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Double disaster kills some 240 in Philippines

December 24, 2017 2:09 am
Double disaster kills some 240 in Philippines

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed more than 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety. Misery in the largely Christian Philippines was compounded by the death of […]

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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

December 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

A general view shows the flooded Municipality of Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island, the Philippines. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines rose to 182 […]

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Philippine protesters denounce Trump’s Jerusalem al-Quds move

December 21, 2017 1:28 am
Philippine protesters denounce Trump’s Jerusalem al-Quds move

A Philippine protester plays with a portrait of US President Donald Trump with horns and fangs as they try to march towards the Israel embassy to protest against a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” in Manila, December 21, 2017. (Photo by AP) Dozens of demonstrators have […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police back to drug war

December 5, 2017 11:33 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police back to drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses a press conference after the closing ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told human rights groups criticizing his deadly anti-drug war to “go to hell” […]

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Philippines kills 15 communist guerrillas

November 29, 2017 2:32 am
Philippines kills 15 communist guerrillas

This file photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in formation in the Sierra Madre mountain range, located east of Manila. (Photo by AFP) Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gun battle, the Philippine military said on […]

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

November 13, 2017 12:07 am
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

Leaders of the ASEAN summit pose for a picture at the opening ceremony of the summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a two-day summit in the Philippine capital, Manila, amid tight security […]

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Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

October 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe look at each other during their joint press conference at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan of help with fighting terrorism and assistance in building […]

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Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

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Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe look at each other during their joint press conference at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan of help with fighting terrorism and assistance in building […]

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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declares end to Daesh siege on Marawi

October 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declares end to Daesh siege on Marawi

Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (L) and Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Eduardo Ano (R), attend a press conference in Clark, east of Manila, on October 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Philippine defense chief has declared an end to the five-month operation aimed at liberating the southern city of […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may put police back in charge of drug war

October 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may put police back in charge of drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (photo by AFP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he may put police back in charge of his trademark campaign on narcotics trade and distribution. Duterte’s remarks came late Friday after his declaration earlier this month to remove police forces from his anti-drug battle following repeated allegations […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will shoot criminals

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will shoot criminals

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte / AFP PHOTO / hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs. Duterte made the comments late Friday following his announcement on October 11 to withdraw the police […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warns of ‘revolutionary government’

October 14, 2017 8:00 am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warns of ‘revolutionary government’

Duterte said he would resort to a revolutionary government, as opposed to martial law that would require congressional approval, if communists and other opponents tried to destabilise his rule Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a “revolutionary government” to fend off alleged efforts to oust […]

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Philippine lawyers file petition to Supreme Court against President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘illegal’ war on drugs

October 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Philippine lawyers file petition to Supreme Court against President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘illegal’ war on drugs

A woman grieves next to the dead body of her son, as an alleged drug user who was killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila, October 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A group of lawyers in the Philippines has filed a petition with the country’s Supreme Court in an attempt to […]

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US, Philippines launch new counter-terrorism drills

October 2, 2017 7:30 pm
US, Philippines launch new counter-terrorism drills

This photo taken on October 9, 2015, shows Philippine marines (in green) and their US counterparts (in light brown) after simulating an assault during the annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise at a navy base facing the South China Sea in San Antonio, Zambales province, north of Manila. (Photo by AFP) […]

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Philippine army captures Takfiri Daesh militants command center in Marawi

September 17, 2017 6:30 am
Philippine army captures Takfiri Daesh militants command center in Marawi

Smoke rises from buildings amid fighting in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, in the Philippines, August 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Military forces in the Philippines have captured the command center of the Takfiri Daesh militants in a southern city that the terrorists have occupied for nearly four […]

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