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Philippines' Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

Davao - Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers.

Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

Manila - Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation's political establishment.

Op-Ed: Time for Donnie Nietes to monetize soaring popularity

Longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion Donnie Nietes needs to seize the moment and monetize his soaring popularity after a very impressive performance against tough challenger Raul Garcia of Mexico Saturday night in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Next Philippine leader seeks early talks with communist rebels

Davao - Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he would seek an early start to peace talks with communist rebels and free detained guerrilla chieftains when he takes office in end-June.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Manila - Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

Boxing: Nietes, Villanueva, Melindo win over Mexican challengers

The long-running boxing rivalry between the Philippines and Mexico has at least three Filipino boxers winning over their Mexican opponents in "Pinoy Pride" 36th series featuring Filipino and Mexican champions and challengers in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Donnie Nietes keeps title with 5th round TKO win over Garcia

WBO & The Ring Light Flyweight champion Donnie Nietes retained his light flyweight titles with a TKO win in the fifth round of his title fight against Raul Garcia of Mexico Saturday night at the La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Why Pacquiao declined offer to compete in Rio Olympics

Retired boxing star and Philippine senator-elect Manny Pacquiao has finally decided to abort his plan to compete in the upcoming Rio Olympics following his consultation with constituents about his planned participation while doing his job as senator.

Op-Ed: Nietes needs to focus on Juan Estrada after clash with Garcia

Longest-reigning Filipino world boxing champion Donnie Nietes is now looking past Mexican Raul Garcia — who is facing him Saturday night in Bacolod City, Philippines — as he aims to clinch a lucrative fight against Juan Francisco Estrada next year.

Johnriel Casimero stops Amnat Ruenroeng, wins IBF Flyweight title

Filipino challenger Johnriel Casimero made sure that he got a crystal-clear verdict from the judges in his rematch against Thai flyweight titlist Wednesday night at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.

Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng battles Johnriel Casimero in rematch

IBF flyweight titlist Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand stakes his title for the second time against former Filipino flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero Wednesday night in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.

Philippines' Duterte launches vulgar attacks on Church

Davao - Outspoken incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt "sons of whores" who are to be blamed for the nation's fast-growing population.

Philippine dictator Marcos to get hero's burial: Duterte

Davao - Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos will finally be allowed a hero's burial, the nation's controversial incoming president said Monday, in what would be a huge win for the late strongman's family as it pursues a return to power.

Philippines halts probe into president-elect's suspected death squads

Manila - The Philippines has halted an investigation into an alleged vigilante death squad linked to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte after the key witness disappeared, likely due to fear of the incoming leader, officials said.

Why Mexican boxers are anxious to face Donnie Nietes

WBO Light Flyweight champion Donnie Nietes aims to bolster his 14-0 winning streak against Mexican opponents when he squares off with another Mexican challenger, Raul "Rayito" Garcia, next weekend at the La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Op-Ed: Why Rio Olympics is good for Pacquiao and country

Senator-elect and Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is aware of possible backlash he will get from his critics if he makes an arbitrary decision to compete for gold in the upcoming Rio Olympics which is the reason he is holding his decision in abeyance.

Duterte death fears rise as Philippine mayor offers bounties

Manila - The incoming mayor of a major Philippine city said Friday he was offering police bounties to kill criminals, deepening fears of extra-judicial deaths under the rule of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

Pacquiao noncommittal on senate attendance

Right after his proclamation on Thursday as a duly elected senator of the Philippines, retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao said he could not promise perfect attendance as a newly elected senator.

Comelec proclaims Manny Pacquiao as elected senator

Incumbent congressman and retired boxer Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, May 19, 2016 as one of the 12 new senators of the Philippines who will serve for the next six years.

Life better in Duterte's Philippine drug heartland

Davao - Life in the slums of Davao became much easier after a fearsome drugs crackdown enforced by mayor-turned president Rodrigo Duterte, awed residents say, offering an insight into what the Philippines can expect under its new leader.
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