Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law in Marawi
Rodrigo Duterte took the drastic step last week after terrorists linked to ISIS killed 19 civilians in the southern city of Marawi.
The evil jihadists also held 14 people hostage from a church, including a president, and planted the notorious black ISIS flag.
And Duterte insisted martial law would remain in place in the region until the country is "safe", despite opposition from the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court, congress, they are not here
The outspoken leader said: "Until the police and the armed forces say the Philippines is safe, this martial law will continue.
"I will not listen to others. The Supreme Court, congress, they are not here.
"Are they the ones dying and losing blood, bleeding, haemorrhaging because there is no help, no reinforcement? It's not them."
The outspoken leader vowed to ignore the Supreme Court and Congress
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Duterte's hardline leadership style has seen him dubbed 'The Punisher'
The Supreme Court has threatened to overrule Duterte, whose hardline leadership style has seen him dubbed 'The Punisher'.
But speaking on the island of Jolo, the President said: "The Supreme Court will say they will examine this on a factual basis.
"Why? I don't know. They are not soldiers. They do not know what is happening on the ground."
Duterte last week told soldiers they can arrest people without warrants
On Friday, Duterte told soldiers they can arrest suspected terrorists and search their houses – even if judges have not issued warrants.
He said: "During martial law, your commanders, you, you can arrest any person, search any house. There is no more warrant needed."
But the government responded by insisting "no person can be detained or put under arrest without orders coming from these civil courts".