Philippines


New orchids found in Philippine guerrilla zone

2016-06-24 17:59

Five new orchid species have been discovered in remote Philippine mountains, protected from poaching because of an insurgency in the region, conservationists say.

Family of beheaded Canadian backs no ransom policy

2016-06-15 08:04

Relatives of a Canadian man slain by Islamic militants in the Philippines say they agree with Canada's policy of not paying ransom for hostages.

Outrage after Duterte justifies journalists' murders

2016-06-01 18:34

Media groups have expressed outrage at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of killing corrupt journalists.

Philippines' Duterte vows hangings in war on crime

2016-05-16 14:06

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to introduce executions by hanging as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown that would also include ordering military snipers to kill suspected criminals.

New Philippine leader seen as emancipator, looming dictator

2016-05-10 14:21

Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern city, was poised to become president-elect with an unofficial tally of votes showing him with an assailable lead

Over 200 Filipinos vote on disputed South China Sea island

2016-05-09 17:59

More than 200 Filipinos have voted on a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea with the mayor saying the elections proved Manila has sovereignty in the far-flung area

Trump-like mayor favoured to be next Philippine President

2016-05-09 10:30

A foul-mouthed, crime-busting mayor is the man to beat in the Philippine presidential elections as voters weary of poverty, corruption and insurgencies in the hinterlands look for a radical change at the top.

Malaysia searches for foreigners missing in seas off Borneo

2016-05-04 15:59

Malaysian authorities are searching for three foreigners who went missing in waters near the Philippines where a spate of recent kidnappings have taken place, a coast guard official says.

After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing ISIS threat?

2016-04-28 17:05

The beheading of a hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines has happened before, but the latest killing of a Canadian mining executive raises a troubling prospect of the involvement of the Islamic State group

Philippine quake injures at least 3 people

2016-04-14 08:22

Philippine officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 rattled a southern region as people slept, collapsing the walls of three houses and injuring at least three people.

 

Scores of environmental activists killed in 2015

2016-06-20 22:49

At least 185 activists and indigenous people fighting environmental pillaging were murdered in 2015, the watchdog group Global Witness says.

Philippine officials confirm Canadian hostage was beheaded

2016-06-14 10:33

Philippine officials have confirmed that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met.

Filipino teacher killed in Mozambique rebel ambush

2016-05-17 15:57

A Filipino teacher has been killed in an ambush on a passenger bus by Renamo rebels in Mozambique as insurgent unrest rises in the country's central region.

Philippine president-elect vows to kill criminals

2016-05-15 22:15

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment, saying he preferred hanging to firing squads "to save bullets".

Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential vote: poll monitor data

2016-05-09 21:44

Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, according to poll monitor data.

10 dead in Philippine election day violence

2016-05-09 13:11

At least 10 people died across the Philippines in election day violence, as gunmen attacked polling stations, ambushed vehicles and stole vote counting machines, police said.

Seven dead in Philippine election day ambush

2016-05-09 09:15

Seven people have been shot dead and another was wounded when a convoy of vehicles was ambushed in the Philippines just hours before polls open for national elections, police say.

Philippine militants threaten hostages in video warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Islamic militants in the Philippines have issued a fresh warning threatening to harm three hostages, just over a week after they beheaded a captive.

Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

2016-04-26 11:51

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.

Philippines military kills four extremists after heavy losses

2016-04-11 15:54

Philippine soldiers have killed four more militants as they pressed their offensive against the Abu Sayyaf after suffering heavy losses in weekend clashes in the troubled south, authorities say.

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