Jan 4, 2017

Suspected rebels storm Philippine jail, 158 inmates escape

Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing government forces traded fire with gunmen, officials said. Acting Provincial Jail Warden Supt. Peter John Bongngat ...

James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

Dec 21, 2016

James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor said Wednesday he has canceled a February 2017 concert in the Philippines in protest of the alleged extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war. “I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one ...

Duterte's painkiller use draws concern in Philippines

Dec 21, 2016

Duterte's painkiller use draws concern in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that he used a powerful painkiller has prompted concern about his health, with lawmakers urging him to undergo a medical examination and disclose the results. Duterte on Dec. 12 revealed that he used to take fentanyl, often prescribed for ...