A return to the days of Ferdinand Marcos?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently invoked martial law in an effort to stem the threat of Islamic militancy on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. While the world turns its attention toward atrocities committed by ISIS in the Middle East and Europe, the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf (meaning "bearer of the sword") has conducted a string of kidnappings and beheadings in the Marawi region of Mindanao. 

Duterte's warning that he may declare martial law throughout the entire country harkens back to the 70s and 80s when then-President Ferdinand Marcos instituted a nation-wide form of martial law in response to the violence led by an armed wing of the Philippine Communist Party, the New Peoples Army.

"Those who fail to learn from history are domed to repeat it."