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May 27, 2017

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Robredo supports Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Given the threat of terrorism in the country, Vice President Leni Robredo said she supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to declare martial law in Mindanao.  “May guidelines na inilabas, ito iyong tinitingnan natin. Gusto nating maging supportive sa administrasyon kasi sa tindi ng problema natin … Source: Rappler

AFP to 'exercise right to censure' under martial law

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday, May 26, reminded the public to “exercise common sense” when posting on social media as it implements martial law in the whole of Mindanao.   “Kaya ngayon umaapela kami maaga pa lang na i-exercise ‘nyo ang common sense, … Source: Rappler

Ramos fears 'more harmful' martial law under Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Fidel V. Ramos said on Friday, May 26, that he fears a “more harmful” martial law to come if President Rodrigo Duterte expands military rule to the entire Philippines. In a press conference on Friday, Ramos cited complaints of extrajudicial killings or … Source: Rappler

6 foreigners among terrorists killed in Marawi – AFP

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Philippine government on Friday, May 26, said foreigners were among the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group members fighting government troops in Marawi City. “Malaysian, Indonesians from Singapore and other foreign jihadists,” said Solicitor General Jose Calida in a press conference with Palace officials and … Source: Rappler

Naval blockade up in Visayan waters

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – To ensure that the threat of the Maute terror group will not reach the Visayas, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Navy have stepped up their security measures on vessels coming from Mindanao. Lieutenant Senior Grade Jimmy Oliver Vingno, the PCG head … Source: Rappler