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Martial Law Will Be Extended in the Philippines


Martial Law Will Be Extended in the Philippines

Jim Gomez / AP

9:24 AM ET

(MANILA, Philippines) — The Philippine Congress on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the president’s appeal for martial law in the south to be extended to the end of the year to help troops quell a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants and stamp out similar extremist plots in the volatile region. 699 more words


Breaking: 17th Congress, the most productive in history

MANILA, The Philippines — A grand Christmas party on Wednesday, December 14, concluded the last session of the 17th Congress in celebration for the most productive legislative year in history. 545 more words

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So You Want to Contact Your Representative

So you’d like to ask your district representative and our senators to say NO to considering kids potential criminals, restoring the death penalty, and reversing the Sin Tax Law, among other issues. 1,649 more words


Broadcasting Misogyny and Abuse in Congress: A Mockery of (In) Justice KAISA KA Reacts to Hearings Probing De Lima Links to Drug Trade

As an organization of grassroots women who are believe that women must be empowered fully in order to harness our full potential towards nation-building, Pagkakaisa ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan or KAISA KA are deeply disturbed by what is the rise in rise of abusive behavior online and offline directed towards women. 295 more words