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Philippine`s Rodrigo Duterte imposes public smoking ban

Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order that will impose a ban on singing karaoke at night and a 2:00 am curfew on drinking alcohol in public.

No peace accord with rebels until they stop attacks: Rodrigo Duterte

No peace accord with rebels until they stop attacks: Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will not sign any peace agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) unless the rebels stop their attacks.

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

Philippine and US troops have begun annual joint exercises that are smaller in scale than in years past, focusing on disaster response and counterterrorism while excluding territorial defense operations.

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.

Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least two: Police

Two explosions in the Philippine capital tonight killed at least two people and injured four others.

Philippines blast injures fourteen as ASEAN leaders gather

Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Manila, Philippine police said on Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital.

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

Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: Rights group

A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte`s deadly war on drugs.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may launch 'invasion' of Abu Sayyaf's island lair

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday he might "invade" an island stronghold of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf to "finish the game" following a thwarted attempt by the group to kidnap tourists on a resort island last week. 

At least 24 dead as Philippine bus plunges into ravine

Philippine officials say at least 24 people have died after a passenger bus carrying about 45 people fell into a deep ravine in a northern mountain town in one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the country in recent years.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won the 2017 TIME 100 poll after consistently leading the survey, the magazine said.

US, Kuwait help Philippines capture two with suspected IS ties

Philippine officials say US and Kuwaiti security officials have helped them identify and arrest a Middle Eastern couple with suspected links to the Islamic State group and who may have the capability to launch bomb attacks.

Returning Islamic State fighters to regroup in Philippines: Experts

Battle-hardened Southeast Asian Islamic State (IS) fighters returning from the Middle East following the group's setbacks are expected to rebase in the southern Philippines, a security conference heard on Tuesday.

Philippine leader warns rebels ahead of new round of talks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened today to unleash new attack aircraft and the "full power of the state" against communist rebels if a new round of peace talks fails, and insisted they accept new conditions including a halt to extortion and to territorial claims.

Committed to resolving South China Sea issue peacefully: Philippines

Committed to resolving South China Sea issue peacefully: Philippines

The Philippines on Wednesday said it was committed to resolving the South China Sea issue peacefully.


Philippines rescues 3 Malaysian kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf

Philippine security forces have rescued three more Malaysian sailors kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf terror group, said Malaysian officials on Monday.

Philippines` Duterte calls European critics `crazies`

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Philippine House Speaker weighs impeaching vice president for criticising war on drugs

The leader of the Philippine lower house of Congress and a staunch ally of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday .

Philippine lawmakers postpone vote on embattled resources minister

Philippine lawmakers on Tuesday deferred a decision to confirm or reject an ardent environmentalist as the country`s resources minister, stoking uncertainty over the outlook for mining in the world`s top nickel ore supplier.

Philippine house passes death penalty bill

The Philippine House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a controversial bill to restore death penalty in the country.