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Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte's fiery quotes

2017-11-13 08:21

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte are to meet in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brings together two of the most outspoken statesmen of recent years.

Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

2017-10-28 20:00

Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks have received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers say.

Australian forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare

2017-10-24 17:55

Australia will deploy its forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare following a disastrous siege by pro-ISIS militants on Marawi city in the southern Philippines.

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

2017-10-22 06:46

The US government says DNA tests have confirmed the killing of a key terror suspect who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops.

Duterte losing favour amid drug killings, wealth allegations

2017-10-09 14:01

Filipinos' satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped steeply amid an outcry over unabated drug killings and unresolved allegations that he has unexplained wealth.

Philippine president says his son will be killed if involved in drugs

2017-09-21 11:56

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law

2017-09-15 12:15

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief says.

France tells Philippines' Duterte: human rights important

2017-08-30 12:43

France on Wednesday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it emphasised the importance of human rights and rule of law.

Philippines war on drugs escalates

2017-08-18 13:12

Police have killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs, taking the death toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80.

Uber forced to suspend operations in Philippines

2017-08-16 09:35

Uber was forced to suspend operations in the Philippines, after the ride-sharing giant's efforts to appeal a one-month ban were quashed as it tussles with authorities over driver permits.

 

Philippines' Duterte says he once stabbed a person to death

2017-11-10 13:24

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.

Philippine military launches probe into abuse video

2017-10-28 07:00

The Philippine military has said it had launched an investigation after a group of soldiers were shown on video punching and kicking a suspected Islamic militant during the just-ended battle in southern Marawi city.

Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

2017-10-23 11:26

The Philippine government has declared an end to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left 1 100 dead and sparked fears of ISIS gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia

Philippines: Last leaders of ISIS-tied siege killed in Marawi

2017-10-16 08:34

Philippine security officials say two final two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the south, including a top Asian terror suspect, have been killed in fierce fighting.

Philippines' Duterte warms to US for help fighting IS

2017-09-29 15:08

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a fierce critic of the United States, is now singing Washington's praises for helping him fight pro-Islamic State group militants.

Philippine troops rescue abducted Catholic priest

2017-09-18 12:44

Philippine officials say government forces have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in Marawi.

2 die in landslides after Philippines hit with heavy rains

2017-09-12 07:10

A tropical depression dumped heavy rains overnight in the Philippines, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide in the north that killed two brothers.

Thousands demand end to killings in Duterte's drug war

2017-08-22 05:15

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Philippine capital of Manila to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, as they marked the death anniversary of one of the country's pro-democracy heroes.

Manila: 32 drug suspects dead in single day

2017-08-16 13:24

Philippine police say an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead - the highest toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Philippines: 21 alleged drug offenders killed in single day

2017-08-15 12:39

Philippine police say simultaneous anti-drug operations in a northern province have left 21 drug offenders dead after they allegedly offered armed resistance against arresting officers

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