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Post by RTH10260 » Sun May 28, 2017 8:48 pm

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Philippines President Duterte Says His Soldiers Can Rape During Martial Law
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — congratulated last month by U.S. President Donald Trump for his murderous war on drugs — told his soldiers he will back them up if they rape women while enforcing martial law.

The remark, though apparently intended as humor, drew stinging rebukes from human rights and women’s organizations.

Duterte made his comment in a rambling speech Friday on the island of Mindanao, where he imposed martial law last Tuesday to battle militants linked to the Islamic State.

If any of them were to rape three women, he said, he would personally claim responsibility for the attacks, according to a transcript of the speech released by the president’s office, The Guardian reported.
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Post by Addie » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:27 pm

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Explosions, gunshots at resort in Philippines capital

Gun shots and explosions rang out from an entertainment resort in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday and local media reported armed men were inside the complex.

Resorts World Manila said on social media it was in lockdown and the local fire department said a blaze was burning on the second floor of the building. ...

Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said the police were in control of the situation and the army was monitoring closely.

Witnesses who spoke to radio stations said several gunmen were seen in the complex. News channel ANC said there were two gunmen, wearing masks and black clothes.

The information could not be immediately verified.



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:53 pm

No evidence of terrorism in Philippine resort shooting, police say
By EMILY SHAPIRO Jun 1, 2017, 4:49 PM ET

Shortly after President Donald Trump referred to a shooting at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines as a "terrorist attack," authorities said the motive behind the shooting is not clear but it's not believed to be terrorism.

Police said one gunman fired at an LED screen at the resort and lit a table on fire but did not shoot anyone. Police said there are no confirmed reports of gunshot wounds. At least 21 people were injured while trying to escape, police added.

Stephen Reilly, the chief operating officer of Resorts World Manila, told reporters that the suspect — whose identity is unknown — is believed to be still inside the complex.

Police are conducting a search, Reilly said at about 4 a.m. local time Friday, and all guests have left the building.
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Post by Chilidog » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:59 pm

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Post by Skip Intro » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:05 pm

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No evidence of terrorism in Philippine resort shooting, police say
By EMILY SHAPIRO Jun 1, 2017, 4:49 PM ET

Shortly after President Donald Trump referred to a shooting at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines as a "terrorist attack," authorities said the motive behind the shooting is not clear but it's not believed to be terrorism.

Police said one gunman fired at an LED screen at the resort and lit a table on fire but did not shoot anyone. Police said there are no confirmed reports of gunshot wounds. At least 21 people were injured while trying to escape, police added.

Stephen Reilly, the chief operating officer of Resorts World Manila, told reporters that the suspect — whose identity is unknown — is believed to be still inside the complex.

Police are conducting a search, Reilly said at about 4 a.m. local time Friday, and all guests have left the building.
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Post by Somerset » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:00 pm

It appears to be an attempted robbery.

PNP says robbery behind Resorts World Manila shooting http://www.rappler.com/nation/171703-pn ... ng-robbery



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:31 am

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At Least 37 People Found Dead Inside Manila Resort Targeted In Apparent Robbery
Police said the victims died of apparent smoke inhalation from a fire. The gunman killed himself before he could be confronted by officers.
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Post by Addie » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:23 am

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Residents trapped as gunfire mars truce in Philippines city

Thousands of civilians hoping to flee fighting in the besieged Philippines city of Marawi remained trapped on Sunday after a four-hour truce to evacuate residents was disrupted by gunfire.

Only 134 were freed on Sunday, less than on previous days, despite government hopes that more than 1,000 would be able to leave a city battered by 13 days of intense fighting.

President Rodrigo Duterte predicted the siege would be over within days despite fierce resistance by militants aligned with Islamic State (IS) in the dense urban heart of the city on the southern island of Mindanao.

"This will be over in about three more days," Duterte said on Saturday after visiting a hospital in Cagayan de Oro where wounded soldiers were being treated. "I will not hesitate to use every power available." ...

"I can end this war in 24 hours," he said. "All I have to do is to bomb the whole place and level it to the ground."


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:24 pm

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Residents trapped as gunfire mars truce in Philippines city

:snippity:

"I can end this war in 24 hours," he said. "All I have to do is to bomb the whole place and level it to the ground."
He ought to ask his BFF for one of those spare MOABs..... :twisted:



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:35 am

source not verifiable, but
LL poster wrote:ISIS In The Philippines Destroy Local Catholic Church

Along with ethnically cleansing the city of Marawi, ISIS has also taken to the local churches to destroy them, as seen in this footage. They can destory the material, but they will never destroy our faith.
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Post by Addie » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:48 pm

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US forces helping Philippines battle ISIS-linked fighters

(CNN)US Special Operations Forces are assisting the Philippine military in its battle against ISIS-affiliated fighters, the US Embassy in Manila said Saturday.

