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Philippines' Duterte under fire for second rape joke - BBC News;

Philippines' Duterte under fire for second rape joke - BBC News

BBC NewsPhilippines' Duterte under fire for second rape jokeBBC NewsThe president of the Philippines has come under fire for joking about rape in a speech to soldiers. While speaking at a military camp after imposing martial law across the south of the country, he said they were allowed to rape up to three women. This ...and more »

CHR to monitor censorship, arrests - Philippine Star;

CHR to monitor censorship, arrests - Philippine Star

Philippine StarCHR to monitor censorship, arrestsPhilippine Star“We shall study the matter as we are still waiting for reports from our regional offices,” CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia told The STAR yesterday. File. MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is monitoring reports of censorship ...and more »

Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis - New Zealand Herald

Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by IsisNew Zealand HeraldFires rage at several houses following airstrikes by Philippine Air Force in Marawi city. Photo / AP. Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions yesterday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to ...and more »

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project - Rappler;

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project - Rappler

RapplerMartial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian projectRapplerDuterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader. Senator Leila de Lima. Published 12:50 AM, May 28, 2017. Updated 1:11 AM ...and more »

Philippine President Duterte under fire over 'sickening' rape joke - Livemint;

Philippine President Duterte under fire over 'sickening' rape joke - Livemint

LivemintPhilippine President Duterte under fire over 'sickening' rape jokeLivemintRodrigo Duterte had attracted controversy last year as well over his joke that he had wanted to rape an Australian missionary who was killed in the Philippines. Photo: Aaron Favila/AP. Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire on ...and more »

More air strikes in Marawi - Manila Bulletin;

More air strikes in Marawi - Manila Bulletin

Manila BulletinMore air strikes in MarawiManila BulletinSecurity forces on Saturday dropped more bombs at positions of the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute Group in a bid to wrest full control of besieged Marawi City where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let-up despite the ...and more »

Clinton daughter calls Duterte 'murderous thug' after rape joke - The Manila Times

Clinton daughter calls Duterte 'murderous thug' after rape jokeThe Manila TimesTHE only daughter of former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and ex-president Bill Clinton called President Rodrigo Duterte a “murderous thug” after the Chief Executive joked about owning up to rapes that could be committed by soldiers under ...and more »

Duterte jokes about rape while rallying troops to fight militants - CNN;

Duterte jokes about rape while rallying troops to fight militants - CNN

CNNDuterte jokes about rape while rallying troops to fight militantsCNN(CNN) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, giving a pep talk to his troops in the country's restive south, exhorted the soldiers to go all out in fighting Islamic militants and joked that under martial law they could even commit rape with impunity.and more »

'Guided rockets' used during op targeting ISIS-linked militants in besieged Philippines city - RT;

'Guided rockets' used during op targeting ISIS-linked militants in besieged Philippines city - RT

RT'Guided rockets' used during op targeting ISIS-linked militants in besieged Philippines cityRTPhilippines military helicopters fired guided rockets at positions of an Islamist rebel group in the besieged southern city of Marawi, apparently marking the first time the government has resorted to heavy firepower, Reuters reports. The operation ...and more »

Mindanao bishops 'not against' martial law - The Manila Times

Mindanao bishops 'not against' martial lawThe Manila TimesMindanao bishops are “not against” the imposition of martial law in Mindanao but said it should be “temporary” and the public should be vigilant against possible abuses. The Palace welcomed the position of Mindanao bishops, even seeing it as a form of ...and more »

Hunt for rebel leader narrows - The Hindu

Hunt for rebel leader narrowsThe HinduPhilippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days. The use for the first time of the heavy firepower came amid ...and more »

Duterte makes rape joke after ordering martial law - New York Post;

Duterte makes rape joke after ordering martial law - New York Post

New York PostDuterte makes rape joke after ordering martial lawNew York PostILIGAN, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte made a joke about rape as he urged soldiers to use the powers of martial law to take control of a besieged city in the southern Philippines. In the speech Friday, Duterte said he will pay the ...and more »

Philippine military bomb militants in urban battle - Normangee Star;

Philippine military bomb militants in urban battle - Normangee Star

Normangee StarPhilippine military bomb militants in urban battleNormangee StarPhilippine troops backed by armored vehicles and rocket-firing helicopters fought to re-take control of a city that has been under attack by gunmen linked to the Islamic State group since a raid earlier this week failed to capture one of Asia's most ...and more »

Civilians wave white flags as Philippines forces hit militants in siege city - pppFocus;

Civilians wave white flags as Philippines forces hit militants in siege city - pppFocus

pppFocusCivilians wave white flags as Philippines forces hit militants in siege citypppFocusAuthorities said ending the crisis was proving extremely hard because, although there were only 30 to 40 remaining gunmen, the militants were moving nimbly through homes, had planted bombs in the streets and were holding hostages. The violence sent ...and more »

ABS-CBN News - ABS-CBN News;

ABS-CBN News - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN NewsGovernment troops guard their positions during a firefight against members of the Maute group in Marawi City on Friday. Truckloads of military personnel arrived in Marawi on Saturday to help neutralize the Maute group, which attacked the city on Tuesday.and more »

Malaysian is next in line for IS-inspired terrorists in Mindanao - Inquirer.net;

Malaysian is next in line for IS-inspired terrorists in Mindanao - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netMalaysian is next in line for IS-inspired terrorists in MindanaoInquirer.netKOTA KINABALU, Malaysia — Malaysian lecturer-turned-militant Dr. Mahmud Ahmad could soon be the leader of the Islamic State's (IS) offshoot in Marawi City. He is believed to be holed up in the city where the army is battling the Maute group, which has ...and more »

Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle - AppsforPCdaily

Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battleAppsforPCdaily"Right now, he is still inside (the city)", Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press. Gun fights break out in the second day of violence in a besieged Philippine city, where rebels have seized large parts of town and torched buildings as they battle ...and more »

Philippines' fight against Daesh enters 5th day - Anadolu Agency;

Philippines' fight against Daesh enters 5th day - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyPhilippines' fight against Daesh enters 5th dayAnadolu AgencySecurity forces on Saturday continued fighting Daesh-linked militants in Marawi, a pre-dominantly Muslim city in the country's south. The WestMinCom, a branch of Philippines Army which deals with guerrilla warfare, said in a statement that their units ...and more »

AFP Featured: 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi - ClickLancashire;

AFP Featured: 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireAFP Featured: 6 foreigners among terrorists killed in MarawiClickLancashireWhile the Philippines repeatedly claims the situation is more stable now, many residents who evacuated to nearby city and municipality are still hesitant to return back to Marawi. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into t. Philippine authorities ...and more »

Philippines president Duterte under fire for joking about rape ... again - The National;

Philippines president Duterte under fire for joking about rape ... again - The National

The NationalPhilippines president Duterte under fire for joking about rape ... againThe NationalMANILA // Philippines resident Rodrigo Duterte came under fire on Saturday for making a second joke about rape, leading a human rights group to brand his sense of humour "sickening". In a speech at a military camp aimed at lifting troops' spirits after ...and more »