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'Crazy hope' for missing kin in Philippines' Marawi

Iligan - Ten men from the same family vanished after jihadists invaded the Philippine city of Marawi a year ago -- each day since, their wives have prayed their bones do not lie in its devastated landscape.

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

Manila - The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer.

Sacked Philippine chief justice to appeal her ouster

Manila - The ousted top judge of the Philippines will appeal against the decision to sack her, after she battled with President Rodrigo Duterte over his deadly drug war, her spokesman said Saturday.

Ousted Philippine Supreme Court chief's fall from grace

Manila - Maria Lourdes Sereno rose to become the first woman to lead the Philippines' top court in a legal career marked by exception.

Philippines' top court ousts Duterte-critic chief justice

Manila - The Philippines' top court voted on Friday to remove its own chief justice, who faced ouster efforts after battling with President Rodrigo Duterte over human rights and his deadly war on drugs.

Philippines' top court votes to oust Duterte-critic judge

Manila - Judges of the Philippines' top court voted Friday to remove their chief justice, who faced ouster efforts after battling with President Rodrigo Duterte over his deadly war on drugs.

US, Philippine troops storm ashore in bulked-up drills

San Antonio - US and Philippine troops stormed ashore from the disputed South China Sea on Wednesday for military exercises that President Rodrigo Duterte had promised to scrap, but quietly allowed to carry on.

US-Philippine war games open under pro-China Duterte

Manila - The US and Philippine militaries launched major exercises Monday aimed at fighting global terrorism, while staying mostly quiet on Beijing's reported installation of missiles in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines names 'narco' officials ahead of elections

Manila - The Philippines on Monday released the names of over 200 local elected officials with alleged links to drugs, rejecting concerns it amounted to a "hit list" in President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly narcotics crackdown.

Philippines' Duterte says Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

Manila - Manila demanded an explanation Thursday after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state.

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

Balabag - The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Balabag - Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch legal effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Balabag - Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte

Manila - The Philippines on Wednesday ordered the deportation of an elderly Australian Catholic nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing her of engaging in illegal political activities outside of her missionary work.

Philippines' new police leader vows to pursue drug war

Manila - The newly named top police commander of the Philippines pledged Friday to keep up President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug war despite fresh international condemnation over the killings.

Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal

Imus - Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine at the heart of a bitter scandal in the Philippines.

Philippines says wants to probe Facebook over data breach

Manila - The Philippine government said Friday it was investigating the breach of data of its citizens who use Facebook, after a massive leak of user information to British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

'I will arrest you' Philippines' Duterte tells ICC prosecutor

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Friday to arrest the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, who is probing his deadly drug war, telling her to stay away from the Philippines.
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