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Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region in Philippines

Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region in Philippines

Minority Bangsamoro Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy

Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr, dies at 94

Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr, dies at 94

The Philippines' richest man and founder of one of the biggest business conglomerates in the country, Henry Sy Sr, died Saturday aged 94, his company said.

Philippines cheers return of church bells seized by US 117 years ago

Philippines cheers return of church bells seized by US 117 years ago

Residents of an eastern Philippine town on Saturday cheered as three revered church bells seized by US troops as spoils of war returned home after more than a century.

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in controversy as it faces threats of a boycott.

Alarm after Philippines' Duterte 'death squad' plan

Alarm after Philippines' Duterte 'death squad' plan

Rights groups raised fears Wednesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to create a ‘death squad’ targeting suspected communist rebels ...

Two suspected Islamic State-allied militants killed in Philippines

Two suspected Islamic State-allied militants killed in Philippines

Two suspected Islamic State-allied militants were killed Monday in a shootout with police and soldiers in the southern Philippines while transporting a homemade bomb, police said.

Human rights lawyer shot dead in central Philippines

Human rights lawyer shot dead in central Philippines

A human rights lawyer became the 34th attorney to be killed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte after being shot dead in the central Philippines, police and colleagues said Wednesday.

Typhoon triggers deadly landslides in Philippines, dozens trapped

Typhoon triggers deadly landslides in Philippines, dozens trapped

Landslides killed four people and trapped at least 31 others on Tuesday in a mountainous region of the Philippines, officials said, as Typhoon Yutu barrelled across the country with strong winds and rains.

Typhoon Yutu maintains strength as it nears northern Philippines

Typhoon Yutu maintains strength as it nears northern Philippines

Typhoon Yutu maintained its strength as it moved closer to the northern Philippines on Sunday, prompting authorities to warn of possible floods and landslides.

Philippines rights groups begin investigating killings of farmers

Philippines rights groups begin investigating killings of farmers

Philippine rights groups said on Wednesday they had begun investigating the killings of nine farmers who had occupied part of a sugar plantation, adding pressure on the government to better protect land activists.

Japan military joins historic Philippine war games

Japan military joins historic Philippine war games

Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo's armoured vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II.

155 people dead in landslides, Typhoon Mangkhut in Philippines

155 people dead in landslides, Typhoon Mangkhut in Philippines

At least 155 people have been killed in landslides and other accidents caused by Typhoon Mangkhut and monsoon rains in the Philippines, officials said Sunday.