East Avenue Medical Center blaze

December 5, 2009 3:46 pm· Comments Off on East Avenue Medical Center blaze 

east_avePatients are wheeled out of the East Avenue Hospital building along East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City following a fire believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring. Responding firemen with their firetrucks immediately put out the blaze. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)V3/gsc

Sec. Ermita announces the issuance of Proclamation No. 1959 declaring a state of martial law in Maguindanao province

December 5, 2009 12:03 pm· 1 Comment 

ermita,librado_and_versozaExecutive Secretary Eduardo Ermita gestures with both hands as he announces the issuance by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday night (Dec. 4, 2009) of Proclamation No. 1959 declaring a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao, except for certain areas. Secretary Ermita made the announcement during a press briefing Saturday (Dec. 5, 2009) in Malacanang. Also in photo are Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Victor Ibrado (left) and Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Versoza. (PNA/NIB photo by M.Pascua)
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Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita shows a copy of Proclamation No. 1959

December 5, 2009 12:01 pm· Comments Off on Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita shows a copy of Proclamation No. 1959 

ermita-proclamation-1Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita shows a copy of Proclamation No. 1959 which was signed on Friday night (Dec. 4, 2009) by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, proclaiming a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao, except for certain areas. Secretary Ermita announced the martial law proclamation in Maguindanao during a press briefing Saturday (Dec. 5) in Malacanang. (PNA/NIB photo by M.Pascua)
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Ampatuans taken for questioning

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on Ampatuans taken for questioning 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan and his father, former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. were taken into custody by security forces for investigation in connection with the massacre of 57 civilians, including mediamen, last Nov. 23.

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One dead, five injured in Jolo blast

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on One dead, five injured in Jolo blast 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — An explosion rocked Jolo town in Sulu province at dawn Saturday, resulting in the death of a utility man and injuring of five policemen, a military commander reported.

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DOJ says PGMA must make a report justifying ML imposition

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on DOJ says PGMA must make a report justifying ML imposition 

MANILA, Dec. 5 -— With the imposition of martial law in Maguindanao, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo must make a report within 48 hours justifiying the order to Congress, Deparment of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Agnes VST Devanadera said Saturday.

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PGMA declares martial law in Maguindanao – Ermita

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on PGMA declares martial law in Maguindanao – Ermita 

MANILA, Dec. 5 —- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared martial law in the province of Maguindanao and suspended the writ of habeas corpus after the Chief Executive signed Proclamation 1959 Friday night, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita announced on Saturday morning.

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AFP tells Maguindanao residents: Don't fear martial law

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on AFP tells Maguindanao residents: Don't fear martial law 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has assured the people of Maguindanao they have nothing to fear about the enforcement of martial law in the province under Proclamation No. 1959, unless they are involved in the November 23 massacre of 57 civilians, including dozens of mediamen.

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House Speaker says majority of lawmakers approve PGMA's declaration of martial law in Maguindanao

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on House Speaker says majority of lawmakers approve PGMA's declaration of martial law in Maguindanao 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Speaker Prospero Nograles said on Saturday majority of lawmakers of the House of Representatives approved the declaration by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of martial law in Maguindanao province as a result of the mass killing of close to 60 people there last November 23.

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Maguindanao civilians now feel more secure with PGMA's ML declaration

December 5, 2009 11:48 am· Comments Off on Maguindanao civilians now feel more secure with PGMA's ML declaration 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 05 –- The flow of traffic along the Cotabato City – Maguindanao highway remains normal despite the government’s declaration of martial law in the province on Friday morning.

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