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Philippines special forces are on the hunt for ISIS militants.

Last month, ISIS-linked militants attempted to establish Southeast Asia's first Islamic State caliphate on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. What followed was a bid from the Philippines armed forces to crush the militants and re-establish order. Hundreds of well-equipped militants showed up to join the battle, ...

- VICE News - US

Duterte tells troops: Follow orders, don't hesitate to kill because of civilians.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines told his troops to keep on engaging the enemies of the state even though civilians are still trapped in the war zone.

- GMA News - PH

Luzon cops sent to Mindanao to augment government troops.

Policemen from Central Luzon and Calabarzon regions have been sent to Mindanao to augment government troops in its peacekeeping efforts as martial law on the island entered its second month. The post Luzon cops sent to Mindanao to augment government troops appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

PCSO made P5B from STL.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has earned P5 billion from Small Town Lottery in the first five months of the year, officials said on Wednesday. The post PCSO made P5B from STL appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

This Filipino Dish Is So Good It Might Make You Sing.

Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.

- NPR - US

Animatronic Trump Will Speak at Disney World, Sanders Calls FBI Probe 'Pathetic,' Palin Suing New York Times: P.M. Links.

Disney says the animatronic Donald Trump in the "Hall of Presidents" exhibit at Disney World will have a speaking role, disputing a report from Vice News. Bernie Sanders called the FBI probe into alleged fraud by his wife "pathetic" and suggested it was politically motivated. Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for ...

- Reason.com - US

More civilians found dead in Philippines as fighting drags on in Marawi.

The mutilated bodies of more than a dozen civilians were found on a street in the Philippines on Wednesday -- killed, officials say, by terrorist militants.

- UPI - US

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured troops on Wednesday that he would protect them from any legal action if they...

- Deseret News - US

ISIL-affiliated group forcing residents in southern Philippines to join its ranks.

Hostages inside the city were forced to convert to Islam, carry wounded fighters and marry terrorists, the Philippine army claimed

- National Post - CA

China seeks to expand security role in PHL.

China is seeking a wider defense and security role as it helps the Philippines fight terrorists allied with the Islamic State who have staged attacks in the country.

- GMA News - PH

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured troops on Wednesday that he would protect them from any legal action if they accidentally kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.

- The Daily Star - LB

Philippines: Sing national anthem with energy — or face jail

Violators to be penalised by 'public censure' in a newspaper, under proposed Philippines law

- GulfNews - AE

Philippines to imprison anyone who doesn't sing national anthem 'with fervour'

If senate approves bill, offenders will have to pay up to £1,560 and/or spend one year in jail.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Philippine president tells troops not to fear civilian deaths

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has assured troops that he will protect them from any legal action if they accidentally kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

PHL willing to submit Huang's P1.4-B rehab center donation to anti-graft  probe

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubila on Wednesday said the Philippines would cooperate if China decided to investigate the P1.4-billion drug rehabilitation center donated by Chinese businessman Huang Rulun to the government. Ubial made the remark after the Financial Times reported that an anti-corruption watchdog in Beijing ...

- GMA News - PH

No approval of Palawan theme park, says DOT

The Department of Tourism on Wednesday denied that it has approved the construction of a Nickelodeon theme park in Palawan, assuring environmental groups of the 'protection and enhancement of the environment.'

- GMA News - PH

China donates arms to Philippines for raging Islamist fight

China on Wednesday donated thousands of guns to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to help Manila in its battle against Islamist gunmen who are holed up in a southern city.

- Zee News - IN

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town

Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Duterte to cut down on public engagements until Marawi siege is over

President Rodrigo Duterte will have fewer public appearances until the Marawi siege is over. Speaking at the 140th anniversary of the Philippine-Chinese Charitable Association at the Manila Hotel, Duterte explained he would visit more military camps to boost the morale of soldiers. You know you'd see me less — less of me ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Singh National Anthem with fervor or face prison time: Philippines Bill

, June 28 : Philippines House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring Filipinos to sing the country's national anthem, Lupang Hinirang, "with fervor" whenever it is played publicly.If the bill, which will be considered by the Senate, is approved and signed into law, a failure to sing the anthem with sufficient ...

- Sify - IN

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured troops on Wednesday that he would protect them from any legal action if they accidently kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.

- BangkokPost - TH

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths

Philippine troops have retrieved 17 bodies believed to be of villagers killed by Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group who seized parts of southern Marawi city last month.

- FOX News - US

Philippines says beheaded civilians are being found in Islamist rebel-held towns

Reuters/Jorge SilvaMARAWI CITY, Philippines - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies ...

- Business Insider - US

Philippines says beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town

MARAWI CITY, Philippines - Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.

- Reuters - US

Decapitated bodies of suspected Christians found in Marawi

At least 5 beheaded bodies at various stages of decomposition found in Philippines' besieged city.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

17 bodies found in Philippine city under rebel attack

At least 299 militants and 71 soldiers and police have also died in the fighting that began when militant laid siege to Marawi on May 23.

