Transforming an insular army

Transforming an insular army

It was only when former president Benigno Aquino revived a 15-year military modernization program that the military leadership began to focus on external defense capabilities.

The rushed ‘terrorist’ lists

The rushed ‘terrorist’ lists

Last week, Rodrigo Duterte’s government published two sets of lists naming more than two dozen people as “terrorists,” sparking protests from lawyers, activists, and church-based groups. They denounced the unilateral and arbitrary designation of 19 Maoist-led rebels...
Duterte: Communists are ‘terrorists’

Duterte: Communists are ‘terrorists’

President Rodrigo Duterte called communists and leftists “terrorists” in a public address aired Wednesday, less than a week after signing the widely criticized anti-terrorism bill into law.