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Ignoring Constitutional Checks for Emergency Rule

—Dante Gatmaytan, University of the Philippines, College of Law On May 23, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of martial law in the Mindanao group of islands.[1] The decision came after gunfire broke between the Philippine military and a radical Muslim rebel group called the Maute group. The conflict erupted after a failed

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Published on June 9, 2017
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