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# philippines - Monday 16 May, 2016

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

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

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

# philippines - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised

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

# philippines - Monday 11 April, 2016

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

# philippines - Friday 25 March, 2016

Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony

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

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

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

# philippines - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

From The42 Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage Backing

Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage

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

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

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

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

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

At least eight people have been reported missing.

# philippines - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort

The video shows three men and a woman at gunpoint.

# philippines - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today

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!'

He used a back flip to argue his case.

# philippines - Friday 10 July, 2015

Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools

Seven youths have been arrested.

# philippines - Sunday 31 May, 2015

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

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

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

# philippines - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A shot at McGregor or Aldo could be at stake in today's UFC main event

Frankie Edgar takes on Urijah Faber in Manila this afternoon.

# philippines - Thursday 19 February, 2015

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines

Facilities in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford will be affected.

# philippines - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

This incredibly rare megamouth shark just washed up in the Philippines

He doesn’t look too friendly.

# philippines - Sunday 18 January, 2015

A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today

Six. MILLION.

# philippines - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines

Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.

# philippines - Saturday 3 January, 2015

8-year-old girl sexually assaulted while visiting her father in prison

She was found on a bathroom floor naked from the waist down and with a rope tied around her neck.

# philippines - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Ambassador who treated staff 'like slaves' ordered to pay them €240,000

But will Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah invoke diplomatic immunity?

# philippines - Monday 10 November, 2014

Child and three adults hacked to death in the Philippines

They were all members of the same family.

# philippines - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

T-shirt that called rape "a snuggle with a struggle" pulled from department stores

The t-shirt was sold by Philippines’ biggest mall operator until a social media outrage.

# philippines - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# philippines - Sunday 27 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning

The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.

# philippines - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'When it rains the children freak out because they think it's another typhoon' - actress Evanna Lynch Typhoon Haiyan This post contains images

'When it rains the children freak out because they think it's another typhoon' - actress Evanna Lynch

Irish actress Evanna Lynch travelled to the Philippines with Unicef Ireland to see the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

# philippines - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Zoo offers 'snake massages' from four giant, deadly pythons Ssssspa Day

Zoo offers 'snake massages' from four giant, deadly pythons

No. Just no.

# philippines - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines

The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.

# philippines - Thursday 16 January, 2014

British and Australian residents arrested for using live child sex abuse streams

Fifteen children between the ages of six and 15 years old were rescued during the international operation.

# philippines - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Irish non-profit staff help save Filipino typhoon victims

300 people were taken from a ferry in the Philippines, with the help of Irish aid volunteers.

# philippines - Friday 10 January, 2014

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession Philippines This post contains images

Pictures: Millions of barefoot devotees take part in Manila 'Black Nazarene' procession

Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.

# philippines - Thursday 2 January, 2014

"If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages"

Eight weeks on from Typhoon Haiyan, Irish dive-school owner David Joyce says holidaymakers shouldn’t be deterred from booking a trip to the Philippines

# philippines - Monday 30 December, 2013

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013

Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.

# philippines - Saturday 28 December, 2013

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes Review 2013 This post contains images

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.