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Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the Philippines while we weren't watching - New Zealand Herald

Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the Philippines while we weren't watchingNew Zealand HeraldThe President said the influence of Islamic State remained one of the country's top security concerns and warned martial law could soon be extended across the Philippines. Photo / AP. He's been nicknamed the Punisher for a reason. As terrorists stormed ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte jokes about soldiers committing rapes under martial law he ordered - Mic;

Rodrigo Duterte jokes about soldiers committing rapes under martial law he ordered - Mic

MicRodrigo Duterte jokes about soldiers committing rapes under martial law he orderedMicPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the authoritarian leader accused of overseeing death squads that have killed thousands, joked about government soldiers committing rape during martial law, Reuters reported. During an address to soldiers on the ...and more »

Philippines government step up bombing raids in Marawi - Daily Mail;

Philippines government step up bombing raids in Marawi - Daily Mail

Daily MailPhilippines government step up bombing raids in MarawiDaily MailPhilippines leader Rodrigo Duterte has stepped up bombing raids on pro-ISIS militants in an attempt to end a siege that has raged for five days. Armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in the southern ...and more »

Why Duterte Declared Martial Law in Southern Philippines Over ISIS-Linked Group - NBCNews.com;

Why Duterte Declared Martial Law in Southern Philippines Over ISIS-Linked Group - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWhy Duterte Declared Martial Law in Southern Philippines Over ISIS-Linked GroupNBCNews.comA lakeside city in the southern Philippines has been rocked by violence after ISIS-linked militants took hostages from a Catholic church and defiantly raised black flags synonymous with the terror group. The clash in Muslim-majority Marawi, where ...and more »

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 »

Philippines steps up bombing of militants - Kuwait Times;

Philippines steps up bombing of militants - Kuwait Times

Kuwait TimesPhilippines steps up bombing of militantsKuwait TimesMARAWI, Philippines: A fire rages in houses following air strikes by the Philippine Air Force yesterday. —AP. MARAWI, Philippines: Philippine security forces yesterday intensified a bombing campaign on homes and other buildings in a southern city ...and more »

Philippines' Duterte To Visit White House In Fall 2017 - Source - Forbes;

Philippines' Duterte To Visit White House In Fall 2017 - Source - Forbes

ForbesPhilippines' Duterte To Visit White House In Fall 2017 - SourceForbesPresident Duterte of the Philippines plans to visit President Trump in Washington, D.C. in the fall, according to a source. Philippines analyst Richard Heydarian said on Al Jazeera yesterday, "From what I know from my sources at the highest level in ...and more »

Bishops neutral on martial law, but… - Inquirer.net;

Bishops neutral on martial law, but… - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netBishops neutral on martial law, but…Inquirer.netCatholic bishops in Mindanao have refrained from describing martial law as “morally reprehensible,” but stressed that it should be temporary and “a means of last resort.” In a statement titled, “Pursue what leads to peace,” the bishops led by Cotabato ...and more »

Malaysia offers help in Philippines fight vs terrorists - Philippine Star;

Malaysia offers help in Philippines fight vs terrorists - Philippine Star

Philippine StarMalaysia offers help in Philippines fight vs terroristsPhilippine Star“Malaysia condemns the attack on Marawi City by groups linked to Daesh that led to casualties of government forces and displacement of civilians,” Razak tweeted on Thursday, using another name for the Islamic State. APEC Philippines/Released, file.and more »

Business as usual for Mindanao banks - Philippine Star

Business as usual for Mindanao banksPhilippine StarIn a public service announcement, the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) said member banks in Mindanao would continue with normal banking operations. File. MANILA, Philippines - Philippine banks are business as usual despite the decision of ...and more »

AFP turns to heavy firepower vs Maute - Philippine Star;

AFP turns to heavy firepower vs Maute - Philippine Star

Philippine StarAFP turns to heavy firepower vs MautePhilippine StarGovernment troops patrol a deserted street in Marawi City as planes and helicopters bombed positions of Maute fighters yesterday. Civilians waved white flags from their windows to show they were not combatants as soldiers fought to wrest control of the ...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 »

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers - USA TODAY;

Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers - USA TODAY

USA TODAYPhilippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiersUSA TODAYILIGAN, Philippines — 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 »

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 »

ISIS not a figment of the President's imagination - The Manila Times

ISIS not a figment of the President's imaginationThe Manila TimesIT is easy to misread, misinterpret and misunderstand a leader like President Rodrigo Duterte whose public pronouncements are a mix of jokes and serious allegations regarding the extent of corruption in government, the illegal drugs scourge and the ...and more »

Keep the faith in our trying times, Marawi prelate says - Business Mirror;

Keep the faith in our trying times, Marawi prelate says - Business Mirror

Business MirrorKeep the faith in our trying times, Marawi prelate saysBusiness MirrorIn Photo: A woman touches an image of Jesus Christ shortly after attending a Mass for victims of the recent attack in Marawi by Muslim militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group and also for extrajudicial killings, inside a church in Manila on ...and more »

Fast facts on the battle vs Maute - The Manila Times

Fast facts on the battle vs MauteThe Manila TimesMILITANTS fighting under the black flag of the Islamic State (IS) group have turned an Islamic city in Mindanao into a battleground, and triggered warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte of a potential IS province or wilaya. The violence is the latest in ...and more »

As Ramadan begins, Palace calls for end to terror - The Manila Times

As Ramadan begins, Palace calls for end to terrorThe Manila TimesMALACAÑANG on Saturday called on Filipinos to pray for an end to terrorism in Mindanao, as the holy month of Ramadan began amid fighting in Marawi City that has displaced thousands of residents and left dozens of people dead. In a statement, Palace ...and more »