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Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

Added: 23.05.2017 19:35 | 1 views | 0 comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country's south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told a news conference in Moscow that martial rule took effect Tuesday evening in the southern region of Mindanao "on the grounds of existence of rebellion." Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said troops raided the hideout of a top terrorist suspect in southern Marawi city on Tuesday, sparking a gunbattle that prompted the militants to call for reinforcements from an allied group, the Maute. He said...

Philippines president declares martial law on Mindanao

Added: 23.05.2017 18:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

Move follows fierce fighting between army and militants linked to Isis

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South China Sea: Beijing Won't Allow Another Duterte Flip-Flop

Added: 23.05.2017 8:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a clear and loud message to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last week: drilling for oil in the South China Sea could lead to war between the two countries.

From: www.forbes.com

Duterte looks to strengthen ties with Moscow trip

Added: 22.05.2017 8:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will depart on an official five-day visit to Moscow Monday, as part of an effort to realign his country's foreign policy away from longtime ally the United States.

From: www.cnn.com

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

Added: 22.05.2017 5:15 | 2 views | 0 comments


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flies to Russia on Monday to meet his hero, seek arms and steer his nation's foreign policy course further away from longtime ally the United States. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in ties between the two nations since Duterte came to power last year and began unravelling the Philippines' decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. Duterte will on Thursday meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he has described as his "favourite hero" and proclaimed a personal bond because of mutual passions such as guns and hunting.

Duterte Says Xi Raised Threat of War Over South China Sea

Added: 20.05.2017 11:48 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Philippines President said his Chinese counterpart had threatened him that Beijing would “go to war” if Manila begins drilling for oil in the South China Sea.

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Off-the grid luxury in paradise

Added: 20.05.2017 2:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

Whether you're in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid.

From: www.cnn.com

'Movie star material'

Added: 20.05.2017 1:30 | 3 views | 0 comments

The Philippine president's youngest son, who has eschewed politics, now has his own travel show.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

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