Congress Approves Martial Law Extension Until End of 2017

Congress overwhelmingly approved the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier asked for the extension as terrorists continue to hold on to their positions in Marawi despite dwindling numbers. There have also been reports of different Muslim extremist organizations uniting behind one banner after the ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack made by the Sulu branch of the Abu…

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