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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 10,693 Views 45 Comments

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

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 14,759 Views 9 Comments

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

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

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

Jan 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,819 Views 7 Comments

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

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 7,866 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.

'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 20,425 Views 64 Comments

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

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 6,670 Views 22 Comments

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

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 8,561 Views 22 Comments

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

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 18,572 Views 26 Comments

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

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 17,644 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 13,543 Views 57 Comments

Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark.

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 11,511 Views 44 Comments

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

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 42,448 Views 39 Comments

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

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 41,374 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.

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 29,771 Views 65 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

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 25,307 Views 80 Comments

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

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 18,640 Views 42 Comments

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

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 10,103 Views 22 Comments

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

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 17,012 Views 49 Comments

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

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 17,969 Views 26 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial comments on live television.

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 10,978 Views 58 Comments

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

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines
# Extremism
# Extremism

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines

Jun 14th 2016, 10:46 AM 26,345 Views 108 Comments

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

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 11,034 Views 4 Comments

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

"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 124,321 Views 69 Comments

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

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 17,451 Views 55 Comments

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

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 16,796 Views 38 Comments

He says citizens must learn to fear the law.

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 16,144 Views 26 Comments

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

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 21,053 Views 30 Comments

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

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 8,516 Views 5 Comments

Such PALS.

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 35,413 Views 86 Comments

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

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 24,249 Views 6 Comments

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

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 24,687 Views 19 Comments

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

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 5,661 Views 7 Comments

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

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 19,593 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.

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 24,552 Views 205 Comments

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

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 12,505 Views 8 Comments

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

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 19,007 Views 20 Comments

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

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 9,812 Views 4 Comments

At least eight people have been reported missing.

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 21,647 Views 68 Comments

The video shows three men and a woman at gunpoint.

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 3,440 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 24th 2015, 1:23 PM 21,896 Views 16 Comments

He used a back flip to argue his case.