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Palace: Martial law extension key to achieving 'overall peace, stability'

MALACAÑANG welcomed Saturday the decision of Congress to extend the declaration of martial law in Mindanao until the end of this year.

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Congress extends martial law in Mindanao until end of 2017

MANILA (Updated) -- The Philippine Congress has extended martial law in Mindanao for another five months, or until December 31, to authorize government forces to enforce continued offensives against the Maute terror group in Marawi City.

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Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

LOS ANGELES -- The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before.

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Duterte says he won't visit US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he will never visit the United States while he is in office, and added he has "seen America and it's lousy."

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AFP chief admits recommending martial law extension until Dec. 31

ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Eduardo Año admitted Saturday, July 22, that he personally recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of December 2017.

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Medialdea: Longer martial law 'more practical'

A MALACAÑANG official defended Saturday President Rodrigo Duterte's bid to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31 this year, after Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned its length of effectivity, way beyond the 60 days provid

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