Articles Tagged 'Philippines'

Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, sentenced to prison

by AP
November 9, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court found former first lady Imelda Marcos guilty of graft and ordered her arrest Friday in a rare conviction among… READ MORE

Trump’s Asia trip: Stops in Japan, China and beyond

by Zoe Szathmary
November 7, 2017
President Trump was in Japan on Monday as part of a trip that will later take him to South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.… READ MORE

Duterte Tells Philippines Police To Kill His Son If…

by Tom Embury-Dennis
September 22, 2017
Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to kill his eldest son if drug trafficking allegations against him are proven true. The Philippine President added he would… READ MORE

Philippines’ Duterte says didn’t seek U.S. support in city siege


President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he did not seek support from Washington to end the siege of a southern Philippines town by Islamist militants,… READ MORE

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36 people


A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital Manila on Friday, firing shots, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people,… READ MORE

Philippine crisis deepens as air strike on rebels kills 11 soldiers


An air strike on Islamist rebel holed up in a southern Philippine city has killed 11 government troops, the armed forces said on Thursday, in… READ MORE

Isis-linked militants behead police chief and take priest and churchgoers hostage in Philippines city


A Catholic priest and churchgoers have been taken hostage by Isis-linked militants attempting to seize control of a city in the Philippines, while the local… READ MORE

Duterte targets Philippine children in bid to widen drug war

Before Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs had even begun, allies of the Philippines president were quietly preparing for a wider offensive. On June 30, as Duterte was sworn in, they introduced a bill into the Philippine Congress that could allow children as young as nine to be targeted in a crackdown that has since claimed more than 7,600 lives.… READ MORE

Sixteen Hurt in Christmas Eve Blast at Catholic Church in Philippines

by Reuters | Fortune
December 25, 2016
Sixteen people were wounded in a grenade explosion outside a Catholic church during a Christmas eve mass in the Philippines’ restive southern island of Mindanao,… READ MORE

Philippine President Duterte announces ‘separation’ from United States

by Reuters
October 20, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he was announcing his “separation” from the United States. Duterte made the comment at a business forum in… READ MORE

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