Court issues warrant for Duterte's leading critic, for drugs

Feb 24, 2017

Court issues warrant for Duterte's leading critic, for drugs

A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges Thursday for an opposition senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly anti-drug crackdown. The Regional Trial Court in Muntinlupa ...

Manila police detonate IED near U.S. Embassy

Nov 29, 2016

Manila police detonate IED near U.S. Embassy

Philippine police safely detonated an improvised bomb Monday morning near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, with a section of the road where it was found closed off. According to the Manila Police District Information Office, the explosive was found in a rubbish bin at ...

Sep 26, 2016

Smoke alert aboard Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda

Smoke from an air vent forced a Philippine Airlines flight to Japan to turn back 20 minutes after takeoff on Monday, aviation officials said. “Apparently there was information that the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. So as part of safety measures, the pilot ...

Aug 20, 2016

Philippine government agrees new truce with Maoist-led rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to a new cease-fire with Maoist-led guerrillas, who declared a truce several hours before, ahead of fresh peace talks in Norway next week, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The cease-fire will come into effect from Sunday ...

Aug 13, 2016

Philippines, Muslim rebels relaunch peace talks

The Philippines on Saturday restarted peace talks with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the first under President Rodrigo Duterte aimed at ending decades of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Negotiators for the two sides said the weekend talks in ...

Jul 30, 2016

Philippine president calls off truce after communist rebel attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, ...