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# 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 14,605 Views 87 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 14,838 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 16,469 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 18,346 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 13,249 Views 23 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 14,639 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 9,679 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 22,774 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 18,921 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 28,315 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 20,194 Views 41 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 23,698 Views 41 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 24,917 Views 25 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 50,395 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 7,732 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 25,517 Views 65 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 23,270 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 21,056 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 28,990 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 10,604 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 14,700 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 13,802 Views 7 Comments

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

# philippines - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon
# Nock-Ten
# Nock-Ten

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon

Dec 24th 2016, 2:16 PM 7,851 Views 2 Comments

The national weather service has warned of potentially deadly two-metre waves along the coast, as well as landslides and flash floods from heavy rains.

# philippines - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people
# Duterte
# Duterte

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people

Dec 14th 2016, 9:22 AM 20,394 Views 64 Comments

The 71-year-old Philippines president said he used to personally kill people when mayor of Davao.

# philippines - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs
# Duterte Harry
# Duterte Harry

China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs

Dec 13th 2016, 2:03 PM 6,655 Views 22 Comments

“We’re exploring the possibilities of providing arms,” the Chinese ambassador to Manila said.

# philippines - Monday 21 November, 2016

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"
# Best Mates
# Best Mates

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"

Nov 21st 2016, 7:46 AM 8,489 Views 22 Comments

Since taking office in June, the foul-mouthed Duterte has upended the Philippines’ historical military alliance with the United States.

# philippines - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

Nov 5th 2016, 3:22 PM 18,546 Views 26 Comments

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

# philippines - Friday 28 October, 2016

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Oct 28th 2016, 2:54 PM 17,578 Views 33 Comments

The incident occurred hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.

Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again

Oct 28th 2016, 8:22 AM 13,412 Views 57 Comments

Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark.

# philippines - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'
# Hard Man
# Hard Man

Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'

Oct 6th 2016, 8:42 AM 11,457 Views 44 Comments

The controversial president is enjoying a high popularity rating three months into office.

# philippines - Monday 3 October, 2016

Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:00 AM 42,201 Views 39 Comments

Éanna Ó Cochláin and his family say they have received no support from Irish authorities.

# philippines - Thursday 15 September, 2016

The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile
# Duterte Harry
# Duterte Harry

The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile

Sep 15th 2016, 9:06 PM 41,199 Views 44 Comments

A former militia man testified under oath that he and a group of policemen and ex-communists killed about 1,000 people on Duterte’s orders.

# philippines - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
# Sorry About That
# Sorry About That

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'

Sep 6th 2016, 9:17 AM 29,639 Views 65 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# philippines - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
# His Favourite Insult
# His Favourite Insult

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Sep 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 25,073 Views 80 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.

# philippines - Friday 26 August, 2016

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

Aug 26th 2016, 4:37 PM 18,514 Views 42 Comments

“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”

# philippines - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'
# Drug Dealers
# Drug Dealers

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

Aug 24th 2016, 9:56 AM 10,077 Views 22 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.

# philippines - Monday 22 August, 2016

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs
# Human Rights Concerns
# Human Rights Concerns

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

Aug 22nd 2016, 3:54 PM 16,943 Views 49 Comments

Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.

# philippines - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"

Aug 10th 2016, 8:46 AM 17,945 Views 26 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial comments on live television.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Defiant China says it's not backing down in wake of ruling on disputed waters
# Potential Flashpoint
# Potential Flashpoint

Defiant China says it's not backing down in wake of ruling on disputed waters

Jul 12th 2016, 10:56 AM 10,951 Views 58 Comments

An international tribunal’s ruling over claims to the South China Sea is likely to ratchet up tensions.

# philippines - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines
# Extremism
# Extremism

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines

Jun 14th 2016, 10:46 AM 26,260 Views 108 Comments

The Abu Sayyaf, a small group of Islamic militants, killed the man.