Philippines' top court upholds Duterte's martial law declaration

Jul 4, 2017

Philippines' top court upholds Duterte's martial law declaration

The Philippines’ top court on Tuesday upheld President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in the southern third of the country, dismissing petitions to nullify it.Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said 11 of 15 justices voted to dismiss the consolidated petitions filed by opposition lawmakers, ...

Jun 28, 2017

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town

Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel “atrocities” could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved ...