The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Representative Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.
Intense fighting between Philippine troops and a little-known Muslim group apparently inspired by the Islamic State group has killed 54 militants and two soldiers, officials said Monday.
Men who violated the 10 p.m. liquor ban, and were seen drinking in public places, are temporarily detained and made to do 40 push-ups at a police headquarters in Manila on Saturday, May 28. A police station in Manila implemented plan "RODY," or Rid the streets Of Drinkers and Youths. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide curfew on children being on the streets late at night and is also considering banning the serving of alcohol after midnight, his spokesman Peter Lavina said earlier this month.
A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the Philippines.
Philippine lawmakers completed the official vote count from May 9 elections on Friday and announced that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency by an overwhelming margin, while Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president.
Philippine police shot dead eight drug suspects this week, authorities said Friday, following repeated calls by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for security forces to kill criminals.
Philippine police shot dead eight drug suspects this week, authorities said Friday, following repeated calls by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for security forces to kill criminals.
Plans by the Philippines' controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman's crimes.
Explosive incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt "sons of whores" who are to be blamed for the nation's fast-growing population.
Workers pour caustic soda, an essential chemical to the production of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, into a drum of acid during the destruction of illegal drugs and laboratory equipment headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Manila on Tuesday, May 24.