An administrative court on Tuesday suspended a decree by the military-led government that authorized soldiers to arrest civilians. The court’s action raised the possibility that the judges may also try to roll back other aspects of the generals’ recent expansion of their powers.
The Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has lifted martial law in the province where 57 people were massacred last month. Martial law was imposed in Maguindanao province ten days ago to give security forces more power against the Ampatuan clan, alleged to be behind the murders of a rival family and 30 journalists. The Ampatuans have […]