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Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126

06 Jan 2019

Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126

The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said today, adding landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.

Australian nun to leave Philippines after fight with President Duterte

01 Nov 2018

Australian nun to leave Philippines after fight with President Duterte

An Australian nun, who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered the country's President Rodrigo Duterte, said yesterday that she will leave rather than face arrest and deportation.

Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'

22 Sep 2017

Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'

Filipinos seem to be growing increasingly unhappy with President Rodrigo Duterte's tough handed approach towards law and order.

Hostages in Philippines forced to fight against Government by militants

29 Jun 2017

Hostages in Philippines forced to fight against Government by militants

Residents of Philippines are facing atrocities as Islamist militant group Maute occupying the Southern Philippines have taken the civilians as hostage and are forcing them to either loot, become sex slaves or fight against the government.

Philippines- Islamist terrorists storm school, hold students hostage

21 Jun 2017

Philippines- Islamist terrorists storm school, hold students hostage

Islamist terrorists stormed a school in Philippines and are holding several students hostage.

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN

21 Aug 2016

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN

Facing mounting criticism over the bloody war on drugs and crime that has engulfed the Philippines, embattled President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to pull Philippines out of the UN.

Around 700 killed in Philippines drug crackdown

04 Aug 2016

Around 700 killed in Philippines drug crackdown

Close to 700 suspects have been killed during Philippines crackdown on drugs, since Duterte's ascension to Presidency.