President Rodrigo Duterte downgrades the lockdown restrictions on Cebu City to the level of "general community quarantine", while extending the same level of restriction on Metro Manila until mid-August.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
President Rodrigo Duterte reimposes modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), one of the strictest lockdown measures on Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces of the Philippine capital for 15 days.
On the 122nd anniversary of the Philippines's independence from Spain, more than a thousand protestors march at the main campus of the University of the Philippines in Manila to protest a controversial anti-terrorism bill introduced by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insists Canada remove tons of mislabeled, misdirected trash from Manila that arrived in 2013 and 2014. Duterte threatens to retaliate, up to declaring war, if the trash is not removed.
Coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in 1972 by the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, nationwide protests are conducted by various groups against the government's implementation of war on drugs and the ongoing martial law in the whole of Mindanao under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
A former militiaman claims while testifying at a hearing by the Philippine Senate that President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte ordered the deaths of criminals and political opponents, allegedly Leila de Lima, critic and journalist Juan Pala, and unidentified Filipino Muslims in 1993, while he was mayor of Davao City. The witness also revealed that Duterte's son Paolo may also have been involved in the murders as an accomplice to his father. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20160916204709-http:--www.interaksyon.com-article-132449-dds-member-links-duterte-son-paolo-to-murders (Interaksyon)], [https:--www.bloomberg.com-news-articles-2016-09-15-witness-says-philippine-president-ordered-killings (Bloomberg)] [http:--wtop.com-asia-2016-09-witness-says-philippine-president-ordered-killings- (AP via WTOP)], [https:--www.nytimes.com-aponline-2016-09-14-world-asia-ap-as-philippines-duterte-killings.html?_r=0 ("The New York Times")][http:--www.rappler.com-nation-146292-duterte-ordered-killing-jun-pala-senate-witness (Rappler)]Davao Death Squad