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Duterte eyes expanding martial law to whole PH

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NATIONWIDE? President Rodrigo Duterte says on May 24, 2017 that the martial law declaration could be expanded to cover the entire Philippines if the terror threat persists. Malacañang photo

President Rodrigo Duterte says he may expand martial law to Luzon and Visayas if the threat of ISIS persists

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, May 24, that he is considering to expand the implementation of martial law to the entire Philippines after he placed Mindanao under military rule. Continue reading Duterte eyes expanding martial law to whole PH

More Lumad flee homes amid harassment

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UNDER THREAT. Datu Cris Olaño, a Lumad leader, expresses his concerns during a congressional inquiry on January 29, 2016. Photo by Editha Z. Caduaya/Rappler
Lumad from Davao del Norte claim that military and paramilitary forces still threaten their community

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 31, 2016) — Indigenous peoples from a village in Talaingod, Davao del Norte again expressed concerns about the alleged harassment by military and paramilitary forces in their area.

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