‘Victory vs IS-inspired terrorists boosted Duterte trust rating’

‘Victory vs IS-inspired terrorists boosted Duterte trust rating’

Malacañang on Friday said the defeat of the Islamic State-inspired terrorists in Marawi City boosted the “excellent” trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

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Protest march: ‘Home-based’ Marawi evacuees say they need help too

Protest march: ‘Home-based’ Marawi evacuees say they need help too

Evacuees from war-torn Marawi City, who chose to stay outside government-designated evacuation centers, protested what they described as unfair treatment from relief agencies.

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Duterte orders soldier-farmers deployed to help in Marawi rehab

Soldiers who stared death in the face in the war on the Islamic State in Marawi City would have to give life to the concept of turning swords into plowshares under an order by President Rodrigo Duterte creating a so-called Army agricultural engineering company.

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Modern city to rise from Marawi rubble

Modern city to rise from Marawi rubble

After a five-month battle between government forces and Islamic State-inspired terrorists that reduced Marawi City to rubble, a modern city is envisioned to rise from the ruins of this Lanao del Sur provincial capital, said an official of a government task force leading the city’s rebuilding.

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Opposition to raise martial law issue in Supreme Court

Opposition to raise martial law issue in Supreme Court

Opposition senators on Tuesday said that executive department officials had no legal basis for a yearlong extension of martial law in Mindanao and that it was likely their justification for it would be questioned in the Supreme Court. The military said it had recommended the extension for its “psychological impact” on troops, but the senators […]

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Duterte will ask for one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao

Duterte will ask for one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte will ask Congress for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said on Sunday. Medialdea said Duterte’s letter, seeking approval for martial law extension in the Mindanao would be transmitted to Congress on Monday, Dec. 11. “[The] recommendation is one year,” Medialdea said in a text message sent […]

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AFP supports 1-year extension of martial law

AFP supports 1-year extension of martial law

Citing the attempts at reconsolidation by the extremists who survived the Marawi siege and the “increasing violence” from communist insurgents, among other threats, the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday said it was endorsing the plan to extend martial law in Mindanao.

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Commanders back martial law extension in Mindanao

Harry Roque - Zamboanga City - 2 Dec 2017

Because the threat posed by Islamic State-inspired terror groups still hangs like the sword of Damocles over Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte is relying on the word of the military to help him decide whether to extend or lift martial law on the island.

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