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# philippines - Sunday 24 December, 2017

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
# Davao
# Davao

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Dec 24th 2017, 7:43 AM 10,209 Views 1 Comment

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

# philippines - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides
# Tropical Storm
# Tropical Storm

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides

Dec 23rd 2017, 5:30 PM 10,987 Views 4 Comments

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines
# Palawan
# Palawan

53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines

Dec 23rd 2017, 3:08 PM 14,544 Views 18 Comments

When the man’s body was found, he was still being eaten by the crocodile.

# philippines - Friday 17 November, 2017

Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS
# Marawi
# Marawi

Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS

Nov 17th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,033 Views 29 Comments

The battle claimed the lives of 1,100 people.

# philippines - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists
# Philippines
# Philippines

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists

Oct 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 6,041 Views 5 Comments

Troops have been battling extremists in the southern city of Marawi.

# philippines - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Sep 21st 2017, 11:39 AM 14,413 Views 59 Comments

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

# philippines - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

Sep 13th 2017, 1:13 PM 14,611 Views 83 Comments

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# philippines - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
# Philippines President
# Philippines President

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

Jul 2nd 2017, 4:00 PM 14,841 Views 8 Comments

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# philippines - Saturday 10 June, 2017

US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State
# Marawi
# Marawi

US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State

Jun 10th 2017, 1:52 PM 16,470 Views 58 Comments

Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi.

# philippines - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
# Philippines
# Philippines

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city

Jun 7th 2017, 9:14 AM 18,349 Views 26 Comments

“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”

# philippines - Friday 2 June, 2017

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room
# Botched Robbery
# Botched Robbery

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room

Jun 2nd 2017, 7:11 AM 13,252 Views 23 Comments

Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.

# philippines - Thursday 1 June, 2017

ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital
# Philippines
# Philippines

ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital

Jun 1st 2017, 8:39 PM 14,642 Views 33 Comments

No fatalities have been reported so far.

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Jun 1st 2017, 7:13 AM 9,681 Views 12 Comments

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

# philippines - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
# Battle Lines
# Battle Lines

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

May 31st 2017, 2:40 PM 22,778 Views 19 Comments

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

# philippines - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants
# Marawi
# Marawi

Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants

May 30th 2017, 9:02 AM 18,925 Views 20 Comments

Government forces have told the militants to surrender.

# philippines - Monday 29 May, 2017

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children
# Under Siege
# Under Siege

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children

May 29th 2017, 10:06 AM 28,321 Views 42 Comments

There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.

# philippines - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
# Distraction
# Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,276 Views 41 Comments

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

# philippines - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke

May 27th 2017, 3:08 PM 23,704 Views 35 Comments

Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.

# philippines - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police
# Marawi
# Marawi

'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police

May 23rd 2017, 5:40 PM 24,922 Views 25 Comments

Residents have been told to stay indoors.

# philippines - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find
# Bizarre Creature
# Bizarre Creature

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find

Apr 18th 2017, 6:14 PM 50,401 Views 13 Comments

The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.

At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road
# Carranglan
# Carranglan

At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road

Apr 18th 2017, 1:45 PM 7,734 Views 0 Comments

The bus plunged about 24 metres.

# philippines - Friday 14 April, 2017

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
# Devotees
# Devotees

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Apr 14th 2017, 12:35 PM 25,575 Views 66 Comments

Men also have their backs whipped.

# philippines - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island
# Bohol
# Bohol

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Apr 11th 2017, 7:38 AM 23,270 Views 15 Comments

At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight.

# philippines - Friday 3 March, 2017

Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines
# Missionary
# Missionary

Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines

Mar 3rd 2017, 8:42 AM 21,058 Views 23 Comments

The woman was taken to hospital.

# philippines - Thursday 2 March, 2017

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage
# Philippines
# Philippines

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:56 AM 29,022 Views 68 Comments

The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.

# philippines - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report
# Drug War
# Drug War

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report

Feb 1st 2017, 7:26 AM 10,608 Views 45 Comments

The Amnesty report called it a “murderous war on the poor”.

# philippines - Thursday 12 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,710 Views 9 Comments

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

# philippines - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines
# Jolo Island
# Jolo Island

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

Jan 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,807 Views 7 Comments

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

# philippines - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon
# Nock-Ten
# Nock-Ten

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon

Dec 24th 2016, 2:16 PM 7,852 Views 2 Comments

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
# Duterte
# Duterte

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

Dec 14th 2016, 9:22 AM 20,404 Views 64 Comments

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
# Duterte Harry
# Duterte Harry

China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs

Dec 13th 2016, 2:03 PM 6,655 Views 22 Comments

“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"
# Best Mates
# Best Mates

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

Nov 21st 2016, 7:46 AM 8,493 Views 23 Comments

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
# Philippines
# Philippines

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

Nov 5th 2016, 3:22 PM 18,550 Views 26 Comments

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
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Oct 28th 2016, 2:54 PM 17,598 Views 33 Comments

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
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again

Oct 28th 2016, 8:22 AM 13,449 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Hard Man
# Hard Man

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

Oct 6th 2016, 8:42 AM 11,472 Views 44 Comments

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
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:00 AM 42,243 Views 39 Comments

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
# Duterte Harry
# Duterte Harry

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

Sep 15th 2016, 9:06 PM 41,247 Views 44 Comments

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'
# Sorry About That
# Sorry About That

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

Sep 6th 2016, 9:17 AM 29,653 Views 65 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

# philippines - Monday 5 September, 2016

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
# His Favourite Insult
# His Favourite Insult

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

Sep 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 25,099 Views 80 Comments

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