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Philippine presidential favourite causing market jitters

Manila - Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte's vague economic plans and threats to kill thousands of criminals are spooking the financial markets, with one business leader warning Tuesday the trash-talking politician would bring anarchy.

Militants threatened to slit our throats: Indonesian hostage

Jakarta - An Indonesian sailor told Monday how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released.

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines: Police

Zamboanga City - Ten Indonesian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were freed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, officials said, less than a week after the gunmen beheaded a Canadian captive.

Outspoken Philippine presidential frontrunner jokes about penis

Manila - Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte joked Wednesday about his penis and vowed to pardon himself for mass murder, as he took his profanity-laced campaign to the nation's business elite.

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralising" Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners. "Casualties are to be expected.

Islamists behead Canadian hostage in Philippines

Manila - Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a Canadian hostage, raising fears for more than 20 other foreigners held captive on remote islands, with troops and police vowing Tuesday to hunt down the extremists.

Canadian executed by Islamic militants in Philippines: Trudeau

Ottawa - Islamic militants in the Philippines have executed a Canadian hostage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, after the Filipino authorities said they had found the head of a foreign man on a remote island.

Rape comment Philippine president candidate 'is frontrunner'

Manila - A Philippine presidential candidate whose comments about rape provoked an international outcry has emerged as the "clear frontrunner" in the latest opinion survey, pollsters said Monday.

China to build on disputed Scarborough Shoal this year: report

Bejing - Beijing will start construction on a South China Sea islet within the Philippines' claimed exclusive economic zone this year, as it seeks to project its power in the disputed waters, Hong Kong media reported Monday.

Philippine president candidate ready to cut US ties over rape row

Manila - Trash-talking Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and Australia after their envoys criticised his comments about the jailhouse rape of a missionary.

Philippine presidential candidate apologises for rape remark

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday finally apologised for his apparent joke about the rape and murder of an Australian missionary after initially sneering at the widespread outrage he sparked.

Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos Jnr defiant on father's legacy

Manila - On the verge of securing his family's biggest victory since their humiliating downfall three decades ago, Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos's son talks confidently about his political ambitions and his father's legacy.

Philippine presidential candidate defiant over rape remarks

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, embroiled in an uproar for his apparent joke about the rape and murder of an Australian woman, came under fire Monday from the church and Canberra's envoy but remained defiant.

Philippine presidential candidate attacked over rape joke

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, whose campaign promises a ruthless war on crime, was angrily condemned on Sunday after a video surfaced of him joking about a murdered Australian rape victim.

Gunmen kidnap four Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of Malaysia's Sabah state, waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, a senior police official said Saturday.

Pentagon chief visits warship in South China Sea

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a warship close to flashpoint waters of the South China Sea on Friday, as Beijing reacted defiantly to an American military build-up in the area.Carter's trip to the USS John C.

US, Philippines launch joint South China Sea patrols

Manila - The US said Thursday it has launched joint South China Sea naval patrols with the Philippines, escalating its presence as it accused Beijing of "militarising" a region which is locked in territorial disputes.

Japanese prefer to study English in Philippines than in U.S., UK

Expensive tuition fees and high cost of living in the United States and the United Kingdom have prompted many Japanese to choose the Philippines to study English.

Sins of the father dog Marcos Jnr in Philippine VP debate

Manila - The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos came under attack over his father's record of corruption and rights abuse during a vice-presidential debate on Sunday.Surveys show that Ferdinand Marcos Jnr.

Islamic militants kill 18 Philippine soldiers in worst clashes this year

Manila - A Philippine offensive against the extremist Abu Sayyaf group after a spate of kidnappings has left 18 soldiers and five fighters dead in the worst violence in the troubled south this year, authorities said Sunday.

Philippine militants wound 22 soldiers in clash after freeing Italian

Zamboanga City - Some 22 Philippine soldiers were wounded Saturday in a firefight with Islamic militants, the military said, a day after the release of a retired Italian priest taken hostage in the Muslim-populated south of the country.

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

Zamboanga City - A retired Italian priest held hostage for six months by suspected Islamic militants left a Philippine hospital Saturday a day after his ordeal ended, looking frail though officials said he was in good health.

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

Zamboanga City - A retired Italian priest held hostage for six months by suspected Islamic militants left a Philippine hospital Saturday a day after his ordeal ended, looking frail though officials said he was in good health.

Freed Italian hostage leaves Philippines hospital

Zamboanga City - A retired Italian priest held hostage for six months by suspected Islamic militants left a Philippine hospital Saturday a day after his ordeal ended, looking frail though officials said he was in good health.

Italian hostage released in southern Philippines

Manila - A retired Italian priest abducted six months ago in the southern Philippines by suspected Islamic militants was released on Friday, police and the Italian government said.

Historic dengue vaccine programme launched in Philippines

Manila - The world's first public dengue vaccination programme was launched in the Philippines on Monday as nurses began injecting the first batch of a million children with a French drug to combat the sometimes deadly disease.

US-Philippine war games begin as China warns 'outsiders'

Manila - US and Philippine troops began major exercises on Monday as China's state media warned "outsiders" against interfering in tense South China Sea territorial disputes.

China to US: 'Be careful' in South China Sea

Bejing - Beijing's defence ministry on Thursday warned the US navy to "be careful" in the South China Sea and slammed a newly signed agreement between Washington and the Philippines.

Philippines monitors two active volcanoes

Cebu City - Bracing for possible major eruptions, authorities in the Philippines are monitoring two of the most active volcanoes in the country after they showed signs of abnormal behavior.

10 Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines

Jakarta - Ten Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped in waters of the conflict-wracked southern Philippines by Islamic militants who have demanded a ransom for their release, authorities said Tuesday.
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