Activists display placards calling for lifting of Martial Law in the southern Philippines during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila

Activists display placards calling for lifting of Martial Law in the southern Philippines during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila

Activists display placards calling for lifting of martial law in the southern Philippines, as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Philippine Congress to extend the implementation of martial law in the island of Mindanao until the end of the year, to allow the armed forces to quell Islamist militancy in parts of the southern island, during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

July 21, 2017 4:24 PM (UTC+8)