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Philippines says framework for South China Sea pact possible soon.

The Philippines' top diplomat said Tuesday it remains to be seen whether China will cooperate fully in ongoing efforts to craft a legally binding pact designed to prevent aggressive behavior in the disputed South China Sea. Despite the likelihood of tough negotiations ahead, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. expressed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

China’s weapon systems cause jitters at Asean over South China Sea dispute.

Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapon systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to ­prevent militarisation and urge dialogue to stop “recent developments” from escalating, the ­Philippines said. The Asean members have been unanimous in their expression of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects.

MANILA, Philippines — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

- Yahoo! News - US

Philippines says Abu Sayyaf 'likely' behind Vietnam freighter attack.

MANILA, Feb 21 — Filipino Islamic militants were likely behind an attack on a Vietnamese cargo ship in which one crew member was killed and six others abducted, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said today. The MV Giang Hai was hit...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rogue Philippine police defy Duterte's order of punishment posting.

MANILA, Feb 21 — More than 250 rogue police reassigned by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to an island stronghold of Islamist militants failed to show up at their punishment posting today, and faced expulsion from the force. Just 53 of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Philippine Senator calls Duterte 'serial killer'.

A Philippine Senator on Tuesday called President Rodrigo Duterte a "serial killer" and urged the Cabinet to declare him incapable of running the country.

- BDNews24 - BD

Senator urges cabinet to stop 'sociopathic serial killer' Duterte.

MANILA - A staunch critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged the Cabinet to declare the president unfit to rule, describing him as a "sociopathic serial killer" because of his war on drugs and allegations he once ran a hit squad.

- BangkokPost - TH

Philippine power struggle amid Duterte graft claims.

Aides hit back at alleged political plot to topple hardline president

- Financial Times - US

ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea.

BORACAY, Philippines - Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as "very unsettling" and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of "recent developments", the Philippines said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Philippine senator urges Cabinet to stop 'sociopathic serial killer' Duterte.

MANILA - A staunch critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged the Cabinet to declare the president unfit to rule, describing him as a "sociopathic serial killer" because of his war on drugs and allegations he once ran a hit squad.

- Reuters - US

Philippines: framework of South China Sea pact possible soon.

BORACAY, Philippines " The Philippines' top diplomat says it remains to be seen whether China will cooperate fully in ongoing efforts to craft a legally binding pact designed to prevent aggressive behavior in the disputed South...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Philippines: framework of South China Sea pact possible soon

BORACAY, Philippines — The Philippines' top diplomat says it remains to be seen whether China will cooperate fully in ongoing efforts to...

- Townhall.com - US

People Who Saw This Fish Fear a Quake Is Coming

Every couple of years, a mysterious rare fish that resembles a serpent washes up on some beach , generating buzz about the bony sea creature until it fades from memory again. In what National Geographic pegs as a "poorly understood phenomenon," it's happened again, this time in the Philippines. People on...

- Newser - US

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 21 , Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a “serial killer” who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges she insisted were meant to silence her. Senator Leila de Lima invoked a famous “People Power” ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Philippines: Over 100 'rogue' cops defy Duterte's deployment order

MORE than 100 Filipino rogue police officers have defied President Rodrigo Duterte's mandatory order to be transferred to the self-autonomous province of Basilan. The post Philippines: Over 100 'rogue' cops defy Duterte's deployment order appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

School may be held liable for bus crash deaths—Acosta

The BestLink College of the Philippines could be held liable for the death of 15 people including students and seriously injuring others after a bus crash in Tanay, Rizal while on their way to a National Service Training Program trip. The post School may be held liable for bus crash deaths—Acosta appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

SC asked to stop Philracom from allowing betting on online 'sabong'

A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court to stop the Philippine Racing Commission from allowing the betting on online "sabong" in its premises saying the government loses P350 million in tax revenues from the illegal scheme per year. The post SC asked to stop Philracom from allowing betting on online 'sabong' ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Andanar, PDI reporter clash over alleged ouster plots vs Duterte

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Communication Secretary Martin Andanar had a heated exchange with Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter when the latter asked about Andanar's earlier statements on destabilization plots against President Rodrigo Duterte. The post Andanar, PDI reporter clash over alleged ouster plots vs Duterte ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her.

- Zee News - IN

Technology › NEC to provide cyber-attack defense training for 6 ASEAN countries

NEC Corp says it has received an order from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to provided cyber-attack defense for officials from governmental institutions responsible for cyber security in six members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations -- Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam. ...

- Japan Today - JP

Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review begins

MANILA - The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions.

- Reuters - US

'A murderer and sociopathic serial killer': One of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's chief critics just made her strongest comments yet

REUTERS/Ezra AcayanManila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges she insisted were meant to silence her. Senator Leila de Lima invoked a famous "People Power" revolution that toppled dictator ...

- Business Insider - US

ASEAN unsettled by China's weapon systems, tension in South China Sea

BORACAY, Philippines - Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to prevent militarization and urge dialogue to stop "recent developments" from escalating, the Philippines said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: senator

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges she insisted were meant to silence her

- The Daily Star - LB

PNP: Heavier admin raps await erring cops who will defy Duterte direct orders

The Philippine National Police on Tuesday said erring cops unable to report for their reassignment in Basilan can face a heavier punishment for defying the direct orders of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

- GMA News - PH

AFP contradicts Andanar: No destab plot monitored vs. Duterte

The military has not monitored any plot to overthrow the Duterte administration, according to Col. Edgard Arevalo, public affairs office chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines , contradicting Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.

