Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte brings rebel leader in from the cold

The Philippine president met MNLF founder Nur Misuari in Manila in an effort to resuscitate the stalling peace process Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with Nur Misuari, the founder of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), a Muslim separatist movement in the country’s south, yesterday in an attempt to find a solution to the sectarian


With Duterte’s latest remarks, possibility of severed Philippine-US alliance looks increasingly possible

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants US military forces to leave the Philippines, possibly within the next two years. While it is just the latest in a highly publicised series of anti-US tirades, there is a very real possibility that Manila’s historical alliance with Washington could soon come to an end