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Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

2017-07-26 07:32

Human rights groups have asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels.

Philippine President Duterte threatens to end peace talks following attack

2017-07-19 13:55

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end peace talks with communist rebels, hours after suspected guerrillas wounded four of his military bodyguards in an ambush.

Militants force kids, hostages to fight: Philippine army

2017-07-11 07:07

Children and hostages are being forced to fight alongside pro-Islamic State gunmen waging a seven-week battle for a Philippine city, the country's military says.

Strong aftershock follows damaging quake in Philippines

2017-07-10 10:22

The strongest aftershock yet has shaken the central Philippines following last week's 6.5-magnitude earthquake that damaged a power plant and other buildings.

Philippine quake knocks down building, kills 2

2017-07-06 19:36

A strong, shallow earthquake has shaken the central Philippines, leaving at least two people dead and injuring more than 100.

Philippines' top court upholds Duterte's martial law

2017-07-04 15:19

The Philippines' top court has upheld President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the southern third of the country, dismissing petitions to nullify it.

Dusty teddy bear lies in war-ruined Philippine city

2017-06-23 22:05

A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted homes of a Philippine city left in ruins by war.

Philippine troops pound Islamists as death toll tops 300

2017-06-17 14:03

Philippine troops have pounded Islamist militants holding parts of southern Marawi city with air strikes and artillery as more soldiers were deployed and the death toll rose to more than 300 after nearly a month of fighting.

13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants

2017-06-10 19:45

The Philippine military says 13 marines have been killed in fierce fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to Marawi.

Hundreds remain trapped in Marawi

2017-06-04 20:13

Hundreds of civilians in the city of Marawi in the Philippines remain trapped as a ceasefire was not observed by all parties.

 

Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

2017-07-25 11:24

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell".

Philippines' Duterte makes fresh rape joke

2017-07-14 19:19

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a new joke about rape, saying he would congratulate a rapist who could carry out the crime even knowing he would die.

World's 'oldest' hippo dies at Philippine zoo

2017-07-10 16:36

Bertha, believed to be the world's oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, the Manila Zoo says, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous mammals by decades.

Panic, damage after deadly Philippine quake

2017-07-07 08:08

Residents have fled their houses in panic overnight as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities say.

Philippine militants behead 2 Vietnamese hostages - army

2017-07-05 11:04

Islamist militants have beheaded two Vietnamese sailors held hostage for eight months in the southern Philippines, the military has said.

Duterte: Don't worry about civilian deaths

2017-06-28 18:27

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has assured troops that he will protect them from any legal action if they accidentally kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.

Duterte returns to duty, eases health concerns

2017-06-17 17:52

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has returned to public duties after nearly a week of absence that sparked speculation over his health.

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

2017-06-15 12:06

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn from public duties because he is tired and needs to "rejuvenate", his spokesperson has said as government forces battled Islamist militants in the biggest crisis of his rule.

Duterte offers bounties for militant chiefs in Marawi

2017-06-05 20:43

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered large bounties for the leaders of Islamist fighters holding parts of the southern city Marawi.

Philippine casino attacker a gambling addict, not terrorist - police

2017-06-04 13:48

An armed man who killed 37 people when he set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital Manila was a father-of-three motivated by heavy gambling debts, and not terrorism, authorities say.

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