Philippines

Trump’s claim that a general dipped bullets in pigs’ blood is fake news – but the US massacre of Moro Muslims isn’t

Pershing had left the islands and the Philippine-US war was officially over when the Americans slaughtered the Moro Muslims in their hundreds – men, women and children. With Trump-like enthusiasm, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt congratulated the US commanders on their ‘brilliant feat of arms’ Robert Fisk @indyvoices I don’t know […]

Martial Law in South Philippines

Source: The Daily Beast Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in his country’s south on Wednesday before cutting a visit to Moscow short to rush home and deal with a terrorist siege. Militants linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State reportedly took over a hospital, jail, and other buildings overnight, […]

Duterte’s new target: the Catholic Church

DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing families of the 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) members who were killed in a 2015 police operation. Jan. 24, 2017. (Reuters Photo) The Philippines’ controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his extrajudicial killings of drug dealers, insulted on […]