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Philippine president on human rights: ‘Don’t go there’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America’s top diplomat, where he voiced solidarity with the U.S. amid global concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program and angrily dismissed media questions …


U.S. says aircraft to help Philippines fight pro-IS militants

The United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a monthslong siege of a southern city by pro-Islamic State group …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Sea dispute, North Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings

Alarm over North Korea’s missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes, and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight …


Philippine mayor linked to drugs, 14 others killed in raids

Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in …


New kidnappings, jailbreak hit restive Philippine island

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers in a school in a southern Philippine province where President Rodrigo Duterte visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials said Sunday.


Philippine president says he’s likely to extend martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he will likely extend 60 days of martial law he imposed in the southern Philippines to deal with a deadly siege of a city by …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Philippine quake knocks down building, kills 2, injures 100

A strong, shallow earthquake shook the central Philippines on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and injuring more than 100, including several in a collapsed building where others were …


US, Philippine navies patrol troubled waters in Philippines

U.S. and Philippine navy ships have patrolled waters in the southern Philippines where kidnappings by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf militants have sparked a regional security alarm.


In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war

From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed.


U.S. spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss …


Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot

It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s …


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Casino video shows methodical gunman

Security footage shows the man responsible for one of the Philippine capital’s deadliest attacks in years casually exiting a taxi just after midnight and walking calmly into a vast entertainment …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Philippine police seek casino attacker’s identity

Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a mustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Dozens reported dead after gunman reportedly sets fires in Manila casino

A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found …


Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants

Philippine authorities have reached out to parties who may be able to talk with Muslim militants in a bid to secure the freedom of hostages in a southern city where …


Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing …


Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said Monday, as the army …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017

Duterte warns of ‘contamination’ by Islamic State group

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Casting himself as his nation’s savior, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was prepared to extend martial law to all the Philippines if necessary. “I will not allow the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Duterte declares martial law in Philippine island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday night after a city there was rocked by clashes between government forces and Islamist militants.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017

Big child webcam sex bust reveals rising abuse

The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. Were they neighbors? Cops?


Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte

A U.S.-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, whom it accused of being a “mastermind” …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017

Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte and expressed Washington’s commitment to their treaty alliance and his interest in developing “a warm, working relationship,” a Filipino official …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Philippine forces killed a suspected Muslim militant in new fighting Saturday in a central resort province where troops foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials …


Philippines: Troops kill militant commander blamed for beheadings

Philippine troops battling militants in a central province killed a key Abu Sayyaf commander who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage and was …


Filipino Bataan Death March survivors mark 75th anniversary

Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge …


Philippines’ Duterte orders troops to disputed South China Sea in possible new rift with Beijing

The Philippine president appeared to revive his quarrels with China on Thursday, ordering his troops to occupy islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea – and saying he …


Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Coldplay’s lead vocalist visited a fan with cancer on Tuesday, hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila’s seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds.


Ship carrying 16 Filipinos, 8 S.Koreans missing near Uruguay

A cargo ship being used by a South Korean shipping company went missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew members and authorities said Saturday that two people had been …