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Philippine president declares Marawi City totally liberated from militants

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, reported Reuters citing the media and a government minister as saying. According to Dutterte, the government has completely restored control...

Philippine’s Duterte warned he is prepared to establish a “revolutionary government”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship, reported AFP news agency. He issued the warning on state television late Friday as he railed against...

Member of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s guard unit shot dead

A member of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's guard unit was shot dead on Tuesday, but the president was far away at the time of the incident and the head of his security team ruled out foul play. The body of the 37-year-old PSG guard was...

‘Are you a pedophile?’ — Philippine President Duterte asks human rights agency head

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the head of the country's Commission on Human Rights (CHR) if he was a pedophile for focusing on the killing of teenagers in the government's bloody war on drugs, told Reuters on Saturday.

Philippines President Duterte may declare martial law next week, military

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defense chief said Friday. “He said, if the left will try to have a massive...

EXCLUSIVE: Abusive ‘war on drugs’ targets children in Philippines, HRW

The apparent extrajudicial executions by Philippine police of two children over a three-day period underscores the need for a United Nations inquiry into President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs,” Human Rights Watch said today. While several dozen children under 18 have died in...

Filipino troops recapture mosque, Duterte revisits Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte traveled Thursday to the main battle zone in southern Marawi after Philippine troops finally recaptured a main mosque where militants linked with Islamic State had taken cover with their hostages in the three-month siege of the city, the military said. Duterte congratulated...

Philippines police kill 32 in bloodiest night of Duterte’s war on drugs

Philippine police have killed 32 people in a series of raids near the capital Manila in the bloodiest night of president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. The raids from Monday to Tuesday resulted in the single largest death toll in one night of police...

Philippine mayor and wife among 12 killed in drug raid

Ozamiz city mayor was among list of officials publicly shamed last year by President Duterte of being linked to drugs.
Police kill Reynaldo Parojinog and wife in drug raid -- Ozamiz city mayor was among list of officials publicly shamed last year by President Duterte of being linked to drugs, told Al Jazeera on Sunday. Phillippine police have killed a city mayor, his wife and 10...

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law until December 31

Philippine lawmakers voted to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of 2017, giving President Rodrigo Duterte extra time to quell a rebellion by militants allied with the Islamic State group, told Reuters. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/888671279896813570 A total of 261 legislators agreed to...

It was like a father visiting his children — Philippines’ Duterte visits troops in Marawi City

It was like a father visiting his children, Philippines’ Duterte visits troops in Marawi City
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a surprise visit to the wartorn city of Marawi on Thursday where troops are still engaged in a brutal fight to crush Islamic State group-inspired militants. Duterte flew by helicopter into the local military headquarters in a show of support...

Philippine President Duterte asks parliament to extend martial law till year’s end

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has asked lawmakers to prolong martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017 to allow his armed forces to contain an Islamist insurgency on the island province, his spokesman said Tuesday. Martial law was imposed in May in...

Duterte said never asked for the help US to assist Manila fight against IS

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he never asked for the help, after the US announced it had sent in Special Forces to assist Manila in its fight against Islamist militants.  https://twitter.com/vop_today/status/873681168633393152 Following a US embassy announcement on Saturday that Pentagon Special Forces would provide non-combat...

US Special forces join battle against IS militants in Philippines town of Marawi

US Special forces have joined an ongoing battle against Daesh militants in the southern Philippines town of Marawi, following months of tension between Washington and Manila, reported Press TV on Saturday.  The Philippines military said in a statement on Saturday that US forces are not...

Philippines is not US colony anymore, I want more ties with Russia — Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Moscow, on Monday, at the stand a four day visit to Russia to meet Putin. The Philippines should have stronger ties with Russia and China, as Western nations are only interested in double talk and disregard Philippines interests, President...

2,000 fearful civilians trapped inside Philippine city as troops battling Islamist militants

The military intensified a bombing campaign on parts of Marawi on Mindanao island, one of the biggest Muslim cities in the mainly Catholic nation, as it accused the gunmen of atrocities including murdering women and a child. The initial fighting prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to...

Duterte declares martial law after attack in Marawi, Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days,...

North Korea wants to end the world — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday urged the United States to show restraint after North Korea's latest missile test and to avoid playing into the hands of leader Kim Jong-un, who "wants to end the world". ______ Tensions between the US and the North have risen...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte authorized and paid for killings – including radio host

President Duterte authorized and paid for extrajudicial killings while he was a city mayor, retired policeman Arthur Lascanas has alleged. Lascanas also claims that a critical radio commentator was among those targeted. ______ Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered him and his colleagues to carry out...

Nearly 40 percent of the police force engage in illegal activities: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday admitted widespread corruption in the police force that is waging his deadly war on drugs, but extended the crackdown until the last day of his term in 2022. ______ Duterte announced plans to "cleanse" the police force, including suspending anti-drug...

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