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 during the turnover ceremony of China's urgent military assistance, given "gratis" to the Philippines at Clark Air Base, near Angeles City, Philippines June 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte inspects an automatic rifle during the turnover ceremony of China's urgent military assistance, given "gratis" to the Philippines at Clark Air Base, near Angeles City, Philippines June 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
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