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Manuel Mogato

Brass band and banners: candidates register for Philippines mid-term polls

Oct 11 2018

MANILA Noisy, banner-waving supporters cheered on candidates in the Philippines on Thursday as they registered for mid-term elections next year seen as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

Philippines' Duterte says tests show he doesn't have cancer

Oct 09 2018

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that a biopsy shows he does not have cancer, after calls from the public for information after the 73-year-old missed two official events last week.

Philippines' Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over deadly drug war

Aug 28 2018

MANILA Activists and families of eight victims of the Philippines' "war on drugs" filed a complaint on Tuesday with the International Criminal Court (ICC), a second petition accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity.

As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

Aug 20 2018

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. | Video

Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

Aug 02 2018

SINGAPORE/MANILA Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region.

Southeast Asia seeks Russia cybersecurity pact, South China Sea code of conduct

Aug 02 2018

SINGAPORE/MANILA Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a cybersecurity agreement soon with Russia, which the United States has accused of election meddling, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region, according to a draft document seen on Thursday.

Islamic State claims southern Philippine blast that killed 11

Jul 31 2018

MANILA A bomb exploded in a van in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing 11 people at a military checkpoint in what militant group Islamic State called a suicide attack for which it claimed responsibility.

Philippine leader approves autonomy law for troubled Muslim region

Jul 26 2018

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a long-awaited law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving toward self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict.

Duterte ally and ex-Philippine president Arroyo gets house speaker job

Jul 23 2018

MANILA Former Philippine leader Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was elected speaker of the lower house of Congress on Monday, following a dramatic move by lawmakers to replace a loyalist of President Rodrigo Duterte with one of his most influential allies.

Exclusive: Philippines could breach U.S. sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds

Jul 18 2018

MANILA The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington.

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