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Philippines urges Islamist militants to surrender


© AFP | The militants, initially estimated to number just 100, have withstood eight days of intense air assaults and street-to-street combat, prompting the Philippine government to call on them to surrender… 444 more words

Philippines: Is martial law still necessary? Lawmakers want a public session of Congress for debate


MAY 30, 2017, 1:57 A.M. E.D.T.

MARAWI, Philippines — Lawmakers in the Philippines are calling for a public session of Congress to determine whether martial law is still necessary now that the military is taking control of a southern city from Islamic militants. 111 more words

Philippine President Duterte Insists He Won't Listen To Congress, Supreme Court -- Despite the Constitution giving them oversight, even during martial law

 (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 29, 2017 – 12:00am

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An Air Force helicopter gunship fires a rocket at Maute positions in the continuing assault to retake control of some areas of Marawi City yesterday. 998 more words

Philippine President Duterte tells troops in jest: I will answer for your rape cases

By Audrey Morallo (philstar.com) | Updated May 26, 2017 – 8:17pm

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses troops during his visit to the 2nd Mechanized Brigade of the Philippine Army Friday, May 26, 2017 on the outskirts of Iligan city in southern Philippines. 798 more words


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‘Fiasco’ is one of five poems that form the collection Silent Verses. The collection, written under the pseudonym Dias… 167 more words


My experience of nonviolence in the Philippine People Power Revolt of 1986

by Loreta Castro
Pax Christi Pilipinas

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In 1972, then President Marcos declared martial law in the country and became a dictator, vesting himself with both executive and legislative powers through presidential decrees. 930 more words


Marcos son takes step towards recount of Philippine VP vote

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Marcos son takes step towards recount of Philippine VP vote

The son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Monday took a step towards securing a recount of votes in an election for vice president last year in which he says he was unfairly robbed of victory.

The son, also…