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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels board a bus before heading to a weapons decommissioning ceremony at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat town on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on September 7, 2019. Ferdinandh CABRERA - AFP

Rebels hand over guns in Philippines peace deal

Muslim rebels in the mainly Catholic Philippines began handing over their guns to independent foreign monitors Saturday, as part of a treaty aimed at ending a decades-long separatist insurgency that has left about 150,000 people dead.
This handout photograph taken and released on July 20, 2019 by MP Promotions shows Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (C) celebrating with members of his family after defeating US boxer Keith Thurman in their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. Wendell ALINEA / MP Promotions / AFP

Philippines goes wild for ‘force at 40’ Manny Pacquiao

Fans in the Philippines on Sunday roared their approval and rose to their feet imitating the punches of Manny Pacquiao as they declared that their idol was still a boxing force at the age of 40 with his stunning victory over American Keith Thurman.
Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a “hit and run”.

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a “hit and run”.
The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines sends trash back to Canada

The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his son, Paolo, to let him know three days in advance of announcing his bid for the speakership of the House so he can tender his resignation.PHOTO- AFP

Philippine leader threatens to resign if son seeks parliament speaker job

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he would resign if his eldest son bids for the speaker-ship of the House of Representatives, having won a seat in the lower chamber of parliament in elections earlier this month.
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

14 farmers killed in police ‘massacre’

Rights groups on Sunday condemned what they called a “massacre” of 14 farmers by police in the central Philippines as authorities defended the incident as a legitimate operation against suspected communist rebels.
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Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

The Philippines has officially withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of alleged illegal killings in the government's drug war.

Thousands march against Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte on International Women’s Day

Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women’s Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.
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The Philippines may soon be known as Maharlika

The Philippines or Maharlika? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his plan to change the name of the country.
President Buhari participates at the signing of 2nd National Peace Accord in Abuja on 13th Feb 2019-6

Buhari vs Atiku: The inconvenient truth

One foreign newspaper said Nigerians have to choose between a former dictator and an alleged kleptocrat. Another one, The Guardian of London, was not so diplomatic. It said Nigerians have to decide between “a stingy rightwing dictator and an established thief.”
A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator (C), who goes by the name Cresencio Extreme, poses for photos as he attends a church service in the Central district of Hong Kong on February 3, 2019. ISAAC LAWRENCE - AFP

Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church

A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city’s Filipino community.
At least 18 people were killed when two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said Sunday, days after voters backed the creation of a new Muslim autonomous region.

At least 18 dead in twin bomb attack on Philippine church

At least 18 people were killed when two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said Sunday, days after voters backed the creation of a new Muslim autonomous region.
Voters delivered a convincing result of about 1.7 million in favour and some 254,600 against to ratify the new law [Bogie Calupitan-AP Photo]

Philippine voters back Muslim self-rule on Mindanao

Voters have decisively approved an expanded Muslim-led region in the Philippines' south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting has killed thousands and mired the area in poverty.

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated Monday with a vote on giving the nation’s Muslim minority greater control over the region.
At least 22 people have died after heavy rains brought about by a tropical weather system that hit the Philippines on Saturday, causing flash floods and landslides.

Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126

The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said on Sunday, adding that landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.
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Two alleged Rohingya drug dealers found dead in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police on Saturday found the bullet-ridden bodies of two alleged Rohingya drug dealers in a southeastern coastal town notorious for its connection with the Myanmar meth trade.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 120th Philippine navy anniversary celebration in Manila on May 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TED ALJIBE

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew outrage Sunday after saying he “touched” his maid when he was a teenager, with women’s rights groups accusing him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray reacts after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018. Reuters

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.

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