In his first State of the Union Address Tuesday night, we witnessed a seemingly different President Trump.


Last Monday, the Securities and Exchange Commission in Manila, an office under the Executive Branch, handed down a decision revoking the license of Rappler, an independent global online news source that operates in the Philippines.


According to congressional leaders in Manila and to President Rodrigo Duterte, their main project this year is to amend the Constitution in order to change the system of government from the presidential type to a federal one.


In recent days, persons in Manila speaking for President Rodrigo Duterte and even the President himself, had been mentioning the possibility of imposing nationwide martial law in the Philippines.

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