Martial law debate in the Philippines

Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte's imposition of martial law puts the country on a fast track towards iron-fisted, unaccountable rule

Manila, June 1, 2017 4:36 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes as he takes part during the Armed Forces anniversary celebration at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon city, Metro Manila December 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes as he takes part during the Armed Forces anniversary celebration at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon city, Metro Manila December 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro
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