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Philippine military offensive kills 15 suspected terrorists

Fifteen suspected terrorists, including an Indonesian, were killed in a military offensive in their hideout in the southern Philippines, the armed forces chief said Sunday. 

Fire in Philippines kills one, displaces thousands

One died person died and thousands of people were displaced in Quezon City in the Philippines as a fire engulfed their homes, the Bureau of Fire Protection said Wednesday.

Police say 1 million people taken in in Philippine drug war

The Philippine National Police said Tuesday that a total of 1.049 million people have surrendered, been arrested or killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's fight against illegal drugs.

One dead, many missing when ferry sinks during Philippines typhoon

A ferry sank during the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten killing one person and leaving 18 other crew members missing, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday.

Typhoon kills five people, 380,000 evacuated in Philippines

Five people were killed and more than 380,000 were evacuated, officials said Monday, as Typhoon Nock-Ten brought howling winds and heavy rains to the Philippines.

Four killed as Typhoon Nock-Ten pounds the Philippines

Four people were killed and more than 380,000 were evacuated, officials said Monday, as Typhoon Nock-Ten brought howling winds and heavy rains to the Philippines.

More than 2,100 killed in Philippines anti-drug campaign since July

More than 2,100 suspects have been killed in the past five months in the Philippines as part of a war on drugs, police reported on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to having personally killed people.

Philippines on terror alert after foiled bomb attack in Manila

The Philippines has been placed on "terror alert level 3" after a foiled bombing near the US embassy in Manila, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said on Thursday.

Marcos' "hero's burial" prompts mass rally in Manila

Thousands of Filipinos gathered for a grand rally on Wednesday to protest the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the country's cemetery for military heroes, Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Police defuse bomb near US embassy in Manila

Police on Monday defused an explosive device on a main road near the United States embassy in the Philippine capital of Manila.

Philippine protesters demand Marcos' hero's funeral be undone

Protesters massed in Manila Friday to condemn last week's clandestine burial of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos in the country's Heroes' Cemetery.

Philippines arrests 1,240 illegal Chinese workers

Philippine authorities arrested 1,240 Chinese nationals suspected of working illegally in a province north of Manila, authorities announced Friday. 

Philippines' poverty decreasing according to government report

Poverty in the Philippines has declined by nearly five percentage points in the last six years, amid improved incomes and higher employment, a government report showed Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte sees "springtime of relationship" in China visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping committed more than 9 billion dollars in loans for development projects at his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine presidential communications Office announced on Thursday.

Philippine police van rams protestors outside US embassy in Manila

A Philippine police van rammed demonstrators who were Wednesday protesting against the presence of US troops in the country outside the US embassy in Manila, a protest organizer said.

President Duterte declares "state of lawlessness" in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday declared a “state of lawlessness” in the country after 14 people were killed in a bomb blast at a night market in his home city.

Philippines jail violence kills 10 inmates

Ten inmates at a Philippine city jail, including two Chinese nationals, were killed in a grenade explosion after a gunfight at the warden’s office, police and jail officials said Friday.

Manila: China must respect international law in maritime disputes

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said he and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida discussed shared concerns about regional security, stability and prosperity amid tensions about territorial disputes.

Philippine leader rows back on apparent martial law threat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would never undermine the country's constitution, his spokesman insisted Wednesday, after the hardline leader appeared to suggest the introduction of martial law to help pursue an anti-drugs crackdown.

Philippine court dismisses corruption charges against ex-president

The Philippine Supreme Court dismissed plunder charges against former president Gloria Arroyo on Tuesday for insufficient evidence, and ordered her immediate release.

Beijing's South China Sea claims have no "legal basis" rules tribunal

China's claim to a large swathe of the South China Sea was refuted Tuesday by an international tribunal, in a case brought by the Philippines about contested islets in the resource-rich area.

Tribunal denies China's territorial claims in the South China Sea

China's claim to a large swathe of the South China Sea was refuted Tuesday by an international tribunal, in a case brought by the Philippines over contested islets in the resource-rich area.

Islamist militants execute Canadian hostage in Philippines

Islamist militants in the southern Philippines on Monday executed a Canadian hostage after ransom was not paid, officials said.

Millions of Filipinos vote for next Philippine president

Millions of Filipinos cast their votes Monday for a new president of the Philippines, as public frustration over the outgoing administration propelled a tough-talking mayor to the front of the race.

Rodrigo Duterte, tough-talking Philippine presidential favourite

Rodrigo Duterte, a lawyer by training, has served the most years of any mayor in the Philippines, as head of Davao City for a total of seven three-year terms. In between, he was either vice mayor or a congressional representative of the city.
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