State of Lawlessness or Lawless Violence in the Philippines

State of lawlessness or lawless violence is the mildest of the three powers of the president as commander-in-chief that is allowed by the Philippine Constitution. The stronger powers include the declaration of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. The last time it was used was in 2003 when then-President Gloria Arroyo declared a state of lawlessness after a series of bombings hit the airport and several mosques in…

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