Filipino soldiers wearing face masks to guard against the coronavirus on patrol in the Philippines. Photo: EPA Filipino soldiers wearing face masks to guard against the coronavirus on patrol in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
Filipino soldiers wearing face masks to guard against the coronavirus on patrol in the Philippines. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: is Covid-19 task force Duterte’s ‘Rolex 12’ in plan for Marcos-style martial law in the Philippines?

  • Scenes of army troops flooding the streets to police the lockdown bring back bad memories for Filipinos who lived through the Ferdinand Marcos era
  • Some critics liken Duterte’s Covid-19 task force – led by former army chiefs – to the ‘Rolex 12’ junta of the former dictator

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Filipino soldiers wearing face masks to guard against the coronavirus on patrol in the Philippines. Photo: EPA Filipino soldiers wearing face masks to guard against the coronavirus on patrol in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
Filipino soldiers wearing face masks to guard against the coronavirus on patrol in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
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