- Zee News - IN

Member of pro-IS Ansar al Khilafah arrested in General Santos City

DAVAO CITY - Central Mindanao police arrested a suspected member of the pro-Islamic State Ansar al Khilafah Philippines during an operation in General Santos City on Tuesday. Senior Supt.  Maximo Layugan, the General Santos police chief, said Abdulazis Mangambit alias Ram-ram Tungan was among those included in the Arrest ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Fil-Chinese group donates underwear for soldiers fighting in Marawi

A Filipino-Chinese group on Wednesday donated at least 6,000 pieces of underwear for soldiers fighting the Maute group in Marawi City. The post Fil-Chinese group donates underwear for soldiers fighting in Marawi appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Jihadists Are Seeking Beachheads in Asia, U.S. Admiral Warns

Islamic State-aligned militants' onslaught in the southern Philippines should be a wake-up call to Asia that jihadists returning from the Middle East are seeking to open new fronts in the region, the commander of U.S. Pacific forces said.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Philippine Military Says 17 Mutilated Civilian Bodies Found in Marawi

The grisly discovery comes as troops struggle to retake the city from Islamist militants, whose numbers are believed to have dwindled to between 150 and 200 fighters.

- International NY Times - US

Bodies of beheaded civilians found by Philippine troops in rebel-held Marawi

The decapitated bodies of five civilians have been found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels, the military said on Wednesday, warning the number of residents killed by rebel “atrocities” could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of the five victims among 17 other bodies ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Philippine Muslims fear Marawi fighting may deepen communal discord

MARAWI CITY, Philippines/MANILA - When a small army of militants allied to Islamic State took over parts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines last month, many of the country's Muslims were alarmed.

- Reuters - US

The death toll in an Islamist-held Philippines town could rise 'significantly'

REUTERS/Romeo RanocoMANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines - The Philippine military said on Wednesday it was likely that large numbers of civilians had been killed during the five-week occupation of a southern town by Islamist rebels, due to "atrocities" by the militants allied with Islamic State. A toll of 27 Marawi residents ...

- Business Insider - US

'Pacquiao wants Mayweather rematch'

Coach Roach says Filipino sees Saturday's bout as springboard The post 'Pacquiao wants Mayweather rematch' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

17 bodies found in Philippine city under rebel attack

Philippine troops have retrieved 17 bodies believed to be of villagers killed by Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group who seized parts of southern Marawi city last month.

- FOX News - US

RNZN frigate to support US operations in Asia after USS Fitzgerald collision

Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha is to extend its current deployment in Asian waters to support the US Navy's Seventh Fleet after Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel on 17 June.

- Jane’s - US

Her Mother Taught Her To Make This Filipino Dish. Now She'll Teach You

Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.

- NPR - US

Philippines says death toll in rebel-held town could rise 'significantly'

The decapitated bodies of five civilians have been found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels, the military said on Wednesday, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.

- BDNews24 - BD

Autonomy and federalism can co-exist, solons told

Officials from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Cordillera Administrative Region on Wednesday told lawmakers that their region can remain autonomous even in a federal form of government. The post Autonomy and federalism can co-exist, solons told appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Duterte: Robredo is only legitimate successor to presidency

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Vice President Ma. Leonor Leni' Robredo was the only legitimate successor of the presidency as provided for in the Constitution. Duterte made the remark as he laughed off the self-proclamation of lawyer Ely Pamatong as the President of the Philippines. He said Pamatong was ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Red Cross training volunteers for retrieval work in Marawi

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Philippine National Red Cross have started training volunteers and rescue personnel on the proper retrieval of cadavers from the war zone here. The post Red Cross training volunteers for retrieval work in Marawi appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Some House members have reservations about two-day coding scheme

Some members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday expressed reservations about the two-day coding scheme proposed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority . The lawmakers agreed that, even with a two-day coding scheme, some drivers would just buy new cars and use them to get around the coding scheme. READ: ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Philippines says death toll in rebel-held town could rise ''significantly''

A toll of 27 Marawi residents killed was only what the authorities could independently confirm and a "significant number" of dead had been seen by those who had escaped fighting between insurgents and government forces, said military spokesman Restituto Padilla.  

- Zee News - IN

Philippines, Vietnam have strongest confidence in Trump worldwide – survey

FILIPINO and Vietnamese citizens report to have the strongest confidence in US President Donald Trump in the world, a new survey by the Pew Research Centre has found. The post Philippines, Vietnam have strongest confidence in Trump worldwide – survey appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

PNP coordinating with banks over skimming, hacking incidents

The Philippine National Police's Anti-Cybercrime Group is coordinating with banks who recently received reports of skimming and hacking.

- GMA News - PH

Can the Philippines balance Beijing's interests with Asean's?

Philippines’ newly appointed foreign secretary is expected to face a challenge when his first official visit to China begins on Wednesday, as he tries to balance the competing interests of Beijing and Southeast Asian countries against the South China Sea disputes, according to analysts. The South China Sea disputes ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Philippines plans to make it illegal if you don't sing the national anthem with sufficient 'fervour'

Filipino citizens who don't sing their national anthem enthusiastically enough could face penalties. Under a new proposed bill, approved by the House of Representatives on Monday, singing to the national anthem will be "mandatory and must be done with fervour." SEE ALSO: Regulators in the Philippines want to ban rosaries on ...

- Mashable! - US

Philippines says bodies of beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town

MARAWI CITY, Philippines - The decapitated bodies of five civilians have been found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels, the military said on Wednesday, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.

- Reuters - US

China, Martial Law, Drugs Aside, Philippine President Rides Popularity Wave

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has long stirred criticism overseas for letting police shoot to kill on drug raids. He did it again when pushing the United States, an old ally, away in favor of closer China relations and again when he declared martial law in his country’s southland to battle a Muslim rebel group. ...

- Voice of America - US

Boholano first non-national to be ordained priest in Ireland

A Filipino reverend has become the first foreigner to be ordained priest in Ireland, according to a report on the Irish News.

- GMA News - PH

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