martial law. read more »
(Updated 4:23 p.m.) The two chambers of Congress would conduct a joint session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the imposition of martial law in Maguindanao province, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Monday.
MANILA, Philippines - Party list lawmakers on Monday filed separate resolutions to revoke Proclamation 1959 placing Maguindanao province under martial law, even as Speaker Prospero Nograles filed his own in support of the move.
Rep.Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Party and Makabayan Senatorial candidate rejected the report of President Arroyo on Proclamation No. 1959 and called it “an idiotic plot to further defraud the Filipino people and an ingredient in her recipe for perpetuation of power beyond 2010”.
SENATE minority leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. yesterday said senators are likely to vote against placing the Maguindanao province under the military rule to flush out perpetrators in the Maguindanao massacre.
MANILA — Candidates, big television networks, NGOs, and other organizations preparing for the May 2010 elections have been courting the youth to participate actively in voters’ education and in ensuring a clean and honest elections. The youth have been encouraged to vote wisely, to have their voices heard.