martial law


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the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis)

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While presiding over a joint hearing on various bills, seeking to amend the Human Security Act, Lacson was reminded of the military's commitment to lift martial law in Mindanao.
The President declared martial law in Mindanao in 2017 following deadly clashes between security forces and Maute militants in Marawi.
He noted that even Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said she was considering asking authorities to exempt her city from the declaration of martial law.
After a briefing with government security officials, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said martial law should be extended as needed in Mindanao.
Milan, president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce, said it is 'high time that selective lifting of Martial Law should be considered if the situation warrants.'
If he was unable to foil any bid for imposition of martial law in the country, he would go to home instead of endorsing it, the chief justice said while addressing a ceremony arranged by the Supreme Court Bar Association here to mark the renaming of its auditorium after late Asma Jahangir.
Surayud Chulanont to lift martial law in more than 40 provinces except border areas and politically fragile areas.
MANILA, Philippines Placing Negros under martial law is not an option forPresident Rodrigo Duterte at the moment, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo claimedTuesday.
The chairman of the Metro Manila Muslim Community for Justice and Peace said he would ask for an extension of martial law in Mindanao as it had brought peace in the region.
Ferdinand Gaite bewailed on Wednesday the "undeclared" martial law in the House of Representatives after he was barred last Monday from bringing in and wearing his protest-inspired barong Tagalog that calls for an end to "endo" or short-term labor contracting scheme.
Business executives have urged the national government to exclude the city from Martial Law because of its impact on the tourism industry.
The country's economic managers and local businessmen are unfazed by the decision of Congress to approve President Duterte's request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao.
Former president and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is in favour of extending martial law in Mindanao, if President Rodrigo Duterte seeks it.