Duterte guns for and gets unchecked power

The Philippine Congress has granted the president's request to extend martial law until the end of 2017, a move that will further consolidate his strongman rule

July 21, 2017 4:43 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms together with Eduardo Ano, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), during his visit at the military camp in Marawi city, southern Philippines July 20, 2017. Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms together with Eduardo Ano, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), during his visit at the military camp in Marawi city, southern Philippines July 20, 2017. Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters.
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