Duterte-Putin meeting to push through

Reuters

Posted at May 24 2017 01:06 AM | Updated as of May 24 2017 01:33 AM

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte late Tuesday, TASS news agency cited the Kremlin as saying, instead of meeting on Thursday as originally planned.

Duterte on Tuesday declared martial law in southern Mindanao province after fighting raged in southern Marawi City between the army and militants linked to Islamic state.