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Trump says Philippines fighting drugs 'the right way': Duterte

Manila - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that President-elect Donald Trump told him Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way", in stark contrast to the criticism he has received from the current White House.

Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

Manila - Police defused a bomb near the US embassy in the Philippine capital Monday, with militants who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group likely behind the attempted terror attack, authorities said.

Philippine troops fire artillery at Islamic militants in south

Malalis - Troops on Sunday fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city.

Philippine troops fire artillery at Islamic militants in south

Malalis - Troops on Sunday fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city.

Philippine troops fire artillery at Islamic militants in south

Malalis - Troops on Sunday fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city.

Pacquiao says Philippine drug problem 'beyond imagination'

Toukyo - The Philippines' drug problem is "beyond imagination", boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Saturday in Tokyo, defending his hard-liner president's controversial anti-drug campaign.

Marcos critics strip, parade coffins in Philippines

Manila - Critics of the Ferdinand Marcos regime staged a naked protest Friday, while others marched through the streets with a mock coffin to denounce the late dictator's burial at the Philippines' cemetery for heroes.

Body politics: famous preserved corpses

Manila - Filipinos paying their respects to the preserved body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos were looking at a wax mask, his mortician has told AFP.

Mortician to Philippines' Marcos reveals trade secrets

Manila - A wax mask covered the face of Ferdinand Marcos for the 23 years his corpse was on show, but the body on display was no fake, the Philippine dictator's mortician told AFP in an interview.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

Exhume Marcos, Philippine court asked after hero burial

Manila - Campaigners launched legal action Monday to exhume the body of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his burial in a national heroes' cemetery triggered street protests.

Exhume Marcos, Philippine court asked after hero burial

Manila - Campaigners launched legal action Monday to exhume the body of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his burial in a national heroes' cemetery triggered street protests.

Exhume Marcos, Philippine court asked after hero burial

Manila - Campaigners launched legal action Monday to exhume the body of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his burial in a national heroes' cemetery triggered street protests.

Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met the man he calls his hero, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and unburdened his gripes about US "hypocrisy," "bullying" and foreign wars.

Protests as Philippine dictator Marcos given hero's burial

Manila - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried in a secretive ceremony at the national heroes' cemetery Friday, triggering street protests as opponents denounced what they said was the whitewashing of his brutal and corrupt rule.

Award-winning Philippine filmmaker backs Duterte drug war

Manila - Award-winning Philippine director Brillante Mendoza has turned his cinematic skills to promoting someone many in the West would see as an unlikely hero -- President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte threatens to copy Russia ICC exit

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to follow in Russia's footsteps Thursday and pull his country out of the International Criminal Court, incensed at foreign criticism of his deadly drug war.

Philippine dictator Marcos allowed hero's burial

Manila - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be given a hero's burial, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday in a hugely controversial ruling which critics said would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation.

Philippine dictator Marcos allowed hero's burial

Manila - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be given a hero's burial, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday in a hugely controversial ruling which critics said would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation.

Philippine dictator Marcos allowed hero's burial

Manila - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be given a hero's burial, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday in a hugely controversial ruling which critics said would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation.

Philippines' Duterte cancels US rifle order

Manila - Firebrand Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would cancel an order for about 27,000 American-made assault rifles, in his latest display of defiance against the United States.

Philippines to ratify climate pact

Manila - The Philippines will ratify a global pact aimed at taming climate change, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday, reversing his opposition to the historic United Nations agreement he previously dubbed "crazy".

German sailors abducted, killed in Philippines: military

Manila - Islamic militants who specialise in kidnappings-for-ransom have reported killing a German sailor and abducting her elderly male companion from their yacht in waters off the southern Philippines, the military said Monday.

Church protests drug war killings as Philippines honours the dead

Manila - Philippine church leaders on Tuesday renewed calls for an end to killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war as millions of people took part in traditional ceremonies to remember the dead.

China, Philippines in 'friendly' understanding on shoal

Manila - The Philippines and China have reached a "friendly" understanding allowing Filipinos to fish around a disputed shoal seized by Beijing in 2012, a senior aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday.

China, Philippines in 'friendly' understanding on shoal

Manila - The Philippines and China have reached a "friendly" understanding allowing Filipinos to fish around a disputed shoal seized by Beijing in 2012, a senior aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday.

China, Philippines in 'friendly' understanding on shoal

Manila - The Philippines and China have reached a "friendly" understanding allowing Filipinos to fish around a disputed shoal seized by Beijing in 2012, a senior aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday.

China ships still at disputed shoal, fishermen back: Manila

Manila - Chinese coastguard ships are still patrolling the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea but are not stopping Filipinos from fishing there, a Philippine defence spokesman said Sunday.
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