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UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

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, 10:24 p.m.

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, 8:56 p.m.

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, 9:23 a.m.

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, 9:49 p.m.

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, 9:17 a.m.

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 …


Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach President Duterte

A Philippine lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday because of the thousands of deaths that have happened in his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption, …


Duterte asks military to tell China vast sea area ‘is ours’

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has told the military to assert Philippine ownership of a large ocean region off the country’s northeastern coast where Chinese survey …


Man sentenced for sex tourism assaults on girls in Philippines

A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.


Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill …


6.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Philippines

A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude shook the southern Philippines late Friday, but no major damage was immediately reported.


More than 100 injured in fire at Philippines factory complex

More than 100 workers, including three Japanese, were injured and at least three were missing in a fire that hit a huge factory south of Manila and sent thousands of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Labor secretary nominee’s company outsourced jobs

The fast-food empire run by President Donald Trump’s pick for Labor secretary outsourced its technology department to the Philippines, a move that runs counter to Trump’s mantra to keep jobs …


Philippine President Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling …


Philippine President Duterte threatens to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter – and says he’s done it before

In his latest controversial statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has killed thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he …


Philippine blast wounds at least 23 people at boxing match

A Philippine army spokeswoman says an explosion has wounded at least 23 people who were watching a boxing competition held as part of celebrations of an annual religious festival in …


Christmas typhoon kills 4, destroys homes in Philippines

A powerful typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines, leaving at least four people dead and destroying homes, roared over a congested region near Manila on Monday …


Super typhoon heads for Christmas Day blow to Philippines

A powerful typhoon was heading for a Christmas Day collision with the central Philippines.


State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines

The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.


U.S. says it will work with Philippines’ Duterte after latest outburst

The United States said Sunday it will work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows U.S. troops to visit the …


Philippine President Duterte admitted to personally killing people

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, admitted to personally killing people during his time as mayor of Davao.


Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

A human rights group says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access …


Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemma

The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma …


Philippines’ Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown ‘success’

President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain …