Updated Wednesday, February 5, 2014 0:14 am TWN
Human rights activists in the Philippines expressed outrage Tuesday at a mayor who told a parliamentary inquiry he would happily murder an alleged criminal, warning his threat fuelled the country's infamous culture of impunity.
An anti-graft watchdog said Tuesday the Philippine government was cheated of US$3.85 billion in tax revenues in 2011, part of massive illicit money flows that totaled more than US$400 billion in the past five decades.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to crush militants opposed to an imminent deal aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency, as the death toll from a military assault on them rose to 38.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Philippine police officers played a “wheel of torture” game at a secret detention facility near Manila as a way to extract information from criminal suspects and also to have fun, the government's human rights commission said Tuesday.
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Philippine government will grant amnesty to Muslim guerrillas who are facing or have been convicted on rebellion-related charges under a newly signed peace pact, which calls for the 11,000-strong rebel force to be deactivated, an official said Sunday.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia.
Friday, January 17, 2014
An international probe has cracked a pedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children over the Internet, leading to dozens of arrests, police in the Philippines, Britain and Australia said Thursday.
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