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Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

Manila - Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined large rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug war has polarised the Philippines.

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

Manila - The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

Top Philippine drug war critic dodges arrest

Manila - An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the highest-profile opponent of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs, but she dodged police and sought refuge in the Senate.

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her.

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges she insisted were meant to silence her.

Pirates kill Vietnamese sailor, kidnap six others

Manila - Pirates have attacked a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the southern Philippines, killing one seaman and abducting at least six others in a region notorious for such attacks, officials said Monday.

Philippine bus crash kills 13 students and driver on camping trip

Manila - Thirteen Philippine college students on a camping holiday and a bus driver were killed and dozens injured on Monday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous region, police said.

Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings

Manila - Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war.

More murders in Philippine drug war despite police pull-back: rights group

Manila - Shadowy assassins are still killing poor Filipinos, despite a police withdrawal from Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, a rights group said Friday, as Manila filed criminal charges against the president's top critic.

Philippines' Imelda Marcos loses bid to reclaim jewels

Manila - Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has lost a long fight to reclaim jewels confiscated when her dictator husband was ousted, with the Supreme Court ruling she acquired them illegally.

6 dead after strong quake shakes southern Philippines

Surigao City - Rescuers dug through rubble Saturday to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines, killing at least six people and sending thousands fleeing for safety.

4 dead after strong quake shakes southern Philippines

Surigao City - Rescuers dug through rubble Saturday to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines, killing at least four people and sending thousands fleeing for safety.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates

Manila - The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday.

Five facts on Asia's disputed Scarborough Shoal

Manila - The Philippines said Tuesday it expected China to try to build on a reef close to its coast in a move it called "unacceptable" and "very disturbing".

Philippine president calls off ceasefire with Maoists

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he now considers the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPC) , New People's Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front (NDF) as terrorist groups rather than rebels.

Philippines' Duterte ends peace talks with Maoist rebels

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has angrily scrapped talks with communist insurgents aimed at ending their decades-long conflict after both the government and the rebels called off unilateral ceasefires.

Philippines' Duterte vows to kill more in drug war, use military

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Thursday the military would take a leading role in his deadly drug war, while vowing to kill more traffickers and addicts.

Philippine communist rebels end ceasefire

Manila - Philippine Maoist rebels said Wednesday they would end a five-month ceasefire, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte's government of treachery and human rights abuses.

Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

Manila - Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
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