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Philippine anti-graft official sacked for revealing Duterte probe details

Philippine anti-graft official sacked for revealing Duterte probe details

The office of the Philippine president has sacked a deputy ombudsman for revealing information about an inquiry into alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Bomb in van kills 11 at checkpoint in Philippine south: army

Bomb in van kills 11 at checkpoint in Philippine south: army

A bomb exploded in a van and killed 11 people at a military checkpoint in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday in an attack that officials blamed on militants with ties to the Islamic State group.

Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime

Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime

Philippine police vowed on Monday to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community.

Philippine workers march in protest at short-term contracts

Philippine workers march in protest at short-term contracts

Thousands of Philippine workers and activists marched in a May Day rally in Manila on Tuesday in protest against what they said was President Rodrigo Duterte's failure ...

Philippine boxing icon to prove time not yet over in July fight

Philippine boxing icon to prove time not yet over in July fight

Philippine icon Senator Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he aims to prove that his time in boxing is not yet over when he takes on Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia in July.

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno

The Philippine Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on a government bid to invalidate the appointment of the court's top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte is calling an ‘enemy’ ...

Philippine police say 13 killed in one day of drug busts

Philippine police say 13 killed in one day of drug busts

Philippine police killed 13 suspected drug dealers and arrested more than 100 people in dozens of anti-narcotics operations on Wednesday in a province north of the capital, its police chief said.

At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

At least 44 pro-Islamic State militants were killed and 26 more were wounded when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province, the army said on Sunday.

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.