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Angry Filipinos march against burial with military honours of Ferdinand Campos

Across the Philippines, thousands of people have protested against the burial with military honours of former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was laid to rest last week, 27 years after hi

Across the Philippines, thousands of people have protested against the burial with military honours of former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was laid to rest last week, 27 years after hi

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Philippines President Duterte reassures Japan over China visit

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…

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Duterte backpedals on wanting to weaken Philippines' US relationship

Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte says he does not want to sever ties with America, only weaken the foreign policy link that his country has obeyed for 70 years.

Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte says he does not want to sever ties with America, only weaken the foreign policy link that his country has obeyed for 70 years.

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Does killing drug dealers work?

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

President Duterte of the Philippines interprets the term “war on drugs” literally.

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'There are three of us against the world - It's the only way'

The president of the Philippines has announced his country will abandon its longstanding ally the United States and embrace China instead.

The president of the Philippines has announced his country will abandon its longstanding ally the United States and embrace China instead.

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Philippine police van rams into activists outside US embassy

A rally to protest against the presence of US troops in the Philippines turned violent on Wednesday (October 19) as a police van rammed into activists gathered outside the US embassy in…

A rally to protest against the presence of US troops in the Philippines turned violent on Wednesday (October 19) as a police van rammed into activists gathered outside the US embassy in…

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Philippines: Duterte set to ban smoking in public

A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month.

A nationwide ban on smoking in public places is set to be signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month.

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Duterte says foreign critics can keep their aid, Philippines can "do without" America

To mark 100 days in power President Roberto Duterte of the Philippines says he does not care about US and EU threats to cut aid, and that his country does not need the Americans any more.

To mark 100 days in power President Roberto Duterte of the Philippines says he does not care about US and EU threats to cut aid, and that his country does not need the Americans any more.

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Owners have their pets blessed in Manila

Hundreds of pet owners have had their animals blessed at a Manila shopping mall on Saturday, ahead of the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of…

Hundreds of pet owners have had their animals blessed at a Manila shopping mall on Saturday, ahead of the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of…

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False alarm sparks full response in Manila

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was isolated at Manila airport in the Phillipines on Tuesday morning, when a hijack alarm was accidentally pressed by the pilot.

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was isolated at Manila airport in the Phillipines on Tuesday morning, when a hijack alarm was accidentally pressed by the pilot.

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Philippine hitman says he heard Duterte order killings

A self-proclaimed hit-man in the Philippines says he heard the country’s president order extra-judicial killings in the early ’90s.

A self-proclaimed hit-man in the Philippines says he heard the country’s president order extra-judicial killings in the early ’90s.

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First Filipino win at Venice Film Festival

Filipino director Lav Diaz picks up the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for 'The Woman Who Left', while the runner-up Silver Lion is split between Andrei Konchalovsky for Holocaust drama 'Rai'

Filipino director Lav Diaz picks up the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for 'The Woman Who Left', while the runner-up Silver Lion is split between Andrei Konchalovsky for Holocaust drama 'Rai'

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What did Rodrigo Duterte call Barack Obama?

Hardliner Duterte has warned the US president not to question him over a surge in drug-related killings since Duterte took office two months ago.

Hardliner Duterte has warned the US president not to question him over a surge in drug-related killings since Duterte took office two months ago.

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Philippines declares 'state of lawlessness' after deadly blast

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a ‘‘state of lawlessness’‘ in the Philippines after a bomb attack in his home city killed at least 14 people.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a ‘‘state of lawlessness’‘ in the Philippines after a bomb attack in his home city killed at least 14 people.

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Philippines rocked by market blast in Davao

An explosion has ripped through a market in the Philippines killing at least ten people and wounding dozens more.

An explosion has ripped through a market in the Philippines killing at least ten people and wounding dozens more.

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Kerry urges talks between China and Philippines on South China Sea

Wading into the South China Sea dispute, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he backs the resumptions of talks between China and the Philippines over the disputed region, as he met with his Fil

Wading into the South China Sea dispute, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he backs the resumptions of talks between China and the Philippines over the disputed region, as he met with his Fil

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China warns it could set up an air defence zone in South China Sea

A defiant China has now formalised its objections to an international tribunal ruling that says its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea have no legal…

A defiant China has now formalised its objections to an international tribunal ruling that says its claims to territorial rights in the South China Sea have no legal…

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Beijing begins military exercise in South China Sea

Tension is mounting ahead of a hotly-anticipated international ruling due on competing claims by China and the Philippines in the region.

Tension is mounting ahead of a hotly-anticipated international ruling due on competing claims by China and the Philippines in the region.

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Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as president

The Philippines has a new president after Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in during a ceremony in Manila following his resounding election victory in May.

The Philippines has a new president after Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in during a ceremony in Manila following his resounding election victory in May.