Duterte Mulls Possibility of Suspending Writ of Habeas Corpus

President Rodrigo Duterte warns that he may suspend the writ of habeas corpus, as he noted a worsening rebellion in Mindanao involving the terrorist Maute group and the continued widespread use of illegal drugs in the country. Suspending the writ means that the police would have the power to arrest without a need for a search warrant. The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos used it in the 70s before eventually declaring martial law…

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