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Philippines marshals troops in deadly anti-drug crackdown

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:01:23 GMT2017-02-28T09:01:23Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' main antinarcotics agency has signed an agreement with the military to harness troops in President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown against illegal drugs....

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:47:08 GMT2017-02-27T15:47:08Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend....

Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:55:01 GMT2017-02-27T12:55:01Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to nullify an arrest warrant for her on drug charges and release her from jail....

Protesters mark Philippine revolt by condemning killings

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:59:46 GMT2017-02-26T03:59:46Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Thousands of pro-democracy activists marked the anniversary of the 1986 revolt that ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a warning against what they say are the incumbent president's dictatorial tendencies....

Philippine president's war of words with arrested critic

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:13:36 GMT2017-02-24T13:13:36Z

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's long-running acrimony with his leading critic, opposition Sen. Leila de Lima, has set off sharp verbal exchanges as they have argued over his anti-drug crackdown, which has led to more than 7,000 deaths since last June....

14 on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accident

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:21:05 GMT2017-02-20T11:21:05Z

TANAY, Philippines (AP) -- Fourteen people, mostly college students on a camping trip, were killed Monday when the brakes on their chartered bus apparently failed on a steep downhill road and it smashed into an electric post and a tree, Philippine officials said....

Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:54:21 GMT2017-02-20T09:54:21Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine coast guard says gunmen attacked a Vietnamese ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others....

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:34:00 GMT2017-02-20T04:34:00Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A retired Philippine police officer says President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a city mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect and his entire family and a critical radio commentator....

Philippine Catholics rally vs. drug killings, death penalty

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:12:49 GMT2017-02-18T07:12:49Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Thousands of Catholics have joined a march with church leaders in Manila in one of the largest shows of opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown against illegal drugs and attempts to revive the death penalty....

5 killed as Philippine troops clash with communist rebels

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:04:10 GMT2017-02-17T06:04:10Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Two soldiers and three communist rebels were killed while 15 other troops were wounded in a land mine attack and clashes in the southern Philippine city of Davao, President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown, a military official said Friday....