Peace will be elusive with 59 AFP, PNP men in key gov’t posts – Gabriela; HB banning military appointments must be approved

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 08:15 -- gwp_prop

“President Duterte has chosen to place peace saboteurs near the negotiating table by appointing in his first year 59 retired military and police officers to the Cabinet and other key government positions – officers who are not interested in socio-economic reforms at all.”

This was the statement of Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) Rep. Arlene Brosas as President Duterte appealed on Saturday to end the armed conflict so that the peace talks with the NDFP to proceed.

Benjie Oliveros | Arroyo Regime Has No Respect For Human Rights And Democracy

Mon, 12/14/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

Gordon: ‘Should We Declare Martial Law In Agusan Too?’

Thu, 12/10/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

MANILA, Philippines - Faced with another hostage crisis this time in Agusan Del Sur, will the government also resort to martial rule to quell criminals?

This question was posed Thursday by Senator Richard Gordon during the joint session of Congress deliberating President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Proclamation 1959 that placed under martial law the province of Maguindanao.

At least 57 people were massacred on November 23 by armed men believed to be supporters of the Ampatuan clan.

Party Lists Rally Against Martial Law In Congress

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

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.

In filing House Resolution 1525, Nograles said he believes there was basis to place Maguindanao under martial rule following the grisly massacre of at least 57 people in the province on November 23.

Do They Want To Hide Proof Of Poll Fraud?

Sun, 12/06/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

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.

At the House, militant lawmakers said they would fight against the declaration when sessions resume today.

President Arroyo was expected to have submitted by nine o’clock last night to Congress a report on the declaration of martial law through Proclamation No. 1959 which she signed late Friday.

Leftist Solons Lead Charge Vs Martial Law

Sat, 12/05/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

MANILA, Philippines— Militant lawmakers will try to shoot down Proclamation 1959 in Congress on Monday, even though they lack the numbers.

The bloc led by Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo said that should Congress and the Supreme Court conspire with the executive in supporting a ``patently’’ unconstitutional order, ``we will have no choice but to appeal to the people to go to the streets not only to call for the revocation of martial law but to push for the immediate ouster of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.’’

Senators Oppose Arroyo’s Martial Law Proclamation

Sat, 12/05/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

MANILA, Philippines--Most of the senators want to scrap it but majority of congressmen are all for it.

The Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a special joint session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday to address President Macapagal-Arroyo’s imposition of martial law in Maguindanao.

By that time, martial law in the province where the country’s worst election-related violence occurred on Nov. 23 would have been in effect for close to four days, and a number of senators on Saturday said the joint session should be held earlier.

Martial Law To Halt Chaos Or Hide Electoral Fraud?

Sat, 12/05/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

OPPOSITION leaders in the Senate voiced fears that Malacañang imposed martial law in Maguindanao partly to conceal proof of massive electoral fraud in the province where President Arroyo and her administration bets won big in the 2004 and 2007 elections with the help of members of the beleaguered Ampatuan clan.

Cerge Booed, Pelted With Crumpled Paper

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

CATCALLS and flying balls of crumpled paper and plastic greeted Press Secretary Cerge Remonde yesterday when he tried to talk to about 300 militants at the Don Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge, who were protesting the killing of 64 persons, including 30 journalists, in Maguindanao last November 23.

Women Massacred Twice Over In Maguindanao Bloodshed Maza Joins All-Women Action For Justice For Women Victims

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern1

In commemoration of the International Day for Women Human Rights Defenders, Rep. Liza Maza today led women from Karapatan and Gabriela in an all-women protest action in Mendiola, as they called for justice for the 22 women victims in the Maguindanao massacre.


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