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Duterte: 'I had to declare martial law' to fight ISIS in Mindanao
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said his martial law declaration for the country's restive south was necessary in order to fight militants there.
By Euan McKirdy and Joshua Berlinger, CNN

If the terror threat spreads, Duterte said, he’s not afraid to go further.“If I think that the ISIS has already taken foothold also in Luzon and terrorism is not really far behind, I might declare martial law throughout the country to protect the people,” said the President, who cut short a visit to Russia to come home to deal with the violence.

Fighting between government forces and the Maute group, an Islamist militant organization based in Mindanao, began Tuesday afternoon in Marawi, a city of about 200,000 people.

Sooooo I was eating at Jollibee and I see a gay couple, a foreigner and a pinoy, having a really cute dinner date.

What spoiled the cuteness was the family eating beside them the mom and dad whispering to each other while sneaking mocking glances at the two.

The Filipino got conscious and started distancing himself from his bf. After they ate, the Filipino guy tried his hardest to act a little more manly. His bf tho didn’t really care and was standing proudly(?)

This is for them. I am so sorry that family was rude AF. Please continue to love each other. Enjoy your vacation here in Cebu.

(I am pretty sure the foreigner has a good time so far here in Cebu cause he had the serious case of sunburn. Sir, please use sunblock.)

America’s first Black billion dollar businessman, Reginald Lewis, African American, his wife, Loida Nicolas-Lewis, Filipina, and their family. Reginald was the richest African American in the US in the 1980s, building a billion dollar multinational company in Beatrice International - a global food, beverage and grocery store conglomerate. Even today, only a very small number of African Americans have ever owned a billion dollar business - there are only 4 today. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 50 from brain cancer in 1993. Loida, took over as CEO of the billion dollar company after his death and she successfully ran the company for six years before selling it. Some call Reginald’s story the greatest untold rags to riches story in America and a movie starring Jamie Foxx as Reginald has been floated for some time. This would be a great story to see on the big screen. Much honor, respect, and love to Reginald, Loida, and their family!