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The Wall Street Journal: Terrorist leader, one of America's most wanted, killed in Philippines.

One of the U.S.'s most-wanted terrorists was among the last remaining leaders killed Monday after Philippine forces pressed forward with their offensive to retake the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, authorities said.

- Marketwatch - US

Trump to meet Japanese Emperor Akihito in Tokyo.

Visit will be part of Asia trip also taking in Beijing, Seoul, Manila and Vietnam

- Financial Times - US

Farmer gunned down in Occidental Mindoro.

A farmer was shot dead in Rizal town in Occidental Mindoro, police said Tuesday. The post Farmer gunned down in Occidental Mindoro appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Search on for 2 missing workers at El Nido.

Authorities are looking for two persons who were reported missing since Monday afternoon after venturing into the sea on separate occasions off El Nido island in Palawan province. The post Search on for 2 missing workers at El Nido appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

LOOK: Transport protesters' call to #SaveOurJeepneys.

Jeepney drivers and operators on Tuesday called for support to save our jeepneys'—the iconic Philippine vehicle dubbed as the king' of Manila's roads—amid the government's plan to modernize and upgrade the vehicles to usher in world class' transportation. The post LOOK: Transport protesters' call to #SaveOurJeepneys ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

'Paolo' strengthens into a severe tropical storm.

Tropical cyclone Paolo has intensified into a severe tropical storm, as it continues to move across the Philippine Sea, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Tuesday noon. In its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the weather bureau even predicted Paolo to strengthen into a ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

16 Indians on board ship that sank in Philippines rescued, 10 still missing, says Sushma Swaraj.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday night said that 10 Indian crew members of the Emerald Star are still missing,  four days after the ship capsized near the Philippines coast. 

- Zee News - IN

Justice Caguioa assails SC ruling on De Lima.

Why did the majority of Supreme Court justices treat detained Sen. Leila de Lima differently from two plunder suspects—former President and currently Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Sen. Ramon Bong' Revilla Jr.? The post Justice Caguioa assails SC ruling on De Lima appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Actor Baron Geisler arrested in QC resto-bar.

Actor Baron Geisler was arrested Monday evening for alleged violent behavior in a resto-bar located along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City, according to a report on "Unang Balita."

- GMA News - PH

MMDA lifts coding scheme.

The Metro Manila Development Authority has lifted the number coding scheme on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, except in the cities of Makati and Las Piñas.

- GMA News - PH

Some Inquirer editors part of destabilization effort?.

The jeepney strike which paralyzed Metro Manila and other parts of the country yesterday was one of the many moves to destabilize the Duterte administration and replace it with a new government. The post Some Inquirer editors part of destabilization effort? appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Did You Know: Metro Manila has 14.4% of dengue cases

Metro Manila accounted for 14.4 percent or 11,244 dengue cases out of the 76,391 cases reported nationwide from Jan. 1 to Sept. 2 this year, according to the Department of Health . The post Did You Know: Metro Manila has 14.4% of dengue cases appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Prime lot in Manila to be placed on auction block

The Manila City government will be auctioning off a prime lot worth billions of pesos in Farola Compound, Tondo, after its owner failed to pay taxes. The post Prime lot in Manila to be placed on auction block appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Central Luzon police disband drug units

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — The Central Luzon police have dissolved all drug enforcement units after President Rodrigo Duterte tasked the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to lead the campaign against illegal drugs. The post Central Luzon police disband drug units appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Emerald Star capsize: 10 Indians still missing, says Swaraj

Oct 17 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday night said that 10 Indian crew members were still missing from the Emerald Star capsize incident."There were 26 Indians on board the ship Emerald Star. Amongst them 16 have been rescued and 10 are still missing," Swaraj wrote on Twitter.Swaraj also said that Japan ...

- Sify - IN

IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines

Isnilon Hapilon's death came during a push to end the four-month siege of Marawi The post IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Trump’s Asian trip through China, Japan, and other countries to be dominated by North Korea crisis

US President Donald Trump will meet several key Asian leaders next month, including controversial Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte, on a tour otherwise dominated by efforts to isolate North Korea. Trump’s first Asian tour as president will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, where ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Duterte Threatens a 'Revolutionary Government' in the Philippines Following ISIS Raid

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- Albawaba - UK

Trump to meet with Philippines' Duterte in Asia next month

The White House announced Monday that President Donald Trump will meet next month with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who faces heavy scrutiny amid reports his government sanctioned extrajudicial killings as part of a drug crackdown.Trump and Duterte will meet on Nov. 14 at the tail end of a trip to Asia, where ...

- POLITICO - US

Tropical Storm 'Paolo' enters PAR; no storm signals raised

Tropical Storm Paolo' entered the Philippine area of responsibility late Monday evening, the state weather bureau said. No storm signals were raised as of this posting. The post Tropical Storm 'Paolo' enters PAR; no storm signals raised appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Bato to ask for control of Duterte’s drug war if situation backslides under PDEA

Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela on Wednesday said that he would ask President Rodrigo Duterte to bring the PNP back in control of the anti-narcotics campaign if the country's drug situation backlides under the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

- GMA News - PH

Babaeng kasambahay, nakitang tadtad ng taga at saksak sa ilalim ng lababo

Patay na at tadtad ng saksak at taga ang isang kasambahay na babae nang makita sa basement ng pinagsisilbihan nitong bahay sa Quezon City.

- GMA News - PH

Mahmoud Ahmad won't be new leader of local terrorists - AFP's Año

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año said on Monday that it was unlikely Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad, the alleged financier of the ISIS-inspired Maute group, would assume leadership of local terror groups after the death of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.

- GMA News - PH

Trump to visit Asia Nov. 3-14, focus on North Korea, alliances

US President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov. 3-14, the White House said on Monday, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

- GMA News - PH

White House announces details of Trump's first visit to Asia as U.S. leader

U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines on a whirlwind tour through Asia from Nov. 3-14 in a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on North Korea

President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He'll also meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

- Stars and Stripes - US

21 Times Filipino Twitter Roasted The Shit Out Of The Government

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- BuzzFeed - US

Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on NKorea

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He'll also meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

- Billings Gazette - US

Pro-ISIS militant on FBI wanted list killed in battle

Philippine forces say Isnilon Hapilon, subject of $5M U.S. reward, among extremists killed in final stage of battle for Marawi

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump will visit Asia in November to call for increased pressure on North Korea

AP Photo/Evan VucciWASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov. 3-14, the White House said on Monday, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Trump will "call on the international community to join together ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit

Duterte has come under international criticism for his administration's brutal crackdown on drug trafficking, which has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings.

- Washington Post - US

U.S. Most-Wanted Terror Suspect Killed, Philippines Says

Isnilon Hapilon was among the last remaining leaders killed after Philippine forces pressed forward with their offensive to retake the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, authorities said.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Trump in Asia Will Call for Increased Pressure on North Korea

President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region.   The White House says Trump will travel in November to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from November 3 to November 14. Trump will also stop in Hawaii.   The ...

- Voice of America - US

Philippines military 'kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon'

Isnilon Hapilon was seen as IS's leader in southeast Asia, and was on the US "most wanted" list.

- BBC - UK

Pagasa: Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lan remains outside PH

Tropical Storm Lan  remains outside the Philippine area of responsibility, according to the 4 p.m. weather update of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.  Meanwhile, a low pressure area is seen 115 kilometers west-northwest of Coron, Palawan. The post Pagasa: Slow-moving ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

'Only .011 % out of 10-M commuters affected by strike'

The transport strike in protest to the government's plan to modernize public utility vehicles had a minimal effect to commuters, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Monday. The post 'Only .011 % out of 10-M commuters affected by strike' appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

PDP-Laban Mindanao members vows independence from national leadership

Mindanao-based members of the PDP-Laban have passed a resolution expressing their intent to be independent from the national leadership of the ruling administration party. In a statement issued Monday, the group said its members would exercise the organizational and administrative management of the party in Mindanao until ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Motorcycle riding gunmen kill relative of DENR-ARMM exec

A driver of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was killed while two others were hurt in an ambush here on Monday afternoon. The post Motorcycle riding gunmen kill relative of DENR-ARMM exec appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Philippine survey shows big support for Duterte's drugs war

MANILA, Oct 16 — Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extrajudicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Philippines says Islamic State's SE Asia chief killed in Marawi

MARAWI, Oct 16 — The head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US most wanted terrorists' list, was killed today in the battle to reclaim a militant-held Philippines city, officials said. Isnilon Hapilon's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Philippine troops kill IS leader during battle to reclaim Marawi

Isnilon Hapilon, known to security analysts as the leader of the militant Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, was killed in the battle to reclaim a rebel-held Philippines city, the defence minister said on Monday.' were able to get Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. They were both killed,' Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana ...

- DAWN - PK

U.S. Most-Wanted Terror Suspect Killed, Philippines Says

Isnilon Hapilon was among the last remaining leaders killed as Philippine forces near victory in a prolonged and bloody battle against Islamic State-linked militants occupying the southern city of Marawi.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Philippine troops kill two militant leaders allied to IS group

Philippine troops killed two leaders of a militant alliance in an operation in southern Marawi City on Monday, the defence minister said, a big boost to a military battling to contain the spread of Islamic State's radical ideology.

- France24 - FR

Palace says PDEA-led war to focus on drug lords, narco-pols

“With the return of anti-narcotics operations to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency , we expect the focus to shift to arrests of drug lords and narco-politicians...” Abella said in a statement. “This new campaign against drugs will hopefully continue to win near-universal support, while addressing the ...

- GMA News - PH

Taiwan, nagkaloob ng visa-free entry sa mga Pinoy simula sa Nov. 1

Simula sa Nobyembre 1, puwede nang bumisita sa Taiwan ang mga Filipino kahit na walang visa, ayon sa kinatawan ng Taipei sa Manila.

- GMA News - PH

Paghahanap ni Recardo Evans sa kaniyang ina, matuldukan na kaya?

Luha at mahigpit na yakap ang nadama ng 52-anyos na Filipino-American na si Recardo Evans sa babaeng nagpakilalang ina niya nang magkita na sila. Matuldukan na nga kaya ang matagal nang paghahanap ni Recardo sa ina na hindi niya nasilayan sapul sa kaniyang pagkabata? Panoorin ang ginawang pagsubaybay ng "Kapuso Mo, Jessica ...

- GMA News - PH

Deaths of Omar Maute, Hapilon don’t mean end of terror in PHL --CBCP exec

An official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines on Monday warned the killing of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute leader Omar Maute in conflict-stricken Marawi City will not mean the end of the terrorism in the Mindanao region.

- GMA News - PH

Among the world’s megacities, Metro Manila a relatively safe place for women -- survey

Metro Manila is one of the safer megacities for women, the results of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey showed.

- GMA News - PH

Pinoys in Kurdistan urged to postpone travel plans amid tensions

The Philippine Embassy in Iraq has advised Filipinos in the Kurdistan region to postpone travel plans and to remain calm amid tensions between the central government and local Kurd authorities.

- GMA News - PH

Bato to ask for control of Duterte’s drug war if situation regresses under PDEA

Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela on Wednesday said that he would ask President Rodrigo Duterte to bring the PNP back in control of the anti-narcotics campaign if the country's drug situation regresses under the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

- GMA News - PH

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