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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): As legal challenges to the Anti-Terrorism Act mounted, President Rodrigo Duterte defended the controversial measure on Wednesday (July 8), saying it was not meant for law-abiding citizens but for communist rebels and terror groups responsible for bombings, mostly in Mindanao.
The Philippines president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders and to muzzle dissent.
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, July 4 (AP): The Philippine president flew to the country’s volatile south on Friday to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers, in violence the army chief called "a rubout.”
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), which is supposed to end at 6pm Saturday (July 4), has been extended until July 19.
MANILA (AFP): Philippine authorities are investigating the deaths of four soldiers shot by police in the country's restive south, with the defence minister vowing Thursday (July 2) to "get to the bottom" of the incident
MANILA, June 30 (Xinhua): Policemen killed four soldiers, including an army major and an army captain, in the southern Philippines on Monday (June 29) during an alleged shootout in Jolo town in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, the military and police said.
MANILA (The Straits Times/ANN): Philippine security officials killed four suspected Islamic State-linked militants on Friday (June 26) in a city just south of Manila.
Philippines records 1,150 new coronavirus cases - biggest single-day increase; soldier killed in clash in southern side
MANILA, June 23 (Reuters): The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,150 additional cases of the novel coronavirus, the country's biggest single-day increase in infections.
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah cross-border criminal was shot dead by the Philippines security forces last week.