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. The decision came after gunfire broke between the Philippine military and a radical Muslim rebel group called the Maute group.
Culture War in the Court: Reproductive Health Battle in the Philippines
—Anna Su, Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY Buffalo Law School On July 9, 2013, the Philippine Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a constitutional challenge lodged against the recently-enacted and widely-controversial Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (“RH Law”).
The New Framework Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
—Anna Su, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, A new Framework Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was signed with much rejoicing and fanfare last October 15. To be sure, the Framework Agreement is not yet a peace agreement.