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Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015.

Maoist rebels in Philippines attack presidential guards; 1 dead, 5 wounded

Four members of the Philippine presidential guard were wounded in a firefight with dozens of Maoist rebels disguised as soldiers at a checkpoint on the southern island of Mindanao, the military said on Wednesday.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

The region of 22 million people, which has a history of separatist and Marxist rebellion, was placed under military rule on May 23 after rebels from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups took over parts of Marawi City, plunging the Philippines into its biggest security crisis in years.

Philippine air strike on rebels kills two soldiers, injures several

More than 500 people have been killed, including 389 militants, 90 members of the security forces, and 39 civilians, since the fighting erupted. About 260,000 residents have been displaced. 

 

Philippine troops clash with communist rebels leaves 9 dead

The fighting erupted after patrolling troops encountered some 40 New People's Army rebels in southern Compostela Valley province, said army spokesman Captain Alexandre Cabales.

5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

The quake was located 13.3 km west of Burauen in Leyte province, according to the US Geological Survey.

Philippine air strikes target high-rise snipers

Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera said this was the reason the government was using air strikes against the militants despite the massive damage it may cause in the city of Marawi.

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Philippines: USGS

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Duterte declared military rule across the region of Mindanao, home to about 20 million people, in late May to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat from the Islamic State (IS) group there.

Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed

Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed

Islamist militants who stormed a primary school in a southern Philippines town on Wednesday have fled, leaving behind 31 hostages unharmed, including 12 children.

Rodrigo Duterte resurfaces after rest, says Islamist insurgency has deep roots

Rodrigo Duterte resurfaces after rest, says Islamist insurgency has deep roots

More than 300 people have been killed in the southern town, where troops have been fighting for over three weeks to oust militants who have sworn allegiance to Islamic State.
 

Philippines says some militants may have slipped out of embattled city

Philippines says some militants may have slipped out of embattled city

The Philippines military said on Friday that some of the Islamist militants who stormed Marawi City in the south of the country last month may have mingled with evacuees to slip away during the battle that has raged for nearly four weeks.

Islamic State militants killing, enslaving civilians: Philippines

There are up to 1,000 people still trapped in the parts of Marawi city that the militants control, the government said. 

U.S. forces assist Philippines in battle to end city siege

A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance plane was seen flying over the town on Friday, according to local media reports.
 

Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino killing 37

A masked gunman set fire to a gaming room at a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, igniting a toxic blaze claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 37 people, authorities said.

Philippines declines aid from Europe to assert independence

The Philippines is willing to forego about EUR 250 million worth of grants to prevent the EU from meddling in its internal affairs.

Philippines says bomb sparked by feud but IS claims attack

 A bomb explosion that killed two people in a Muslim community in Manila was sparked by a personal feud, Philippine police officials said on Sunday.

Philippine police officer fired for illegal detentions in ''secret cell''

Philippine police sacked the chief of a Manila police station on Friday and launched an investigation after a human rights group responding to a tip-off found a secret cell that was illegally holding drug suspects without charge

South Korea gives anti-submarine warship to Philippines, for $100

Outside the United States, its former colonial master and long-time security ally, South Korea has been the largest source of Philippine military hardware.

US Marine's conviction for killing transgender Filipina upheld

The conviction of a US Marine for killing a transgender Filipina in a case that reignited long-simmering anti-American sentiment in the Philippines was upheld by a court on Monday.