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Philippine workers march in protest at short-term contracts

May 01 2018

MANILA Thousands of Philippine workers and activists marched in a May Day rally in Manila on Tuesday in protest against what they said was President Rodrigo Duterte's failure to keep a campaign promise to get rid of short-term employment contracts.

Anger simmers in Philippines over Duterte's drug war

Aug 20 2017

MANILA Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign to stamp out drugs.

Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists

May 26 2017

MARAWI CITY, Philippines The Philippines mobilized attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance.

Thousands flee Philippine city after rebel rampage claimed by Islamic State

May 25 2017

PANTAR, Philippines Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners.

In Manila, police welcome arrival of president Duterte

Jun 17 2016

MANILA For Manila's struggling police, the June 30 inauguration of Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte cannot come soon enough.

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