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”.
BAGUIO CITY — The Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (MAKABAYAN) held its first assembly in the city attended by about 300 members of different progressive partylists together with some local politicians on November 30. read more »