4.23 am quake panics locals and damages buildings; tsunami alert issued but lifted less than 2 hours later
The government's human rights commission discovered a dozen men and women packed into the tiny cell behind a wooden cabinet during an unannounced visit to a police station in a Manila slum neighbourhood on Thursday.
Human Rights Watch said the incident was another sign of widespread rights abuse under Duterte's war on drugs, which has seen thousands of drug suspects killed either by policemen or mysterious vigilantes.
We believe it is best that such rebels are neutralized without firing a single bullet, says military leader
Duterte has relentlessly railed against the mostly Western critics of his drug war, angrily demanding they respect him while in turn using abusive terms to describe them.
ISIL-linked rebels killed in Central Mindanao clashes between Friday and Monday, military says
Philippine officials said they were investigating the reported attack on the Princess Johann boat, which the crew said occurred near a Chinese-occupied section of the Spratly archipelago on March 27.
20 other passengers injured in incident in Capintalan village in northern parts of country
Over a dozen people sustained injuries in explosions
Commander of Joint Task Force Sulu confirms Daesh-linked group executed boat captain Noel Besconde, kidnapped last December
Radulan Sahiron wanted by US Department of Justice for bounty of $1 million
Five bodies have been recovered at the scene of the fighting, Philippine military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said on ABS-CBN television in Manila.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he had ordered the armed forces to "occupy all" remote reefs claimed by Manila, in a move that could provoke rival claimants including Beijing.
Military says its forces clashed with Abu Sayyaf rebels while searching for hostages
The National Democratic Front is made up of several groups, the most prominent of which is the Communist Party of the Philippines, whose guerrilla unit is the 4,000-strong New People's Army (NPA).
President accused of exhibiting ‘mindset of petty tyrant’ after speech in which he cursed at ‘oligarchs’ who own agencies
Army says militants were pressured to free kidnapped engineer after non-stop four-day military operation
Rescue comes just days after that of 2 other colleagues in militant stronghold of southern Sulu island province
Communist Party of the Philippines says it will declare unilateral cease-fire no later than March 31
Authorities believe ISIL-linked militant group involved in kidnapping of Filipino captain, chief engineer