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World 15 Sep 2016 | 11:12 PM

Philippine 'hit-man' says overheard Duterte order killings

MANILA (Reuters) - A self-confessed hitman testified on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte personally issued assassination orders while mayor of a city where activists say hundreds of summary executions took place.

AseanPlus News 12 Sep 2016 | 4:55 AM

Philippine's bloody crime war a 'success'

Manila (AFP) - The bloody crime war that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the Philippines in just two months was dubbed a "success" on Sunday by a spokesman for controversial President Rodrigo Duterte.

AseanPlus News 12 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Philippines bloody drug war 'a success'

MANILA: The bloody crime war that has claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the Philippines in just two months was dubbed a “success” by a spokesman for controversial President Rodrigo Duterte.

Nation 12 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

'Pretty women' being used to lure secondary students

DRUG rings are using pretty women to entice young and unwary secondary school students, reports China Press.

World 05 Sep 2016 | 5:32 PM

As bodies pile up in Philippines, many fear to talk about Duterte’s war

MANILA (Reuters) - The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers.

AseanPlus News 31 Aug 2016 | 4:56 AM

895 drug pushers killed in two months, says Philippine police

MANILA: A total of 895 drug pushers were killed while more than 500,000 drug pushers and addicts surrendered in the first two months of the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs by the Duterte administration.

AseanPlus News 25 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

756 ‘resisting’ arrest killed

MANILA: “If they did not resist, they would still be alive.”

AseanPlus News 23 Aug 2016 | 8:14 AM

Eastwood, Bronson films inspired Duterte

MANILA: Is the Philippine government’s war on drugs life imitating “art?” President Rodrigo Duterte said that movies of Hollywood legends Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson inspired his take on addressing criminality.

World 23 Aug 2016 | 7:06 AM

Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boom

MANILA (Reuters) - Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is getting high marks from the business community for policies that could engineer an economic surge and companies say they are making new investments as a result.

AseanPlus News 19 Aug 2016 | 8:28 AM

Philippines to UN: Duterte not committing crime

MANILA: The Philippine government on Friday criticised as “baseless and reckless” a UN statement that President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs amounted to a crime under international law.