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Manila court upholds Arroyo’s emergency rule

The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s declaration of emergency rule after the discovery of an alleged coup, but criticized her harsh action against the media and protesters. “The court rules presidential proclamation 1017 is constitutional,” Ismael Khan, the high court’s spokesman, told reporters in Baguio City, confirming an earlier Reuters report. But the country’s top court said deploying the military to crackdown on non-violent actions was unconstitutional. Full Story

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