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#Philippines

# philippines - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'
# Human Rights Defenders
# Human Rights Defenders

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'

Sep 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,115 Views 10 Comments

Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.

# philippines - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office
# Mariano Blanco
# Mariano Blanco

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Sep 5th 2018, 7:39 AM 19,835 Views 28 Comments

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

# philippines - Thursday 19 July, 2018

13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl'
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl'

Jul 19th 2018, 12:32 PM 8,068 Views 4 Comments

The crew officiating the game, which degenerated into wild punches and flying kicks before stunned spectators, were also suspended from competition.

# philippines - Monday 2 July, 2018

'Full of love, fun, joy and so many dreams': Jastine Valdez laid to rest in Philippine hometown
# Philippines
# Philippines

'Full of love, fun, joy and so many dreams': Jastine Valdez laid to rest in Philippine hometown

Jul 2nd 2018, 3:52 PM 27,840 Views 9 Comments

The 24-year-old has been laid to rest with her late grandfather and uncle.

Philippine mayor allegedly linked with narcotics trade shot dead at ceremony
# Antonio Halili
# Antonio Halili

Philippine mayor allegedly linked with narcotics trade shot dead at ceremony

Jul 2nd 2018, 1:54 PM 19,503 Views 22 Comments

Three other mayors on President Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials have also been shot dead in recent years.

# philippines - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Body of Jastine Valdez to be taken back to Philippines today
# RIP
# RIP

Body of Jastine Valdez to be taken back to Philippines today

May 29th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,728 Views 12 Comments

Her parents will accompany her body.

# philippines - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles
# Sex Tourism
# Sex Tourism

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

Apr 18th 2018, 1:17 PM 12,011 Views 25 Comments

Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.

# philippines - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months
# Boracay Island
# Boracay Island

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Apr 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 35,319 Views 31 Comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

# philippines - Friday 30 March, 2018

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

Mar 30th 2018, 2:06 PM 20,054 Views 59 Comments

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

# philippines - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Over 56,000 people forced to flee as major volcanic eruption continues in the Philippines
# Eruption
# Eruption

Over 56,000 people forced to flee as major volcanic eruption continues in the Philippines

Jan 24th 2018, 10:06 AM 12,958 Views 18 Comments

The Mayon volcano began erupting two weeks ago.

# philippines - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200
# Flooding
# Flooding

'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200

Dec 24th 2017, 3:21 PM 5,301 Views 1 Comment

A total of 70,000 have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm.

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
# Davao
# Davao

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Dec 24th 2017, 7:43 AM 10,275 Views 1 Comment

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

# philippines - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides
# Tropical Storm
# Tropical Storm

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides

Dec 23rd 2017, 5:30 PM 11,031 Views 5 Comments

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines
# Palawan
# Palawan

53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines

Dec 23rd 2017, 3:08 PM 14,559 Views 18 Comments

When the man’s body was found, he was still being eaten by the crocodile.

# philippines - Friday 17 November, 2017

Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS
# Marawi
# Marawi

Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS

Nov 17th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,060 Views 29 Comments

The battle claimed the lives of 1,100 people.

# philippines - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists
# Philippines
# Philippines

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists

Oct 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 6,054 Views 5 Comments

Troops have been battling extremists in the southern city of Marawi.

# philippines - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Sep 21st 2017, 11:39 AM 14,454 Views 59 Comments

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

# philippines - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

Sep 13th 2017, 1:13 PM 14,632 Views 83 Comments

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# philippines - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
# Philippines President
# Philippines President

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

Jul 2nd 2017, 4:00 PM 14,854 Views 8 Comments

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# philippines - Saturday 10 June, 2017

US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State
# Marawi
# Marawi

US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State

Jun 10th 2017, 1:52 PM 16,479 Views 58 Comments

Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi.

# philippines - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
# Philippines
# Philippines

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city

Jun 7th 2017, 9:14 AM 18,369 Views 26 Comments

“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”

# philippines - Friday 2 June, 2017

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room
# Botched Robbery
# Botched Robbery

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room

Jun 2nd 2017, 7:11 AM 13,265 Views 24 Comments

Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.

# philippines - Thursday 1 June, 2017

ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital
# Philippines
# Philippines

ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital

Jun 1st 2017, 8:39 PM 14,649 Views 33 Comments

No fatalities have been reported so far.

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Jun 1st 2017, 7:13 AM 9,698 Views 12 Comments

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

# philippines - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
# Battle Lines
# Battle Lines

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

May 31st 2017, 2:40 PM 22,798 Views 19 Comments

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

# philippines - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants
# Marawi
# Marawi

Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants

May 30th 2017, 9:02 AM 18,936 Views 20 Comments

Government forces have told the militants to surrender.

# philippines - Monday 29 May, 2017

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children
# Under Siege
# Under Siege

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children

May 29th 2017, 10:06 AM 28,338 Views 42 Comments

There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.

# philippines - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
# Distraction
# Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,585 Views 42 Comments

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

# philippines - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke

May 27th 2017, 3:08 PM 23,712 Views 35 Comments

Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.

# philippines - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police
# Marawi
# Marawi

'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police

May 23rd 2017, 5:40 PM 24,930 Views 26 Comments

Residents have been told to stay indoors.

# philippines - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find
# Bizarre Creature
# Bizarre Creature

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find

Apr 18th 2017, 6:14 PM 50,421 Views 13 Comments

The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.

At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road
# Carranglan
# Carranglan

At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road

Apr 18th 2017, 1:45 PM 7,741 Views 0 Comments

The bus plunged about 24 metres.

# philippines - Friday 14 April, 2017

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
# Devotees
# Devotees

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Apr 14th 2017, 12:35 PM 25,649 Views 66 Comments

Men also have their backs whipped.

# philippines - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island
# Bohol
# Bohol

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Apr 11th 2017, 7:38 AM 23,276 Views 15 Comments

At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight.

# philippines - Friday 3 March, 2017

Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines
# Missionary
# Missionary

Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines

Mar 3rd 2017, 8:42 AM 21,085 Views 23 Comments

The woman was taken to hospital.

# philippines - Thursday 2 March, 2017

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage
# Philippines
# Philippines

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:56 AM 29,097 Views 68 Comments

The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.

# philippines - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report
# Drug War
# Drug War

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report

Feb 1st 2017, 7:26 AM 10,673 Views 45 Comments

The Amnesty report called it a “murderous war on the poor”.

# philippines - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site
# Banned
# Banned

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site

Jan 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,746 Views 9 Comments

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

# philippines - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines
# Jolo Island
# Jolo Island

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

Jan 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,818 Views 7 Comments

No tsunami warnings have been issued.