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Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops - Aljazeera.com

Philippines president reassures soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under Mindanao island martial law. 27 May 2017. Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops. Duterte is unapologetic about his manner of speech and liberally ...and more »

Philippines' Finance Minister Says Economy Not Threatened by Martial Law - U.S. News & World Report

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte talks to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and newly-appointed Central Bank Governor Nestor Espenilla at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines May 8, 2017. Picture taken May 8, 2017 ...and more »

Trump Praises Duterte for Philippine Drug Crackdown in Call Transcript - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the island nation where the government has sanctioned gunning down suspects in the ...and more »

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Urges ISIS-Linked Rebels To Halt Siege, Start Talks - NDTV

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged terrorists to hold dialogue to end the bloody occupation of a southern city. World | Reuters | Updated: May 27, 2017 00:57 IST. 1Share. EMAIL. PRINT. COMMENTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Urges ...and more »

Trump praises Duterte for anti-drug campaign in call transcript - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” according to a leaked Philippine transcript, despite human rights ...and more »

Philippines violence: IS-linked fighters 'among militants in Marawi' - BBC News

Foreign fighters believed to be linked to so-called Islamic State are among militants killed in a southern Philippine city, officials say. The military has been conducting air strikes in Marawi, on Mindanao island, after it was overrun by jihadists ...and more »

Mindanao crisis: A city on fire - Aljazeera.com

All of a sudden, the Philippines is grappling with the spectre of ISIL and, for some, Marcosian authoritarianism. Richard Javad Heydarian by Richard Javad Heydarian. 26 May 2017. A black smoke comes from a burning building at a Marinaot town, after ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity - The Guardian

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. Duterte ...and more »

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'madman with nuclear weapons' in call with Rodrigo Duterte - The Independent

Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “madman with nuclear weapons” in a phone call with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. A transcript of the controversial phone call, obtained by multiple news outlets, suggests the two ...and more »

Duterte Declares Martial Law Over Chaos in Marawi, Philippines - NBCNews.com

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines — ISIS-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshipers and raising the black flag of the group, authorities said Wednesday ...and more »