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Tag Archives: Philippines

15 rebels killed in Philippine clash

MANILA, Nov 29, (Agencies): Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after …

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Duterte declares Marawi liberated

MANILA, Oct 17, (Agencies): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said …

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Philippines, Australia hold drill – ‘Battle for Marawi to end soon’

SUBIC BAY, Philippines, Oct 15, (Agencies): Filipino and Australian naval forces darted across the sea and landed on a Philippine wharf in a disaster-response drill …

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‘Drug war kills poor only’ – Chief won’t stop cops seeking church ‘help’

MANILA, Oct 3, (RTRS): The Philippines’ top police commander on Tuesday said he would not prevent officers involved in the country’s bloody war on drugs …

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Philippines Army captures ‘pro-IS’ base in besieged city – Priest rescued

MARAWI, Philippines, Sept 17, (Agencies): The Philippine military said Sunday it had captured the command centre of Islamic State (IS) group supporters who have besieged …

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Drug war, Islamists risks – ‘Martial law very remote’

MANILA, Philippines, Sept 16, (Agencies): The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under …

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Troops, rebels team up against ‘pro-IS’ group – ‘Win-win situation’

DATU SALIBO, Philippines, Sept 6, (Agencies): The Philippine military said it has teamed up with old foes behind a long-running Muslim insurgency as it looks …

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Philippine lawyers to file murder complaint against police in latest teen killing

A Philippine government agency on Monday said a murder complaint would be filed against policemen who shot dead a teenager accused of robbery, the second …

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‘Battle against IS is in final stages’

MANILA, Aug 30, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday a three-month battle against Islamic State group supporters occupying parts of a southern city was …

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Muslim rebel group sounds IS alarm – MILF seeking to prevent militants from gaining foothold

DATU SALIBO, Philippines, Aug 23, (AFP): The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group said Wednesday it had lost 10 fighters in battles to stop a “growing …

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