Rebels are withdrawing as government forces re-take districts in the east of the city. Syria's ally Russia says almost all of the former rebel stronghold is now back under government control. But the offensive has also reduced Aleppo to ruins.
The UN says 137 children under siege in the rebel-held suburb of Eastern Ghouta require immediate evacuation. Five children there are reported to have already died from a lack of medical care.
President Duterte had requested the extension to combat remaining militants who want to establish an "Islamic State" base on the southern island of Mindanao. Ongoing fighting there has displaced half a million people.
Syrian rebels said they had launched a large-scale operation to break the government's siege of eastern Aleppo. The move follows a major push by Syrian regime forces to retake the city in recent weeks.
Aleppo has turned into the largest battleground since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011, according to the UN's head. More than 200 people have been killed since the Syrian army launched their latest siege of the city.
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