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The Philippine President Declares His Intentions in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 | 14:34 GMT
President Duterte said he was considering expanding martial law to the Visayas region and even Luzon, where the capital is, especially if terrorist groups spread their activities beyond Mindanao.
Military checkpoints, like this one in the Mindanao town of Ampatuan, will become a part of life under martial law in the Philippines. It won't guarantee peace in the restive southern regions, but it will doubtless stir up political controversy across the country.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Imposing martial law won't guarantee peace in the restive southern regions, but it will doubtless stir up political controversy across the country....

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