'The Palace confirms that the President has requested Congress to approve the further extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
in the whole of Mindanao for another year starting next month,' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
"With the continuation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
, we expect to achieve substantial progress in addressing the persisting rebellion in Mindanao, as well as promoting the overall security and peace and order situation in the island," he said.
(Malacanang may have plans to declare martial law or suspend the writ of habeas corpus
The writ of habeas corpus
, which means 'to produce the body,' is a court order for individuals or agencies to bring a detained person before the court issuing the order and to explain the validity of their detention.
The privilege of the writs of amparo and habeas data, as well as other protective writs, may still be resorted to unless prejudicial to public order even when the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
'The petitioners have not presented facts to disprove the statement of General Guerrero that the extension of the proclamation of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
in Mindanao will significantly help not only the Armed Forces of the Philippines but also the other stakeholders in putting an end to the ongoing rebellion and in restoring public order, safety and stability in Mindanao,' Calida added.
Nevertheless, Lacson assured the public that if Duterte suspends the writ of habeas corpus
it will only cover those who are "judicially charged" for rebellion and basic rights will still be upheld.
of Ifugao, Emmanuel Billones of Capiz, Gary Alejano of Magdalo and Tom Villarin of Akbayan asked the high court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the extension of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus
With the extended martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
in Mindanao, may the avid detractors of President Duterte's solid policy against terrorism and rebellion realize the benefits that may be derived from the commander in chief's exercise of such prerogative.
Lagman has called the High Court's attention over the alleged fact that martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus
will have a combined total of 526 days or 876.67 more than the initial period of only 60 days as contained in Proclamation No.
Duterte is asking Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao and the suspension of writ of habeas corpus
from January 1, 2018, to Dec.
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, those who will be arrested would have to wait for the lifting of martial law for judicial remedy.