Philippines


Woman starved, Singapore couple get light sentences

2017-03-27 18:32

A Singaporean couple who starved their Philippine domestic worker until she weighed just 29kg have been jailed in a case described as "shocking" by prosecutors who are appealing for stiffer sentences.

Filipino rescued in PNG after 56 days adrift

2017-03-25 13:35

A Filipino fisherman cast adrift in the high seas by a storm survived for nearly two months by drinking rainwater as he helplessly watched his uncle die beside him, the survivor's mother has said.

Duterte not intimidated by impeachment attempt

2017-03-19 17:25

The Philippine president says he will not be intimidated by an impeachment complaint and threats of an international lawsuit for his anti-drug crackdown.

Philippine vice president slams drug war

2017-03-15 20:09

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo says the nation's drug war has left Filipinos feeling "hopeless and helpless", with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Manila slams US drama over president's sexual advance

2017-03-07 18:28

Manila has "strongly protested" about an American television drama which shows a fictional Philippine president making a sexual advance on the US secretary of state.

Journalists often seen by leaders as 'enemy of the people'

2017-03-05 22:45

President Donald Trump's assertion that journalists are "the enemy of the people" has reverberated through news organisations reporting from the White House and far beyond.

Uproar over naked, mistreated prisoners in Philippine jail

2017-03-02 16:43

Photos showing hundreds of prisoners in a Philippine jail sitting naked while being searched for contraband have triggered accusations of further rights abuses.

Philippine president apologises to Germany over beheading

2017-02-28 20:04

The Philippine president has apologised to Germany for failing to stop the beheading of a German hostage by militants.

13 escape from Philippine jail

2017-02-26 19:44

At least 13 "high value" detainees facing drug charges stormed out of Philippine jail by cutting through metal bars.

Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critic

2017-02-23 22:27

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.

 

4 dead, 23 wounded in grenade attack in southern Philippines

2017-03-26 20:32

Officials say a man lobbed a grenade at a store in the southern Philippines, killing four people and wounding 23 in an attack that appears to be unrelated to terrorism

Philippines' Duterte reignites martial law fears

2017-03-23 16:51

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned he may impose martial law and suspend elections for tens of thousands of local posts, fuelling concerns about democracy under his rule.

Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach Duterte

2017-03-16 09:35

A Philippine lawmaker has filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte because of the thousands of deaths that have happened during his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption.

Duterte asks military to tell China sea area 'is ours'

2017-03-13 17:29

The Philippine president has told the military to assert the country's ownership of a vast ocean region off its northeastern coast where Chinese survey ships have been seen.

Ex cop links Philippine leader to killings in Senate inquiry

2017-03-06 11:49

A retired Philippine officer has linked President Rodrigo Duterte to nearly 200 killings, including of foreign drug suspects.

Body of beheaded German hostage found

2017-03-04 22:37

The Philippine military says it has recovered the body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants a few days ago.

Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

2017-03-02 09:19

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in congress but critics denouncing the plans as "inhumane".

German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists

2017-02-27 17:18

Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom.

Leading critic of Duterte arrested on drug charges

2017-02-25 19:02

A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs says she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer".

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.

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