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Philippine forces kill 4 suspected Chinese drug dealers

Oct. 18, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine law enforcers backed by troops killed four suspected Chinese drug dealers who opened fire at them during a sting operation on Monday, the national police chief said. He said more than 262 million pesos ($5.2 million) worth of methamphetamines were...

At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

Oct. 14, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the Philippines has left dead at least 19 people, disaster response officials said Thursday. Philippine authorities say they are still investigating a further 11 deaths that may have been caused by the tropical storm...

Storm leaves 11 dead in landslides, floods in Philippines

Oct. 12, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

BAGUIO, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm set off landslides and flash floods as it barreled over the tip of the northern Philippines, leaving at least 11 people dead and seven missing, officials said Tuesday. More than 6,500 villagers were evacuated from homes in...

Official says journalist's Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte

Oct. 11, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. ...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Oct. 08, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. Ressa and...

What Peace Prize says about freedom in Russia, Philippines

Oct. 08, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize sometimes recognizes groundbreaking efforts to resolve seemingly intractable conflicts, such as once-sworn enemies who sat down and brokered an end to war. In other years, the recipient is someone who promoted human rights at great personal cost. ...

Philippine VP seeks 2022 presidency, facing dictator's son

Oct. 07, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine vice president and opposition leader Leni Robredo registered her presidential candidacy Thursday for next year's elections in a move that would bring the pro-democracy advocate to a new faceoff with the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who is...

Philippine dictator son's presidential run triggers protests

Oct. 06, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising, registered his candidacy Wednesday for next year’s presidential elections, sparking a protest by activists who angrily recalled the widespread human...

Son of ousted Philippine dictator to seek presidency

Oct. 05, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 revolt, announced Tuesday that he would seek the presidency in next year’s elections in what activists say is an attempt to whitewash a dark period in the...

Manila mayor formalizes bid for Philippine presidency

Oct. 04, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital registered his candidacy for the presidency in next year’s elections on Monday, promising to ease coronavirus outbreaks, fix the country’s battered economy and heal deep political divisions. ...