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The arrest warrant may not be executed immediately because Imelda Marcos can appeal against the ruling. Romeo Ranoco-Reuters

Court orders arrest of ex-first lady for graft

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband Ferdinand Marcos.

Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave Philippines after battle with Rodrigo Duterte

An Australian nun who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte, said Wednesday she will leave rather than face certain arrest and deportation.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 120th Philippine navy anniversary celebration in Manila on May 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TED ALJIBE

Philippine judge rejects Rodrigo Duterte push for critic’s arrest

A Philippine judge rejected on Monday an effort by President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest one of his fiercest critics, a decision hailed by opponents as a check on the leader and a victory for the rule of law.
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Dollar rally moves to Asia after US data but stocks tumble

The dollar continued to brush aside other currencies Thursday after further proof of the booming US economy sent Treasury yields surging, but Asian equities sank with more Federal Reserve rate hikes looking certain.
Antonio Trillanes IV talks to the media outside his office in the Senate on Tuesday after a regional trial court order for his arrest. Photograph- Bullit Marquez-AP

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte critic arrested in Manila

A Philippine opposition senator who is a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte has been detained in a move which has been condemned as persecution of the government's opponents.
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Police arrest 34 moviegoers for not standing up for national anthem

Philippines police have arrested 34 Filipino moviegoers for sitting out when the Philippine national anthem was played in a cinema, an official report on Friday said.
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte looks on as he signs the guest book next to his daughter (L) on September 3, 2018 during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem commemorating the six million Jews killed by the German Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON

Philippines’ President Duterte orders arrest of critical lawmaker

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a lawmaker fiercely critical of his deadly drug war, the second presidential critic from the Senate to be threatened with detention.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte salutes during a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the National Heroes' Day at the Heroes Cemetery in Manila on August 27, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TED ALJIBE

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives Sunday for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and backing.
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Turkey’s Lira crisis spills into Asian markets

Asian and European markets tumbled and the Turkish lira dived almost eight percent Monday on fears that the economic crisis gripping Turkey could spill over into the global economy.
The state-owned tv network apologized for its wrong use of photos in support of the President's statement on rescuing abducted Filipinos in Libya. (FILE PHOTO)

Philippines tests first ever missile system

The Philippine Navy on Thursday successfully tested its first ever missile system, acquired from an Israeli weapons manufacturer, Officials said.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) poses for photos along with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Murad Ebrahim (L), Senate President Vicente Sotto (3rd L), former president and now speaker of the house Gloria Arroyo (3rd R), Moro Islamic Liberation Front members Ghadzali Jaafar (2nd R) and Mohagher Iqbal (R) during the presentation ceremony of the signed document on the Organic Law for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at Malacanang palace in Manila on August 6, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a law on August 6 granting greater autonomy to the Philippines' Muslim south, as he expressed hope the measure will at last end decades of bloody separatist conflict. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte urges peace in unveiling Muslim autonomy law

President Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a law on Monday granting greater autonomy to the Philippines' Muslim south, as he expressed hope the measure will at last end decades of bloody separatist conflict.
Argentina's Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines' Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Philippines erupts in joy after Manny Pacquiao win

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout.
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Bike-riding gunmen kill Philippines mayor

Motorcycle-borne gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a mayor in a town north of the Philippine capital, the second such killing of an official in two days, police said.
Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili (Tanauan City's Hope-Facebook)

Philippine Mayor Antonio Halili assassinated during ceremony

A Philippine mayor who paraded suspected drug dealers through the streets of his city, but also alleged to have drug ties himself, was shot dead while attending a weekly flag-raising ceremony.

Philippine police arrest nearly 500 people involved in online fraud

Philippine police arrested on Thursday almost 500 people, including some foreigners, allegedly involved in an online multi-million investment fraud that had victimised people overseas, including in Australia, Russia and South Africa.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte tells UN expert to ‘go to hell’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday told a United Nations rights expert to "go to hell" over criticism of the Philippine leader for threatening the country's top judge.

Euro suffers fresh losses in Asia as Italy faces political crisis

The euro extended losses in Asian trade Tuesday as political uncertainty in Italy stoked fresh fears about the eurozone.

Philippines concerned about Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines on Monday expressed “serious concerns’’ over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea.

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