Proclamation No. 1959 – Martial Law in Maguindanao

December 6, 2009

PROCLAMATION NO. 1959 Proclamation No. 1959 PROCLAIMING A STATE OF MARTIAL LAW AND SUSPENDING THE PRIVILEGE OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS IN THE PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO, EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN AREAS WHEREAS, Proclamation 1946 was issued on 24 November 2009 declaring a state of emergency in the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and the City […]

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Supreme Court: Appointive Officials Need Not Resign (Quinto vs. Comelec)

December 3, 2009

In a vote of 8-6, the Supreme Court, through Associate Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, Jr., ruled that appointed officials who have filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for the 2010 elections need not resign and may opt to remain in their respective posts. The ruling stemmed from a petition filed by Romulo B. Macalintal in […]

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Republic Act No. 9729 – “Climate Change Act of 2009”

December 3, 2009

The Climate Change Act of 2009 was recently signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Among the highlights of the law are: It establishes a Climate Change Commission which¬†shall be an independent and autonomous body and shall have the same status as that of a national government agency. It shall be attached to the […]

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