Jun 14, 2016

With flag gaffe, Facebook accidentally says Philippines is at war

In what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for the Philippines’ Independence Day, Facebook has apologized for accidentally declaring the country is in a state of war. The social media giant greeted Filipinos with a “Happy Independence Day” on Sunday with a ...

Canada says hostage Robert Hall likely killed in Philippines

Jun 13, 2016

Canada says hostage Robert Hall likely killed in Philippines

A Canadian citizen being held hostage by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines for nearly nine months has likely been killed by his captors, the Canadian government said Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that officials were working closely with authorities ...

Duterte's spokesman denies endorsement of summary killings

Jun 11, 2016

Duterte's spokesman denies endorsement of summary killings

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte does not endorse extrajudicial killings, his spokesman said Saturday following scathing criticism from the U.N. chief over his plans for thousands of people to die in an unprecedented war on crime. Duterte won last month’s elections by a landslide largely ...