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World 08 Aug 2016 | 6:41 PM Premium

Dozens of Philippine officials surrender after being linked to drugs trade

MANILA (Reuters) - Dozens of Philippine government and police officials turned themselves in on Monday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte linked them to the drugs trade, stepping up a war on narcotics that has killed hundreds since he took office in June.

World 04 Jul 2016 | 6:01 PM Premium

Thirty killed in four days in Philippine war on drugs

(Reuters) - Thirty "drug dealers" have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday, police said, announcing the seizure of nearly $20 million (£15 million) worth of narcotics but sparking anger from a lawyers' group.

AseanPlus News 02 Jul 2016 | 1:19 PM Premium

Philippine police kill 10 in Duterte’s war on crime

MANILA (AFP) - Philippine police have killed 10 people with suspected links to drugs since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, authorities said Saturday, in a brutal start to his controversial war on crime.

World 29 Jun 2016 | 1:48 PM Premium

As Duterte takes over in Philippines, police killings stir fear

MANILA (Reuters) - Two things catch the eye in the office of Joselito Esquivel, a police colonel enforcing a national crackdown on drugs in the Philippines' most crime-ridden district: a pair of boxing gloves in a display cabinet and an M4 assault rifle lying beside him.

World 20 Jun 2016 | 3:23 PM Premium

Bodies pile up as Filipino police show new boss they're tough on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police killed 11 suspected drug dealers during operations at the weekend, police said on Monday, adding to a surge of drugs-related killings since Rodrigo Duterte swept an election last month on promises to wipe out crime.

Nation 17 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Davao beefs up security after failed terror attack

PETALING JAYA: Davao police are conducting random checks in public places in a bid to tighten security following the death of suspected Jemaah Islamiyah member Mohd Noor Fikrie Abd Kahar.

Nation 16 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malaysian terror suspect killed in Davao

DAVAO: A 26-year-old Malaysian, suspected to be a member of the regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), was shot dead in southern Philippines after he threatened to set off a backpack bomb in a stand-off with local police.