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#Philippines

# 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 7,857 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 20,416 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 6,660 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 8,550 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 18,563 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 17,634 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 13,529 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 11,501 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 42,380 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 41,358 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 29,759 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 25,252 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 18,622 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 10,089 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 17,005 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 17,959 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 10,971 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 26,324 Views 108 Comments

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

# philippines - Monday 13 June, 2016

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
# Whoops
# Whoops

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

Jun 13th 2016, 4:20 PM 11,028 Views 4 Comments

A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.

# philippines - Sunday 5 June, 2016

"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers

Jun 5th 2016, 12:32 PM 124,313 Views 69 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has promised to end crime and corruption within six months of his presidency.

# philippines - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"

Jun 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 17,418 Views 55 Comments

“You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong.”

# philippines - Monday 16 May, 2016

The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill

May 16th 2016, 8:52 AM 16,788 Views 38 Comments

He says citizens must learn to fear the law.

# philippines - Monday 9 May, 2016

A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president

May 9th 2016, 3:00 PM 16,119 Views 26 Comments

Duterte himself says he has killed “around three” people.

# philippines - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised
# Australian Missionary
# Australian Missionary

Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised

Apr 17th 2016, 2:19 PM 21,045 Views 30 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is the frontrunner to take over as president of the Philippines.

# philippines - Monday 11 April, 2016

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate
# BFFs 4EVA
From The Daily Edge
# BFFs 4EVA

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate

Apr 11th 2016, 10:29 AM 8,497 Views 5 Comments

Such PALS.

# philippines - Friday 25 March, 2016

Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony
# Dedication
# Dedication

Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony

Mar 25th 2016, 2:26 PM 35,356 Views 86 Comments

Ruben Enaje dedicated the act to peace in Belgium and other countries targeted by Islamic extremism.

# philippines - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Notorious kidnapper of Wexford priest Michael Sinnott shot dead by security forces
# Philippines
# Philippines

Notorious kidnapper of Wexford priest Michael Sinnott shot dead by security forces

Mar 13th 2016, 7:28 AM 24,240 Views 6 Comments

The Philippine military said Waning Abdusalam had been involved in the kidnapping for ransom of several people.

# philippines - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Man whose mummified body was found on drifting yacht died of heart attack
# Mystery
# Mystery

Man whose mummified body was found on drifting yacht died of heart attack

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:31 AM 24,667 Views 19 Comments

The man’s body was found on a yacht adrift off the southern Philippines.

# philippines - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage

Feb 17th 2016, 10:05 AM 5,651 Views 7 Comments

The American boxer has gone head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao again.

# philippines - Friday 1 January, 2016

Stray bullets and firecrackers leave hundreds injured after Philippine New Year celebration
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Stray bullets and firecrackers leave hundreds injured after Philippine New Year celebration

Jan 1st 2016, 1:13 PM 19,582 Views 6 Comments

A lone firework also started a fire in one of the shantytowns in Manila, the country’s capital, leaving 3,000 people homeless.

# philippines - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender
# Philippines
# Philippines

US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender

Dec 1st 2015, 9:09 AM 24,543 Views 204 Comments

Jennifer Laude was found dead in a hotel room last year.

# philippines - Saturday 21 November, 2015

One police force is using Katy Perry tracks to disperse protests
# Hot N Cold
# Hot N Cold

One police force is using Katy Perry tracks to disperse protests

Nov 21st 2015, 11:15 AM 12,497 Views 8 Comments

Philippine officials used the left-field tactic while Barack Obama was in town.

# philippines - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder
# Philippines
# Philippines

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder

Oct 21st 2015, 11:37 PM 19,002 Views 20 Comments

China’s Consul General in the country was shot through the neck, but survived.

# philippines - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee
# Philippines
# Philippines

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee

Oct 18th 2015, 1:54 PM 9,806 Views 4 Comments

At least eight people have been reported missing.

# philippines - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort
# Demands
# Demands

Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort

Oct 14th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,627 Views 67 Comments

The video shows three men and a woman at gunpoint.

# philippines - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today
# The Greatest V Smokin Joe
From The42
# The Greatest V Smokin Joe

The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today

Oct 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 3,428 Views 9 Comments

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier had one of the greatest fights in history.

# philippines - Friday 24 July, 2015

Chris Brown: 'Please, please, let us leave, please!'
# Philippines
# Philippines

Chris Brown: 'Please, please, let us leave, please!'

Jul 24th 2015, 1:23 PM 21,884 Views 16 Comments

He used a back flip to argue his case.

# philippines - Friday 10 July, 2015

Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools
# Philippines
# Philippines

Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools

Jul 10th 2015, 9:49 AM 21,509 Views 10 Comments

Seven youths have been arrested.

# philippines - Sunday 31 May, 2015

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations
# Controversial
# Controversial

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

May 31st 2015, 8:00 AM 7,983 Views 28 Comments

There has been some talk that this could lead to the region becoming “less stable”.

# philippines - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines
# Family
# Family

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

May 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 27,663 Views 56 Comments

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.