No. 892 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 08 September 2016
- NATIONAL EMERGENCY
President Rodrigo RoaDuterte signed Proclamation No. 55 declaring a state of National Emergency on account of lawless violence on Monday, 5 September 2016, before leaving for Laos for the ASEAN Summit.
He ordered State forces “to suppress all forms of lawless violence in Mindanao and prevent violence from spreading, with due regard to fundamental and civil political rights. Immediate cause is the bombing of the RoxasAvenue Night Market on 2 September, a little past 10 in the evening, where 14 died and 70 were injured. Proclamation No. 55 remains in force and effect until withdrawn by President Duterte. (“Journal on line”, wwwjournal.com.ph)