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Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critic

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A Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs.

Ex-cop: Duterte paid me, others to kill crime suspects

2017-02-20 12:59

A retired Philippine police officer says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents.

German hostage says Abu Sayyaf threatening to behead him

2017-02-14 18:30

A German hostage says Abu Sayyaf militants are threatening to behead him if a ransom is not paid within 12 days to the group holding him in the jungles of the southern Philippines.

At least 4 dead after strong quake shakes Philippines

2017-02-11 07:01

Rescuers dug through rubble to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines, killing at least four people and sending thousands fleeing for safety.

Duterte: I will kill more if only to get rid of drugs

2017-02-02 19:11

Philippine leader says he will ask the military to help in his anti-drug war as a rights group reveals police abuses.

Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

2017-02-01 05:44

Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, Amnesty International says.

South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

2017-01-18 09:30

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said,

Thousands evacuated as storm hits Philippines

2017-01-08 20:01

About 6 000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a tropical storm hit the southern Philippines, raising the risk of floods and landslides.

Twin Philippine bombings wound 33

2016-12-29 09:04

At least 33 people have been injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Philippines.

Christmas typhoon kills 4, destroys homes in Philippines

2016-12-26 10:22

A powerful typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines, leaving at least four people dead and destroying homes, has roared over a congested region near Manila with slightly weaker but still-strong winds.

 

Philippine bus crash kills 13 students on camping trip

2017-02-20 18:00

Manila police say 13 Philippine college students on a camping holiday and a bus driver have been killed and dozens injured when their bus slammed into an electricity post.

Philippine Church in 'show of force' vs drug killings

2017-02-18 10:01

Thousands of Catholic faithful have gathered in the Philippine capital in a "show of force" to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war.

Aftershocks rattle survivors after Philippine quake

2017-02-12 22:17

Survivors of the strong earthquake in the Philippines in which eight people died, are scared to return home after a series of strong aftershocks.

15 000 residents lose homes in Manila shantytown fire

2017-02-08 07:10

Authorities in the Philippines say 15 000 residents of a shantytown beside Manila's port have lost their homes in a fire that raged overnight.

More than 100 injured in fire at huge factory in Philippines

2017-02-02 09:06

A Philippine governor says more than 100 workers, including three Japanese, have been injured and at least three are missing in a fire that hit a huge factory south of Manila.

25 hostages held in Philippines

2017-01-23 19:32

The Philippine defence chief says 25 hostages are still being held by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines but urged that no ransom be paid for their release.

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

2017-01-15 10:17

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage".

Rodrigo Duterte: I once threw a man from a helicopter

2016-12-29 11:52

The president of the Philippines says he will throw corrupt officials from a helicopter mid-air, adding that he has done it before.

Philippines searches for 18 crewmen of ship sunk by typhoon

2016-12-27 11:16

The Philippine coast guard has pressed its search for 18 missing Filipino crewmen from a cargo ship that sank at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten, which struck the country on Christmas Day, spoiling holiday celebrations in Asia's largest Catholic natio

Christmas typhoon hits Philippines

2016-12-25 21:10

A powerful typhoon has hit the Philippines cutting off electricity to millions and disrupting Christmas celebrations for tens of thousands who fled its approach.

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