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.
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.
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.
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.
The Philippines wants to acquire two more navy ships from the United States to boost its maritime protection amid threats from China, the country's military chief said Wednesday.
The Philippines will not recognize the fisheries law implemented by China in the waters off Hainan province, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.2 Comments
A jewelry collection owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos was “ill-gotten,” a Philippine court has ruled, potentially paving the way for an auction of millions of dollars worth of seized treasures.
A suspected improvised bomb attack at a university campus in the Philippines, has left 24 people wounded — many critically — including students and teachers, police said Monday.
Millions of barefoot devotees packed the streets of the Philippine capital Manila Thursday for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades, honoring a statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.
Devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan pushed inflation in the Philippines to a two-year high of 4.1 percent in December, the government said Tuesday.