HRW attacks Duterte’s bloody year 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has unleashed a "human rights calamity" during his first year in office, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  His so-called...

US supports Marawi assault  

US troops are engaged in the southern Philippine city held by Islamist insurgents, it has been announced. The foreign troops were deployed in non-combat, support...

Manila casinos reel from attack

An arson attack by a gunman on a Manila casino has cast doubt over a fledgling gambling centre that enjoys state backing but has...

Manila stops workers going to Qatar  

The Philippines has blocked the departure of its nationals to Qatar (pictured) after the Persian Gulf state’s neighbours cut ties with Doha. The Philippine central...

US sends arms to Marawi 

Washington has given the Philippines machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to reportedly battle Islamist insurgents in the besieged southern city of Marawi. "This equipment...

Manila axes communist talks 

The Philippines has formally called off peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to end a dispute over a rebel order to...

Manila fighting ‘Isis invasion’

Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military who have taken control of the southern Philippine city of Marawi (pictured), Manila claimed.  Referring...

Duterte hits back on Mindanao

Helicopters and infantry have attacked militants in a besieged city on Mindanao in the southern Philippines after meeting heavy resistance. Tanks rolled into the mainly...

Manila talks down China tensions 

The Philippines and China have played down a warning by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing would go to war if the Philippines drilled...

Duterte gets Trump invite 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited to the White House by his political soulmate Donald Trump, who  an interest in developing a "warm,...

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