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The Constitution empowers the president of the republic to impose martial law, so President Duterte is exercising his prerogative in placing Mindanao under military rule.


WITHOUT the supposed ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) link to the Maute terror attack on Marawi City this week, the group’s depredation was just the usual lawlessness that state forces should be able to suppress without imposing martial law in Mindanao.

America-lovers are not happy the country appears to be moving ever closer to both China and Russia.

While we were expecting economic gains and a strong bond of friendship between Russia and the Philippines, unfortunately due to trouble in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, Pres. Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte had to cut off his historic four-day visit to Russia because of clashes between the Maute terror group and government forces in Marawi City.

On Nov. 28, 2008, some 16,500 employees of the National Power Corp. had reason to celebrate.

In his most recent book, the Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist Thomas Friedman describe the forces that are reshaping the world today.