Duterte-inspired crackdown hits Philippine poor first

Jun 17, 2016

Duterte-inspired crackdown hits Philippine poor first

In a crackdown bearing the Philippine president-elect’s name, police have rounded up hundreds of children or their parents to enforce a night curfew for minors, and taken away drunk and shirtless men roaming metropolitan Manila’s slums. The poor, who were among Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest ...

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 ...