- GMA News - PH

Philippines’ President Duterte is a ‘sociopathic serial killer’ who should be forced out of office, senator says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a “serial killer” who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said on Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges she insisted were meant to silence her. There is no more doubt that our president is a murderer and sociopathic serial killer Senator Leila ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The 'Humans of Payatas' features inspiring stories about people living in its slums

Trash is the first thing most people think of when you mention Payatas, home to the Philippines' largest open dump site. But one organisation is hoping to change that with its photo project, "Humans of Payatas." SEE ALSO: Asia is throwing out an increasingly large, dangerous amount of e-waste Inspired by "Humans of New ...

- Mashable! - US

Why People Who Saw This Fish Now Fear Quake Is Coming

Every couple of years, a mysterious rare fish that resembles a serpent washes up on some beach , generating buzz about the bony sea creature until it fades from memory again. In what National Geographic pegs as a "poorly understood phenomenon," it's happened again, this time in the Philippines. People on...

- Newser - US

Philippines says ASEAN concerned about recent events in South China Sea

BORACAY, Philippines - Foreign Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations are worried about "recent developments" in the South China Sea and urged restraint and dialogue to prevent any escalation, the Philippine foreign secretary said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Philippines says ASEAN concerned about recent events in South China Sea

BORACAY, Philippines - Foreign Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations are worried about "recent developments" in...

- Townhall.com - US

US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Patroling South China Sea

China has warned against challenging its sovereignty in the region despite competing claims by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

- Yahoo! News - US

Robbers hold up Manila-bound bus in Quezon

A robbery-holdup gang operating along the Maharlika Highway in Quezon victimized 11 passengers of a Manila-bound bus early dawn Monday in Tiaong town in Quezon province, police said Tuesday. The post Robbers hold up Manila-bound bus in Quezon appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

NUJP slams Andanar: Shut up or quit

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has slammed Communications Secretary Martin Andanar for claiming that as much as $1,000 was given to Senate reporters to cover the press conference of confessed Davao Death Squad leader retired SPO3 Arthur Lascañas at the Senate on Monday. The post NUJP slams ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Bus carrying mostly college students crashes in Philippines, killing 15

The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition. Most of the dead and injured were college students on the way to a camping trip on Monday when...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ex-cop says Philippines leader paid him to kill suspected criminals

A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.

- FOX News - US

Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

TANAY, Philippines — The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as...

- Townhall.com - US

Robredo: De Lima is being politically persecuted

Vice President Leni Robredo said that the criminal case filed against Senator Leila de Lima smacked of political persecution and might send a chilling effect on anyone who would oppose the administration's policies. It is worrisome because it appears this is political persecution. If this , then it is like setting aside the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ex-hitman: Duterte ordered bombs

The self-confessed leader of the Davao Death Squad accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of ordering mosque bombings and the murder of a journalist during his time as Davao mayor.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Philippines: 14 college students and bus driver killed in school trip tragedy

Another 40 college students were injured when bus smashed into electric post.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in the Philippines and Indonesia

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao by flooding. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives. PHILIPPINES As of 19 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Philippines President Duterte ordered police to murder criminals says former member of 'Davao death squad'

Retired policeman Arturo Lascanas said he was one of the ringleaders of the "death squad" that began operating when Rodrigo Duterte became mayor of the city in 1988.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pirates kill seafarer and abduct six others off Philippines

Anti-piracy watchdog voices concerns over rising number of incidents in Sulu-Cebes Sea region

- LloydsList - UK

AFP: Release of POWs should be an act of goodwill

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday welcomed the decision of the Communist Party of the Philippines to release soldiers the group abducted as prisoners of war.

- GMA News - PH

Pirates kill 1, abduct 6 in Sulu

A crew member of a Vietnamese vessel was killed while six others were abducted by suspected pirates off the waters of Sulu province on Sunday night, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Monday. The post Pirates kill 1, abduct 6 in Sulu appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad that killed many people, including a journalist and a pregnant woman, when he was mayor of a southern city, a retired policeman who claimed to be part of the group said Monday. Arthur Lascanas, sitting alongside three prominent human rights lawyers, broke down in tears ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Ex-cop: I killed 'my own brothers' for Duterte's death squad

Last year, retired officer denied extrajudicial killings for now-Philippine president, but now says his conscious got better of him

- CBS NEWS - US

Leader of Davao Death Squad says Duterte ordered killings

Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 20 -- A former Philippine National Police officer said the Davao Death Squad existed and President Rodrigo Duterte ordered extrajudicial killings when he was mayor.

- UPI - US

Philippines' Duterte ordered murders: ex-police aide

Spokesman Martin Anadanar on Monday rejected all of Lascanas's claims.

- Daily Nation - KE

Rodrigo Duterte accused of paying police to kill

\ A retired Philippine police officer says President Rodrigo Duterte - when he was a mayor - ordered and paid him and other members of a “liquidation squad” to kill criminals and opponents. The former policeman, Arthur Lascanas, told a news conference on Monday that he was sp...

- The Raw Story - US

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