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# philippines - Friday 26 August, 2016

Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

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

Aug 26th 2016, 4:37 PM 18,525 Views 42 Comments

“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'
# Drug Dealers
# Drug Dealers

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

Aug 24th 2016, 9:56 AM 10,080 Views 22 Comments

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
# Human Rights Concerns
# Human Rights Concerns

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

Aug 22nd 2016, 3:54 PM 16,948 Views 49 Comments

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
# Rodrigo Duterte

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

Aug 10th 2016, 8:46 AM 17,948 Views 26 Comments

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
# Potential Flashpoint
# Potential Flashpoint

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

Jul 12th 2016, 10:56 AM 10,954 Views 58 Comments

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
# Extremism
# Extremism

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines

Jun 14th 2016, 10:46 AM 26,294 Views 108 Comments

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
# Whoops
# Whoops

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

Jun 13th 2016, 4:20 PM 10,975 Views 4 Comments

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
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

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

Jun 5th 2016, 12:32 PM 124,278 Views 69 Comments

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"
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

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

Jun 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 17,393 Views 55 Comments

“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
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill

May 16th 2016, 8:52 AM 16,776 Views 38 Comments

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
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president

May 9th 2016, 3:00 PM 16,105 Views 26 Comments

Duterte himself says he has killed “around three” people.

# philippines - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised
# Australian Missionary
# Australian Missionary

Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised

Apr 17th 2016, 2:19 PM 21,043 Views 30 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is the frontrunner to take over as president of the Philippines.

# philippines - Monday 11 April, 2016

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate
# BFFs 4EVA
From The Daily Edge
# BFFs 4EVA

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate

Apr 11th 2016, 10:29 AM 8,470 Views 5 Comments

Such PALS.

# philippines - Friday 25 March, 2016

Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony
# Dedication
# Dedication

Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony

Mar 25th 2016, 2:26 PM 35,159 Views 86 Comments

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
# Philippines
# Philippines

Notorious kidnapper of Wexford priest Michael Sinnott shot dead by security forces

Mar 13th 2016, 7:28 AM 24,217 Views 6 Comments

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
# Mystery
# Mystery

Man whose mummified body was found on drifting yacht died of heart attack

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:31 AM 24,644 Views 19 Comments

The man’s body was found on a yacht adrift off the southern Philippines.

# philippines - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage

Feb 17th 2016, 10:05 AM 5,636 Views 7 Comments

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
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Stray bullets and firecrackers leave hundreds injured after Philippine New Year celebration

Jan 1st 2016, 1:13 PM 19,536 Views 6 Comments

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
# Philippines
# Philippines

US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender

Dec 1st 2015, 9:09 AM 24,525 Views 205 Comments

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
# Hot N Cold
# Hot N Cold

One police force is using Katy Perry tracks to disperse protests

Nov 21st 2015, 11:15 AM 12,485 Views 8 Comments

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
# Philippines
# Philippines

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder

Oct 21st 2015, 11:37 PM 18,979 Views 20 Comments

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
# Philippines
# Philippines

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee

Oct 18th 2015, 1:54 PM 9,794 Views 4 Comments

At least eight people have been reported missing.

# philippines - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort
# Demands
# Demands

Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort

Oct 14th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,571 Views 67 Comments

The video shows three men and a woman at gunpoint.

# philippines - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today
# The Greatest V Smokin Joe
From The42
# The Greatest V Smokin Joe

The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today

Oct 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 3,397 Views 9 Comments

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!'
# Philippines
# Philippines

Chris Brown: 'Please, please, let us leave, please!'

Jul 24th 2015, 1:23 PM 21,872 Views 16 Comments

He used a back flip to argue his case.

# philippines - Friday 10 July, 2015

Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools
# Philippines
# Philippines

Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools

Jul 10th 2015, 9:49 AM 21,506 Views 10 Comments

Seven youths have been arrested.

# philippines - Sunday 31 May, 2015

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations
# Controversial
# Controversial

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

May 31st 2015, 8:00 AM 7,969 Views 28 Comments

There has been some talk that this could lead to the region becoming “less stable”.

# philippines - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines
# Family
# Family

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

May 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 27,628 Views 56 Comments

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

# philippines - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A shot at McGregor or Aldo could be at stake in today's UFC main event
# Eyes On The Prize
From The42
# Eyes On The Prize

A shot at McGregor or Aldo could be at stake in today's UFC main event

May 16th 2015, 1:30 PM 6,470 Views 7 Comments

Frankie Edgar takes on Urijah Faber in Manila this afternoon.

# philippines - Thursday 19 February, 2015

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines
# Bad News
# Bad News

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines

Feb 19th 2015, 8:18 PM 23,094 Views 83 Comments

Facilities in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford will be affected.

# philippines - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

This incredibly rare megamouth shark just washed up in the Philippines
# Cryptid
# Cryptid

This incredibly rare megamouth shark just washed up in the Philippines

Jan 28th 2015, 9:33 PM 34,278 Views 10 Comments

He doesn’t look too friendly.

# philippines - Sunday 18 January, 2015

A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today
# Philippines
# Philippines

A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today

Jan 18th 2015, 6:09 PM 9,202 Views 50 Comments

Six. MILLION.

# philippines - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines
# Mass
# Mass

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines

Jan 17th 2015, 6:41 PM 11,361 Views 27 Comments

Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.

# philippines - Saturday 3 January, 2015

8-year-old girl sexually assaulted while visiting her father in prison
# New Year's Day
# New Year's Day

8-year-old girl sexually assaulted while visiting her father in prison

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 51,007 Views 25 Comments

She was found on a bathroom floor naked from the waist down and with a rope tied around her neck.

# philippines - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Ambassador who treated staff 'like slaves' ordered to pay them €240,000
# Appalling
# Appalling

Ambassador who treated staff 'like slaves' ordered to pay them €240,000

Nov 25th 2014, 7:08 PM 40,780 Views 115 Comments

But will Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah invoke diplomatic immunity?

# philippines - Monday 10 November, 2014

Child and three adults hacked to death in the Philippines
# Murder
# Murder

Child and three adults hacked to death in the Philippines

Nov 10th 2014, 7:04 PM 16,048 Views 11 Comments

They were all members of the same family.

# philippines - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

T-shirt that called rape "a snuggle with a struggle" pulled from department stores
# A Load Of Shirt
# A Load Of Shirt

T-shirt that called rape "a snuggle with a struggle" pulled from department stores

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:26 AM 22,307 Views 43 Comments

The t-shirt was sold by Philippines’ biggest mall operator until a social media outrage.

# philippines - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:53 AM 6,965 Views 30 Comments

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# philippines - Sunday 27 July, 2014

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning
# Tipping The Scales
# Tipping The Scales

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning

Jul 27th 2014, 8:42 AM 13,276 Views 19 Comments

The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.