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No actual rebellion EDITORIAL 12/12/2009

Friday, December 11, 2009


No actual rebellion


EDITORIAL

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12/12/2009

Under intense grilling from the members of Congress during a joint session on the issue of the revocation of Gloria Arroyo’s martial law (ML) decree, Gloria’s aides admitted that indeed there was no actual rebellion at the time Presidential Proclamation (PP) 1959 was declared.

That admission alone by the Palace aides .... MORE


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Perils of unicameralism FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/12/2009


Perils of unicameralism


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/12/2009

Objectively, there really is no need, under constitutional rules, for Gloria Arroyo, President and Commander-in-Chief, in times of martial law (ML), to personally appear before a convened Congress — no matter how “historic” an occasion it is — and explain the reason, aided by facts, her justification for declaring ML, whether in the province of Mindanao, or the entire Philippine archipelago.

All the Constitution mandates.... MORE


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Strategizing martial law BACKBENCHER Rod. P. Kapunan 12/12/2009


Strategizing martial law


BACKBENCHER

Rod. P. Kapunan
12/12/2009

This column has no intention of joining the chorus voicing their opposition to martial law or questioning the merits of its declaration. Rather, we are deeply concerned that the regional imposition of the emergency rule could be a prelude to something about which nobody wants to think. Surely, Presidential Proclamation 1959 was issued to deal, though obviously not the proper remedy, with the premeditated massacre committed by a notorious warlord, who, until after that bloodbath, professed his loyalty to Arroyo.
The ghastly killings.... MORE


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A unicameral Congress EDITORIAL 12/11/2009


A unicameral Congress


EDITORIAL

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12/11/2009

By all indications, the congressional debate on the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao would be a long-drawn one with Presidential Proclamation (PP) 1959 likely to endure when all things have been said.
The existing military takeover of the province was being attributed to a “looming” rebellion by the armed goons of Ampatuan clan, which is believed responsible for the massacre of 57 civilians last Nov. 23.

The key word was rebellion,.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

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All eyes on the Supreme Court FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/11/2009


All eyes on the Supreme Court



FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/11/2009

There is hardly any doubt that the Congress, filled with Gloria Arroyo’s allies, will uphold her martial law (ML) proclamation for the given 60 days. This was never in question, despite the fact that there are really no constitutional and legal grounds for such a declaration, since the Constitution is clear on a declaration of ML ground on an actual rebellion, which was clearly absent when Gloria imposed martial rule.

Filipinos now look to the high court to rule on this issue,
.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune


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