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By Paolo Romero
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
They were presented with an opportunity to save lives, and they took it.
By Elizabeth Marcelo
Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:00pm
A portion of the funds allocated to the Philippine Children’s Medical Center for the mass implementation of the dengue immunization program remains intact, a state audit report shows.
By Gaea Katreena Cabico
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:30am
Measures that some cities in Mindanao have been implementing since martial law was declared on May 23, 2017. 
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:23am
Tropical Storm Urduja has slightly intensified on Friday morning as it barrels toward the eastern coast of Samar island. 
By Jaime Laude
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has joined the reserve officer corps of the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced yesterday.
By Cecille Suerte Felipe
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Three months before he takes over the helm of the “problematic” New Bilibid Prison (NBP), police Director General Ronald dela Rosa has warned convicted drug lords to stop their illegal activities or face the consequences.
By Jess Diaz
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Opposition congressmen vowed yesterday to question before the Supreme Court the Duterte administration’s Congress-approved extension of martial law in Mindanao by one year.
By Christina Mendez and Evelyn Macairan
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
There will be no work in government offices on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 next year.
By Christina Mendez
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday assured the public that there would be no return to a dictatorial government amid the possibility that the extended imposition of martial law in Mindanao for one year may be expanded outside the region.
By Jose Rodel Clapano
Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
The one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao and its possible nationwide implementation will lead to the withdrawal of support of security forces from President Duterte, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding...
  • Former president Benigno Aquino III listens to resource persons after testifying at the Senate probe on the dengue vaccine yesterday. Geremy Pintolo
    Noy on vaccine: We wanted to save lives
  • A year-on-year comparison of the Philippine Children's Medical Center's “Due to Other Funds-DOH” account shows that the amount received by the state children's hospital from the Department of Health increased by whopping 6115% or to P1.15 billion in 2016 from P18.501 million in 2015. AFP/File
    PCMC's P1.15B Dengvaxia funds remain intact — COA
  • Personnel of the Cotabato City police office screen motorists at a checkpoint into the city from Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao. JOHN UNSON, file
    How martial law is being implemented in Mindanao's cities
  • Tropical Storm Urduja is expected to make landfall on Saturday morning or afternoon over Northern Samar-Eastern Samar area. File photo
    'Urduja' slightly intensifies, barrels toward Samar island
  • Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is the latest addition of key and prominent government officials who have enlisted in the reserve military force, after Senators Manny Pacquiao (Army); Loren Legara (Air Force); Vicente Sotto (Army), Rep. Feliciano Belmonte (Navy), Rep. Vilma Santos (Army). File
    Tugade joins PAF as reserve lt. colonel
  • “I’ll see you there after this (term) extension. If they would shoot it out with me, if they want to fight with me, then it would be bloody. But if they would not, then it would be peaceful. What is important is that they stop,” Dela Rosa, outgoing Philippine National Police chief, said yesterday. Michael Varcas/File
    Bato to Bilibid drug lords: See you
  • In joint session last Wednesday, legislators voted 240-27 to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year after it lapses on Dec. 31. Robinson Niñal Jr./Presidential Photo, File
    Rody’s extended martial law to be challenged at SC
  • President Rodrigo Duterte issued memorandum circular no. 37 in addition to the regular holidays declared on Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) and Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day) “in order to give the employees of the government full opportunity to celebrate holidays with their families and loved ones.” File
    No government work on Dec. 26, Jan. 2
  • Allaying fears that the extended martial law may result in human rights abuses similar to those during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. maintained that Duterte’s declaration was leagues apart from Marcos’ Proclamation No. 1081 in 1972. File
    No repeat of Marcos dictatorship – Palace
  • In a statement, Sison warned Duterte that dissatisfied factions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) will coordinate their moves to overthrow him in the same way that former presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada were removed from power. OPAPP/File
    Joma sees AFP, PNP withdrawing support from Rody

President Rodrigo Duterte wants a full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao supposedly to rid it of terrorists and communists, even after the defeat of the extremist coalition in Marawi City. The government is expected to face constitutional challenges. Are you in favor of the move?

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