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# philippines - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

# philippines - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

# philippines - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon

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.

# philippines - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people

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

# philippines - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs

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

# philippines - Monday 21 November, 2016

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"

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

# philippines - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

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

# philippines - Friday 28 October, 2016

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

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

Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark.

# philippines - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'

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

# philippines - Monday 3 October, 2016

Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport

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

# philippines - Thursday 15 September, 2016

The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile

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.

# philippines - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# philippines - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

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

# philippines - Friday 26 August, 2016

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

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

# philippines - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

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

# philippines - Monday 22 August, 2016

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

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

# philippines - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"

Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial comments on live television.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Defiant China says it's not backing down in wake of ruling on disputed waters

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

# philippines - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines

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

# philippines - Monday 13 June, 2016

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

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

# philippines - Sunday 5 June, 2016

"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers

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

# philippines - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"

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

# 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.

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