Suing for peace, Duterte gets all-out war

Communist rebels have seized on the government's pre-occupation with Islamic State linked militants to make strategic gains and undercut a once hopeful peace process

Manila, July 24, 2017 2:24 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte inspects an automatic rifle at Clark Air Base, near Angeles City, on June 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Romeo Ranoco
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte inspects an automatic rifle at Clark Air Base, near Angeles City, on June 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Romeo Ranoco
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