Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a U.N. resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it was a nation made entirely of ice, with no understanding of his country’s problems.
A bomb attack that killed seven people at a military base in the southern Philippines was likely a suicide bombing, said the army in their latest update on Saturday, June 29, another blow to government efforts to rein in militants inspired by Daesh.
An explosion at a military base in the restive southern Philippines on Friday killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others in what Daesh terror organization said was an attack by its suicide bombers.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signaling no let-up in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community.
A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced three police officers to up to 40 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student, the first to be convicted in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs war.