The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) confirmed that the man in a viral video of a priest taken hostage last week was Father Chito Suganob.
In the video he asked President Rodrigo Duterte to halt military offensives in Marawi City.
New York Times: The Turkish government expanded its crackdown on dissent and free expression over the weekend, purging nearly 4,000 more public officials, blocking access to Wikipedia and banning television matchmaking shows. Turkish internet users also woke up on Saturday to find that they no longer had access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia written by volunteers. The Jews are accusing General Flynn of planning to extradite Gulen, but Erdogan doesn’t want him.
The country's two highest officials first met cordially at the July turnover ceremony that installed General Ricardo Visaya as AFP chief.
Visaya was replaced by Lieutenant General Eduardo Año during turnover rites at Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday afternoon But Robredo, who resigned this week as Housing secretary due to irreconcilable differences with Duterte, said she could not attend the event due to a prior commitment.
In his speech in Davao City on Thursday, Duterte surprisingly got candid about his frustrations with Baste, his youngest son with first wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.
"Hindi na umuuwi ng bahay, sige lang doon kay Adarna," scoffed the country's leader, referring to actress Ellen Adarna, whom Baste was spotted often with in the past few months.