The forces have been deployed at the request of the Philippine government, the embassy said. ...

Both the US Embassy and the Pentagon said they couldn't give specifics on the nature of the American support for "security reasons."

The Pentagon noted that US Special Operations Forces "have been providing support and assistance in the southern Philippines for many years, at the request of several different Filipino administrations."

The number of troops there ranges between 50 to 100 at any given time, the Pentagon said.


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Post by Addie » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:45 am

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Philippine mayor, 13 others killed in raid linked to drugs

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — Philippine police fatally shot a city mayor who was among the politicians the president publicly linked to illegal drugs and at least 13 others in gunbattles that erupted Sunday in the south, police said, in one of the bloodiest anti-drug assaults so far under his crackdown.

Officers were to serve warrants to Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. of Ozamiz city to search his houses for suspected presence of unlicensed firearms when gunmen allegedly opened fire on the police, sparking clashes that killed the mayor and at least 11 other people, police Senior Superintendent Jaysen de Guzman said by phone.

Aside from the mayor’s residence, three other houses were raided in the port city in Misamis Occidental province and resulted in the arrests of five suspects. At least one police officer was wounded during the clashes, police said.

“We have reports that armed bodyguards are carrying unlicensed weapons,” regional police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Pacleb said, adding that an undetermined number of assault rifles, grenades, suspected methamphetamine and cash were seized in the raids.

Parojinog, who also faced corruption charges, had denied any links to illegal drugs. He was the third mayor to be killed under President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on drugs, which has left more than 3,000 dead in reported gunfights with police and thousands of other unexplained deaths of suspects.


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Post by Addie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:18 am

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Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines — The two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in one of the final battles by thousands of troops to retake the last area in Marawi city held by pro-Islamic State group militants, security officials said.

Four military and police officials told The Associated Press that Isnilon Hapilon, who is listed among the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects, and Omarkhayam Maute were killed in a gunbattle and their bodies were found Monday in Marawi.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to make a public announcement yet of the latest developments in Marawi, a mosque-studded center of Islamic faith in the south of the predominantly Roman Catholic nation. ...

Military leaders had said last month that three leaders of the militants who began the siege of the lakeside city on May 23 were killed in the months of fighting but the two still alive were leading a final stand.

More than 1,000 people have been killed in the Marawi violence, including more than 800 militants. Army Col. Romeo Brawner said Sunday about 40 militants were still fighting in a small residential area by Lanao Lake, including 100 relatives of the gunmen and civilian hostages.


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Post by Addie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:23 pm

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Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit

President Trump will meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a marathon trip to Asia next month, the White House announced Monday.

“The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to long-standing United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Duterte is hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference in Manila. The Philippine leader has come under international criticism for his administration's brutal crackdown on drug trafficking, which has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings.

Trump has spoken with Duterte by telephone, and has not directly denounced Duterte's actions. In May, Trump and Duterte had a “friendly discussion” that included an invitation for Duterte to visit the White House, the White House said at the time.


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Post by Addie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 pm

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Duterte makes lewd threat to female rebels in Philippines

BEIJING — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers last week to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest of several violent, misogynistic remarks.

Addressing a group of former communist rebels on Wednesday, Duterte, who served as a mayor before becoming president, appeared to encourage the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to target women in conflict.

“Tell the soldiers. ‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor. We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina,’ ” he said.

“If there is no vagina, it would be useless,” Duterte continued, according to local media reports, appearing to imply that women are useless without their genitals.

The president’s communications office included the comment in the official transcript from the event but replaced the word “vagina” with a dash.


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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:33 am

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Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders arrest of another key critic

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of another senator critical of his administration, revoking a seven-year-old amnesty granted to rebel-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes.

Duterte ordered the military and the police to apprehend Trillanes so that the former navy officer could face trial for leading two failed coups in 2003 and 2007 against the presidency of Gloria Arroyo, an ally of Duterte who was recently installed as speaker of the house of representatives.

Trillanes is the second senator the Duterte administration has ordered arrested. Leila De Lima, a vocal critic of Duterte’s bloody campaign against illegal drugs, has been detained for 18 months over allegations of conspiring to trade illegal drugs.

Florin Hilbay, De Lima’s lawyer, said there was “a very clear pattern of using the judiciary as instrument to silence critics or perceived enemies of the Duterte administration,” noting that Duterte cannot unilaterally revoke the amnesty granted by a former president.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:54 am

Duterte to China: Philippines won’t join US exercises
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has assured China it will not join the military exercises the United States is planning to conduct in the South China Sea.

The naval drills, to coincide with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila next month, were discussed at a meeting between President Duterte and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua at Malacañang last Monday, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

“China, of course, expressed concern over a naval military exercise that the US will be conducting in the area at about the same time that the Chinese president will be in the Philippines,” Roque said at a press briefing.

“The President said that we will not take part in that military exercise,” he added.


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