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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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Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as Philippines president

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 9:59
related places: Davao, Manila

The tough-talking former mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte, is sworn in as the president of the Philippines, after a landslide election win.
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Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as Philippines president

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 7:43

Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines, after a landslide election victory in May.
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ShakeDrill

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 7:28
related places: Manila

The Philippine capital Manila had held its second annual ShakeDrill, in an attempt to prepare residents for a potential future earthquake.
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'House of horror'

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 23:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Decades after women in the Philippines were raped by Japanese soldiers during World War Two, the remaining survivors are still fighting for justice.
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Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of Canadian Robert Hall

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 2:55
related countries: Canada Canada

The Philippine president condemns the "brutal and senseless" killing of Canadian hostage Robert Hall by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf.
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Duterte condemned for journalism remarks

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 7:55

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's assertion that some journalists killed in the Philippines had "done something wrong" is condemned as "appalling" by media groups.
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Duterte declared next Philippine leader

Monday, May 30th 2016, 10:10

Rodrigo Duterte is officially declared the next president of the Philippines by parliament, but chooses not to attend the ceremony.
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Painting through Manila's murky waters

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:43
related places: Manila

Artists highlight pollution in Manila's rivers
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VIDEO: Duterte wants to bring back death penalty

Monday, May 16th 2016, 4:22

The Philippine president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has said he wants the death penalty re-introduced as Tim Allman reports.
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Philippine president backs death penalty

Monday, May 16th 2016, 2:35

The Philippine president-elect says he will seek to reintroduce the death penalty and give security forces shoot-to-kill powers in certain circumstances.
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Filipinos react to Duterte 'alcohol ban'

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 5:18

Reports the man set to lead the Philippines might ban alcohol in public places have outraged Filipinos - but some say it's exactly why they voted him in.
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Maverick wins Philippine presidency

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 12:32

Anti-crime politician Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections following the withdrawal of his main rivals.
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Hardliner claims Philippine election win

Monday, May 9th 2016, 21:40

Hardline candidate Rodrigo Duterte claims victory in the Philippine presidential election on a law and order platform.
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VIDEO: Philippines mayor's threat to criminals

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:43
related places: Davao

The leading presidential candidate in Philippines' elections has pledged to "kill criminals", continuing his tough stance as mayor of Davao.
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Philippines election: Populism, celebrity and ugly realities

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:35

Will the Philippines elections actually change anything?
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Final campaign rallies in Philippines

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 10:52
related places: Manila

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election hold rallies in the capital Manila ahead of Monday's vote.
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Cards Against Corruption: A game about the Philippines

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 0:18

Play a unique game about the Philippines
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Abu Sayyaf hostages make video plea

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 13:10
related countries: Canada Canada

Three hostages held by Islamist militants in the Philippines appear in a video pleading for their governments to meet the captors' demands.
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Fizzy drink polling in the Philippines

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 11:57

What fizzy drink choices say about Philippines election
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VIDEO: The Philippine election in emojis

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 23:04

The BBC's Rico Hizon conducts a rigorous poll to discover how Filipinos are feeling about the election - in emojis.
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