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The two faces of President Duterte - Southeast Asia Globe

Although Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs dominated international coverage of his first year in office, a closer look at the firebrand's policies reveals a politician who refuses to fit the boxes built for him. Photo: Reuters/Czar Dancel ...and more »

Martial Law Comes to Mindanao - The Diplomat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the southern Philippines in response to a burst of militant activity. Islamic State-linked militants had taken full control of Marawi City in Mindanao. The military reported that 13 ...and more »

What's martial law like in Duterte's Davao? - Rappler

Davao City, Malacañang of the South, leaves nothing to chance as Mindanao enters its second week under martial law. Bea Cupin · @beacupin. Published 2:54 PM, May 31, 2017. Updated 2:54 PM, May 31, 2017. MARTIAL LAW IN AGE OF SELFIES.and more »

In the Philippines, All the President's People - New York Times

CANBERRA, Australia — In the year that he has been president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has been called a murderer, a tyrant, a misogynist and a madman. And yet, according to some recent opinion polls, he inspires “much trust” in 80 percent ...and more »

Lorenzana 'admits' not recommending martial law - Rappler

Security officials told senators in a private briefing that the military could neutralize the Maute Group even without martial law, the Senate minority bloc says. Camille Elemia · @CamilleElemia. Published 3:33 PM, May 30, 2017. Updated 6:56 PM, May 30 ...and more »

Poe expresses doubts but supports martial law vs Maute -

Senator Grace Poe on Monday raised possible legal questions on the declaration of martial law over the whole of Mindanao, saying it could not be imposed in areas where there is no rebellion or invasion. Nonetheless, Poe said people should support ...and more »

Duterte and Donald's ctrl-alt-delete - Policy Forum

Clearly, Duterte had been looking for an opportunity to make martial law a reality. The attack on Marawi City gave him the excuse he was looking for. Mindanao is no stranger to violence. It is the site of at least two conflicts pitting insurgents ...and more »

Unpacking Martial Law in Mindanao - The Asia Foundation - In Asia

May 31, 2017. By Steven Rood · Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Print Share. Even by Philippine standards, the past week has been a tumultuous one. Militants linked to Islamic State fought security forces in the Islamic City of Marawi, President ...and more »

The Fake News Photos Justifying the Return of Martial Law to the Philippines - Global Voices Online

The southern Philippine island of Mindanao — the second biggest island in the Philippines — was placed under martial law on May 23, 2017, after a local group suspected of having ties to ISIS attacked various parts of Marawi City. While many supported ...and more »

What Does Duterte's Martial Law Mean for the Philippine Peace Process? - The Diplomat

In a move that sparked headlines around the world, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte placed the whole island of Mindanao under martial law in response to the attacks of a local terror group known as Maute, which is suspected of having ties with the ...and more »