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Philippines' Duterte fierce attack on 'hypocritical' EU

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 14:56

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls European Parliament members who questioned extra-judicial killings "hypocrites" during an expletive-laden rant.
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British Baron's daughter killed in Philippines amid drug war

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 8:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Manila

The daughter of a late British baron, Maria Aurora Moynihan, is shot dead in the Philippines, where authorities are fighting a deadly war on drugs.
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Philippine Abu Sayyaf militants free Norwegian hostage

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 12:56
related countries: Norway Norway

Islamist militants in the Philippines release a Norwegian man who was taken hostage with two Canadians who were earlier beheaded.
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Philippine president's death squad accuser denied protection

Friday, September 16th 2016, 15:20

The former death squad member who accused Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of killing a government agent with a submachine gun is denied protection.
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Philippines President Duterte 'once killed man with Uzi'

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 13:39
related places: Davao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte once shot a man dead with an Uzi submachine gun, a self-confessed former death squad member tells a Senate hearing.
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Venice film festival: Philippines drama wins top prize

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 23:24

Philippines film The Woman Who Left, a black and white drama by director Lav Diaz, wins the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival.
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Obama: 'I don't take Duterte comments personally'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he does not bear a grudge over remarks made by Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte.
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'Awkward moment' as Obama met Duterte

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 8:44
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte had a brief face-to-face summit encounter, days after a very public spat.
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Indonesia drug chief calls for Philippine-style crackdown

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 10:09
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief Budi Waseso praises the brutal drugs crackdown in Philippines and says dealers' lives are "meaningless".
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Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 9:52
related countries: Laos Laos, United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls off a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a "son of a whore".
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Philippine President Duterte 'regrets' Obama 'whore' jibe

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

A spokesman apologises after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes controversial remarks about US President Obama.
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Philippine President Duterte curses Obama over human rights

Monday, September 5th 2016, 14:01
related countries: United States United States

The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls Barack Obama a "son of a whore", warning his US counterpart not to raise human rights concerns.
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Philippines bomb: Davao attack blamed on Abu Sayyaf

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 12:19
related places: Davao

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is responsible for a deadly bomb attack in President Duterte's home city of Davao, the Philippines government says.
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Philippines: Bomb attack on Davao market kills 14

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 3:12
related places: Davao

At least 14 people are killed in a bomb attack in Davao, the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in 'raid'

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 10:41

Muslim militants linked to so-called Islamic State are freed from jail in the Philippines in what officials say was a deal made to look like a "raid".
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Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid

Friday, August 26th 2016, 12:02
related places: Manila

The BBC witnesses a prison raid in one of Manila's biggest jails - the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
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Inside Manila's drug war: Female assassin's story

Friday, August 26th 2016, 1:08

A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.
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One last hit

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 23:12

The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the Philippines' dark underbelly of police raids, dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.
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34kg pearl found in Philippines 'is world's biggest'

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 16:27

Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world - weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone).
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Philippines war on drugs: '1,900 killed' amid crackdown

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 14:47

About 1,900 people in the Philippines have been killed during an illegal drugs crackdown since Rodrigo Duterte became president, the police chief says.
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Nose-picking ban for Philippines police

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 8:04
related places: Manila

New directive also tells police in Manila not to scratch any part of their bodies.
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte threatens to leave UN

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 6:52

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to "separate" from the UN after it criticised his war on drugs as a crime under international law.
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Philippines Marcos: Protest against 'hero' burial

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 8:42
related places: Manila

Hundreds of people in the Philippines capital, Manila, protest against plans to bury disgraced former President Ferdinand Marcos in a cemetery for heroes.
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Philippines: Duterte orders Ferdinand Marcos body move

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 16:58

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte authorises the body of his disgraced predecessor Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in the Heroes' Cemetery.
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Sunday, August 7th 2016, 8:27

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accuses dozens of current or former politicians, officials and judges of links with illegal drugs and tells them to surrender.
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Philippines' Gloria Arroyo plunder charges dismissed

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 9:26

The Philippine Supreme Court dismisses a long-running plunder charge against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and orders her release.
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Philippines asked to 'disregard' tribunal ruling on South China Sea, foreign minister says

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 5:13
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Philippines says it rejected an offer by Beijing to hold negotiations "outside of and [in] disregard of" an international tribunal ruling that China had no legal basis for its claims to the South China Sea.
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China should respect South China Sea ruling, says Philippines

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 5:13
related countries: China China

The Philippines says "all parties" should respect a UN-backed tribunal's rejection of China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Mango boycott

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 10:25
related countries: China China

Jokes, frustrations and a call for a boycott of Philippine mangoes trend on Chinese social media after the South China Sea ruling.
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Philippine Senator Pacquiao to return to ring, says promoter

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 5:20

Filipino boxer and newly elected senator Manny Pacquiao is planning to return to the ring, says his promoter, but the boxer says no fight is scheduled.
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South China Sea: China defiant as tribunal backs Philippines

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 16:19

China is defiant after an international tribunal rejects its claims to parts of the South China Sea, but pledges to resolve tensions with neighbours.
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South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 14:33
related countries: China China

An international tribunal rules against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea, backing a case brought by the Philippines.
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