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Philippine security forces capture top Maoist guerrilla leader

Philippine security forces capture top Maoist guerrilla leader

Philippine security forces arrested the head of the communist movement's armed wing following President Rodrigo Duterte's order to target guerrilla leaders after peace talks collapsed ...

'Shoot me' if I become a dictator: Philippine leader tells troops to protect constitution

'Shoot me' if I become a dictator: Philippine leader tells troops to protect constitution

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday instructed the army and police to shoot him if he became a dictator and stayed on beyond his term, a scenario his foes are warning against ...

More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people were staying in evacuation centres in an eastern Philippine province as the country's most active volcano spewed fiery lava for the fourth consecutive day ...

90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding as storm hits

90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding as storm hits

A tropical storm in the Philippines triggered mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 90 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.

Philippine president expects more tax reform measures in 2018

Philippine president expects more tax reform measures in 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said lawmakers are expected to pass more measures early next year under his comprehensive tax reform agenda ...

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.