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Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Monday, March 27th 2017, 7:53
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The case has shocked Singapore, with some saying online that the jail sentences are too lenient.
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Duterte backtracks on gay marriage in Philippines

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 4:30

While campaigning for the presidency, Mr Duterte had said he would consider legalising gay marriage.
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Duterte's bloody crackdown drives drug users to rehab

Monday, March 20th 2017, 0:17

In the Philippines, drug users try to turn their lives around and stay safe amid Duterte's anti-drugs campaign.
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Philippine army finds body of beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 5:54
related countries: Germany Germany, Somalia Somalia

Jurgen Kantner and his companion had survived abduction by Somali pirates eight years previously.
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Philippine Abu Sayyaf jihadists behead German hostage in video

Monday, February 27th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Juergen Kantner was abducted in November and a ransom deadline passed on Sunday.
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What is the 'hairy blob' or globster found on the Philippines shore?

Friday, February 24th 2017, 11:30

A six-metre-long "hairy" sea creature has washed up on the shore of Dinagat Island in the Philippines and it's left people on Facebook questioning what it is.
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Philippines: Duterte critic Leila de Lima faces drugs charges

Friday, February 17th 2017, 14:55
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

The outspoken senator has strongly criticised the Philippine president's bloody drug crackdown.
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The human scars of Philippines drug war

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 15:57
related places: Manila

The effects of the violent war against drugs are still keenly felt in Manila's poor "promised land" district.
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Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines leader 'not ready' to talk to rebels

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 22:21

The Philippines president says he is scrapping peace talks with rebels after 'trying everything'.
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Amnesty: Philippine police 'planned' drug war killings

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 5:06

Amnesty says extrajudicial drug war killings in the Philippines may be "crimes against humanity".
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Philippines to suspend drug war to clean up 'corrupt' police

Monday, January 30th 2017, 7:11

The police chief said the country must instead focus on clearing up corruption inside the police force.
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Duterte reverses anti-US base stance

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

New barracks, warehouses and runways to be built despite President Duterte's fiery anti-US rhetoric.
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Monday, January 16th 2017, 11:29

Popular pornography sites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub are blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines.
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Philippines' President Duterte pushes free contraceptives

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 23:32

The move by the Philippine president is expected to face fierce opposition from the Catholic Church.
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Black Nazarene procession draws 1.5 million to Manila

Monday, January 9th 2017, 14:03

An estimated 1.5 million devotees attend the annual Black Nazarene procession through Manila.
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More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine prison break

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 9:59

Dozens of gunmen attack a prison in the southern Philippines, freeing more than 150 inmates.
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Philippines Duterte: I threw suspect from helicopter

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 10:23

The Philippines leader says he's thrown criminals from helicopters - and that he would do it again.
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Fierce and unapologetic

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

Leila de Lima is a Philippine senator bent on challenging controversial president Rodrigo Duterte.
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Philippines typhoon: Aerials show submerged areas

Monday, December 26th 2016, 17:07

A powerful typhoon hit parts of the Philippines on Monday, leaving parts of the country underwater.
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Typhoon Nock-Ten kills four in the Philippines

Monday, December 26th 2016, 16:55
related places: Manila

Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten spares Manila but leaves four dead in the Philippines.
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Evacuations in Philippines as typhoon strikes

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 13:07

Thousands of people are being urged to leave their homes on the Philippines east coast as super typhoon Nock-Ten makes landfall.
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Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten makes landfall in Philippines

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 12:18

A typhoon with gusts of wind up to 255km/h makes landfall in the eastern Philippines.
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Philippines leader Duterte faces investigation over killings claim

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 15:27

A Philippines human rights body will probe claims by President Duterte that he killed drug suspects.
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US singer James Taylor cancels Manila concert over drug war

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 8:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manila

US singer James Taylor cancels a concert in Manila over Philippines' brutal war on drugs.
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Duterte confirms killings to BBC

Friday, December 16th 2016, 15:57
related places: Davao

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte confirms to the BBC that he shot dead three men while mayor of Davao.
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Philippines: Duterte confirms he personally killed three men

Friday, December 16th 2016, 14:12

The Philippines president says he shot dead three men, hours after a spokesman denied the claims.
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Philippines' President Duterte: 'If I can do it, why can't you?'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 20:47
related places: Davao

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he personally killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao.
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Philippines' Duterte admits personally killing suspects

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 15:53
related places: Davao

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte admits he killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao.
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Trolls and triumph

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 4:24

Politics and social media has collided under President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines.
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The nightshift

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:30

Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on drugs.
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Anger at hero's burial for Philippines dictator Marcos

Friday, November 18th 2016, 9:49
related places: Manila

The burial of former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Heroes' Cemetery prompts anger.
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Which world leader is karaoke king?

Friday, November 11th 2016, 13:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The leaders of the Philippines and Malaysia have ended an official meeting in an unusual manner, by singing at a karaoke session.
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