U.S. President-elect Donald Trump told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way," Duterte said Saturday, in stark contrast to the criticism he received from President Barack Obama.
The Philippines criticized Tuesday as "irresponsible and alarming" a U.N. envoy's warning that life sentences meted out to two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders should serve as a warning to Manila over human rights abuses.
Philippine police defused a bomb found in a rubbish bin near the U.S. Embassy in Manila Monday, authorities said, with officials blaming Islamic militants for what they called an attempted terrorist act.
A multimillion-dollar trove of seized Impressionist art believed to have been owned by the regime of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has sat for five years in a climate-controlled Brooklyn warehouse, the subject of a bitter legal fight.
Philippine troops, backed by bomber aircraft, have assaulted local sympathizers of the Islamic State group, including dozens of militants who took cover Saturday in an unoccupied Islamic school in the south, military officials said.
Critics of the Ferdinand Marcos regime staged a naked protest Friday, while others marched through the streets with a mock coffin to denounce the late dictator's burial at the Philippines' cemetery for heroes.
Communist guerrillas warned that a peace deal with President Rodrigo Duterte's government is unlikely to be reached if he won't end the Philippines' treaty alliance with the United States and resist foreign control by other countries he's trying to befriend, like China and Russia.
A self-confessed drug dealer, whose father was killed in an alleged gun fight in prison, has testified before a Philippine senate investigation that he provided police officials and an opposition senator millions of pesos in protection money.
The chiefs of the Philippine armed forces and the United States Pacific Command said Tuesday the two countries' military ties remain robust, with both sides committed to their alliance and cooperation on maritime security, counterterrorism and humanitarian aid.
Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.