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Philippines puts big casinos on money-laundering watch

Manila - The Philippines said Wednesday it would monitor large transactions at casinos to curb money-laundering, after proceeds from an $81 million theft were funnelled through several gambling establishments last year.

Philippines shelves rebel talks after attack on Duterte guards

Manila - The Philippine government's peace talks with communist rebels teetered near collapse Wednesday as President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to end negotiations after suspected guerrillas shot and wounded five of his bodyguards in an ambush.

Philippines' Duterte makes fresh rape joke

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a new joke about rape on Friday, saying he would congratulate a rapist who could carry out the crime even knowing he would die.

Police charged with Philippine mayor's murder back on duty

Manila - Philippine policemen accused of killing a town mayor when he was in jail on drugs charges are back on duty, an official said Thursday, in a case cited as a sign of growing impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Militants force kids, hostages to fight: Philippine army

Manila - Children and hostages are being forced to fight alongside pro-Islamic State gunmen waging a seven-week battle for a Philippine city, the country's military said Monday.

Philippine air strikes target high-rise snipers

Manila - Snipers in high-rise buildings are the main problem facing Philippine forces battling to crush pro-Islamic State fighters who have occupied a southern city for more than a month, a military spokesman said Saturday.

Two dead as strong quake hits central Philippines: officials

Manila - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people in the central Philippines on Thursday, with more than five people still trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said.

One dead as strong quake hits central Philippine island: official

Manila - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines Thursday, killing at least one person inside a collapsed building with more people feared trapped inside, a local official said.

Supreme Court backs martial law in southern Philippines

Manila - The Philippines' Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State group-backed militants.

Supreme Court backs martial law in southern Philippines: spokesman

Manila - The Philippines' Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State group-backed militants.

Fighting in Philippine city displaces nearly 400,000

Manila - Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have forced nearly 400,000 people in the wider area to flee their homes, officials said Saturday, while warning of disease outbreaks and psychological trauma among refugees.

Philippines' Duterte rides high after 'rough' first year

Manila - Rodrigo Duterte ends his first year as Philippine president on Friday as a hugely popular leader, after taking Filipinos on a promised "rough ride" of drug war killings and foreign policy U-turns.

Philippine casino hit by deadly arson attack reopens

Manila - A Philippine casino that was shut down after an armed attacker set fire to gambling rooms claiming the lives of 37 people reopened Thursday with enhanced security, authorities said.

Year of fear, but no quick win in Philippine drug war

Manila - Meth addict Reyjin is still able to score on the frontlines of the Philippines' drug war, living proof that a year of fear has failed to kill the illegal narcotics trade as promised.

China donates arms to Philippines for raging Islamist fight

Manila - China on Wednesday donated thousands of guns to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to help Manila in its battle against Islamist gunmen who are holed up in a southern city.

Abducted priest seen alive as Islamists hold out in Philippines

Marawi - A Roman Catholic priest abducted by Islamist militants who seized parts of a southern Philippine city has been seen alive, the military said Monday, as troops pressed on with their offensive.

Eid truce in war-torn Philippines city of Marawi ends

Marawi - An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi.

Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

Marawi - The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the Philippines

Aliaga - Filipino devotees muddied their faces and covered themselves with dried banana leaves on Saturday to celebrate a religious festival which also has roots in Japan's occupation of the country during World War II.

US most wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: army

Marawi - One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture him, the military said Saturday.

US Navy to hold Japan memorial for sailors killed in crash

Toukyo - The US navy said Friday it will hold a memorial ceremony for seven sailors killed when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan's coast last weekend.

Dusty teddy bear lies in war-ruined Philippine city

Marawi - A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted homes of a Philippine city left in ruins by war.

Dusty teddy bear lies in war-ruined Philippine city

Marawi - A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted homes of a Philippine city left in ruins by war.

Dusty teddy bear lies in war-ruined Philippine city

Marawi - A dusty teddy bear strewn on the floor, family photos on a wall and dried underwear on a clothesline are among the few remnants of life in deserted homes of a Philippine city left in ruins by war.

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Marawi - Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ne...

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Marawi - Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ne...

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Marawi - Islamic militants launched a day-long assault on a southern Philippine village Wednesday during which they held 31 people hostage inside a school, authorities said, raising fears of spreading violence as other jihadists fought a month-long urban war ne...

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi - Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said.

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi - Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said.

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi - Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war, authorities said.
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