After Marawi attack, Army insists PH still safe from ISIS

(Via ABS-CBN) Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv MANILA – The military on Wednesday allayed fears that the Islamic State has infiltrated the Philippines after extremists pledging allegiance to the international terror group clashed with state forces in the southern city of Marawi. “Categorically, we are saying na we do not have ISIS in the […]
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Philippines needs modern weapons vs ISIS, Duterte tells Putin

(Via ABS-CBN) Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Maxim Shemetov, Reuters MOSCOW – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Russian leader Vladimir Putin that the Philippines needs modern arms to fight Islamic State and that he expected Russian support. Duterte also said he had to halt […]
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Duterte on martial law: I will be harsh

(Via ABS-CBN) President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said martial law in Mindanao will be no different from the martial law period during the time of President Ferdinand Marcos, saying he will deal harshly with terrorists. In a video interview, the President told Filipinos not to be scared, saying he is cutting his short his trip […]
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Davao under lockdown amid martial law declaration: Sara Duterte

(Via ABS-CBN) MANILA – Davao City has been placed under lockdown after terrorist activity in nearby Marawi City prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Wednesday. “Mayroon kaming in-implement na lockdown for Davao City so intense iyung — mayroon kaming 3 checkpoints dito sa mga pumapasok […]
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Philippines risks being lumped with North Korea, Syria

(Via Rappler) ‘The Philippine government needs to understand that their problems with the international community will not go away unless these killings stop,’ says New York-based Human Rights Watch of the Duterte administration’s drug war DRUG WAR. Police conduct ‘Oplan Tokhang’ – a house-to-house campaign to make drug suspects ‘surrender’ – at an informal settlers […]
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