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Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte led rain-soaked soldiers in celebrations in Marawi, a day after the military announced the death of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon, in a gunbattle in the city

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday backed police on the front lines of a war on drugs that he said would not cease, but warned officers their duty was to arrest suspects ...

Philippine troops find beheaded Vietnamese captives in south

Philippine troops find beheaded Vietnamese captives in south

Philippine soldiers have found the beheaded bodies of two Vietnamese sailors abducted a year ago by Islamist militant Abu Sayyaf group near the restive southern island of Basilan, an army spokeswoman said ,,,

Pacquiao wants review of 'unfair' Horn loss

Pacquiao wants review of 'unfair' Horn loss

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday urged the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to review the ‘unfair decision and officiating’ after losing his welterweight title to Australia's Jeff Horn.

Philippine lawmakers ask court to put an end to martial law

Philippine lawmakers ask court to put an end to martial law

A group of opposition Philippine lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law proclamation to combat Islamist militants.

Duterte accused of mass murder in international court

Duterte accused of mass murder in international court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other senior officials were accused on Monday of mass murder before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the unabated killings of crime and drug suspects.

Philippine troops kill 4 more militants on tourist island

Philippine troops kill 4 more militants on tourist island

Four gunmen have been killed on a Philippine tourist island as President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military on Sunday to kill remnants of a militant group behind a foiled mass kidnapping attempt there.

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Philippine vice president slams drug war

Philippine vice president slams drug war

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday the nation's drug war had left Filipinos feeling ‘hopeless and helpless’, with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April

Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports.

Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in pirate attack

Vietnamese sailor killed, 7 abducted in pirate attack

Gunmen in southern Philippine waters killed one crewman of a Vietnamese vessel and abducted seven in what appeared to be the latest attack by pirates in the area, the Philippine coastguard said on Monday.

Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte's martial law talk

Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte's martial law talk

Critics and victims of military abuses expressed alarm on Friday after President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Philippine leaders to be able to wield martial law powers without judicial and congressional approval.