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World 04 Oct 2016 | 2:54 PM Premium

Duterte's enforcer says "we are at war", has no regrets about killings

LA UNION, Philippines (Reuters) - When Philippines police chief Ronald Dela Rosa gave a rousing speech to his men at a regional headquarters in Luzon, they rewarded him with a gift: a replica of the sword used by actor Mel Gibson in the movie Braveheart.

AseanPlus News 02 Jun 2017 | 3:07 AM Premium

At least 36 bodies found at Manila casino resort after attack

MANILA: Thirty-six bodies were found inside a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday after a masked man burst in with an automatic rifle and set fire to the building, triggering fears of a terrorist attack, police said.

World 17 May 2019 | 3:01 PM Premium

'Bring it on' - Philippines' drug war commander invites probes into killings

MANILA (Reuters) - The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate could insulate him from legal action.

World 21 Dec 2017 | 2:26 AM Premium

Philippine police chief defends deadly drug war of the 'Davao Boys'

MANILA (Reuters) - The police chief of the Philippines on Wednesday stood by the head of a secretive unit behind dozens of killings in the country's war on drugs, saying officers fired only in self-defence and the death toll reflected the danger and the scale of the narcotics problem.

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2017 | 6:22 AM Premium

Philippine police chief warns on-run cop he will die unless he surrenders

MANILA: The Philippine police chief on Thursday warned an "idiot" policeman accused of kidnapping a South Korean businessman that he would die unless he surrendered.

AseanPlus News 26 Aug 2016 | 10:51 AM Premium

Kill drug lords, Philippines’ top cop tells addicts

MANILA: The Philippines’ police chief has called on drug users to kill traffickers and burn their homes, escalating President Rodrigo Duterte’s deeply controversial crime war that has claimed 2,000 lives.

World 23 Aug 2016 | 3:57 PM Premium

Philippines police say not all 1,067 unexplained killings are drug-related

MANILA (Reuters) - More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven weeks ago, the country's national police chief said on Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 01 Jun 2017 | 11:45 PM Premium

Gunman dead after Philippines casino shooting

MANILA: A man who fired an automatic rifle inside a casino in the Philippine capital and triggered fears of a terrorist attack killed himself on Friday, police said, adding he was likely just a deranged robber.

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.