Category Archives: the Philippines

Phillippines | Philippines’ Duterte says martial law in Mindanao stays

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of lifting martial law in Mindanao in the southern Philippines despite the “liberation” of Marawi City from the clutches of pro-Islamic State (IS) extremists, a government statement has said.

Phillippines | Duterte accepts Moro separatists offer of 2,000 men to fight IS-linked rebels

by Frances Mangosing

President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday that he has accepted the offer of Moro National Liberation Front founding chairman Nur Misuari for 2,000 of his men to join the fight against IS-linked terrorists in Marawi City.

Phillippines | the Philippines: communist rebels will continue a war against the government

The Communist Party of the Philippines released a statement Wednesday reaffirming its commitment to fighting U.S. imperialism in the Southeast Asian country.

Recapping its recently-held Second Congress, the CPP said it will continue to wage armed struggle against the imperialist country and its local supporters. Criticizing the Filipino government for bowing to the demands of the U.S., the militant group called for “people’s war towards complete victory.”

Phillippines | US says it will work with Duterte after latest outburst

Phillippines | Philippine president Duterte threatens tough measures to boost drugs war

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he may use his executive power to suspend a legal safeguard against arbitrary arrest and detention, and was willing to use drastic measures and even go to jail to make his war on drugs a success.

The former prosecutor – dubbed “the punisher” and elected on promises of a fierce campaign to stop crime and illicit drugs – said there were so many narcotics suspects on his wanted list that building cases one-by-one took too much time and manpower.