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Philippines extend martial law in Mindanao by one year

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday approved Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend the martial law decreed on Mindanao Island for a year to "completely eliminate" terrorists and rebels this southern region of the country. After more than four hours of debate in a special...

Vaccines provoked an epidemic in Philippines

Vaccination of 730,000 schoolchildren at the age of nine and over in the Philippines can go bad for health: scientists have found that the introduction of an antiviral drug not only does not contribute to recovery, but can also undermine human health, reports FoxNews. French...

Philippines, 733,000 children have been vaccinated with a drug that worsens the symptoms of the disease

In the Philippines, 733,000 children were vaccinated against dengue fever with a drug that increased the symptoms of the disease. This is reported by the Independent. It is noted that the only Dengvaxia vaccine against fever is good for people who have already been ill once...

Philippines’ Duterte ignored the solemn dinner of APEC leaders

The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, did not appear at the dinner of the APEC leaders at the Danang summit, reported by the Philippine Star. Instead, the event was attended by the country's Foreign Minister Alan Peter Caetano and his wife. It is reported that...

‘No terrorists are left in the city’ — Philippines operations against ISIS-affiliated militants over

The Philippines has declared an end to five months of fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group-affiliated militants in southern Marawi City. The defense minister said no terrorists are left in the city. Militants launched an offensive in Marawi back in May. Thousands of...

Philippine announced ‘the end’ of military operations in Maravi

Philippine Defense Minister Dolphin Lorenzana announced the end of all military operations in the city of Maravi, which for five months was held by militants associated with the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists group.

2 top leaders behind months-long ISIS-linked insurgency in Philippines killed

Two top leaders of Islamist militants in Marawi have been killed, Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Monday. Details on the deaths of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, however, were not immediately made public. Hapilon was the leader of the Abu Sayyaf group and the purported...

US President Donald Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November

US President Donald Trump will take a five-nation trip to the Asia Pacific region from November 3 to November 14, the White House said. He will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip will also include a stop in Hawaii,...

Filipino troops recapture mosque, Duterte revisits Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte traveled Thursday to the main battle zone in southern Marawi after Philippine troops finally recaptured a main mosque where militants linked with Islamic State had taken cover with their hostages in the three-month siege of the city, the military said. Duterte congratulated...

Philippines says Beijing has agreed no new expansion in S. China Sea

China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defense minister said. Delfin Lorenzana told a congressional hearing...

Tillerson to travel to Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, State Dept.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia between August 5-9, the State Department announced Tuesday. “Secretary Tillerson’s travel reaffirms the Administration’s commitment to further broaden and enhance U.S. economic and security interests in the Asia-Pacific region,” the...

1 soldier killed, 11 wounded in clash between govt. troops and rebels in Philippines

At least one soldier has been killed and 11 others wounded in fresh clash between the government troops and rebels in the southern Philippines, the military said on Sunday. In a report, the military said firefight broke out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday local time in...

At least 2 people confirmed dead in M6.9 earthquake strikes off Philippines

Strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off central Philippines killed at least two people, with more than five others still trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, according officials. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/882887238660616193 Police said on Thursday an 18-year-old woman died after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City on Leyte Island, near...

Battle against Islamic State in the Philippines

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Militants loyal to Islamic State have seized large parts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines. As the conflict now enters its second month, government forces are still fighting to regain control. Sky News' Asia Correspondent Katie Stallard reports from the region.

Students reportedly taken hostage by militants in southern Philippines

About 200 gunmen have withdrawn from a primary school in the Philippines after a bid to divert government efforts to quash a militant uprising. The Philippines has struggled to recapture Marawi from Islamist fighters, reported DW on Wednesday. Filipino militants aligned with the self-styled "Islamic State" who...

Heavy fighting against Islamist militants in Philippines on national day

There was hard fighting between embattled Philippine troops and Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi on the country's Independence Day. https://youtu.be/w7siabcpbH0 Bombs shake Philippines city of Marawi as battle to eradicate ISIS-affiliated militants enters its 3rd week reported on Monday. Bombs continue to shake the...

Islamic State calls for attacks all around the world during Ramadan

An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May. The audio...

Duterte said never asked for the help US to assist Manila fight against IS

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he never asked for the help, after the US announced it had sent in Special Forces to assist Manila in its fight against Islamist militants.  https://twitter.com/vop_today/status/873681168633393152 Following a US embassy announcement on Saturday that Pentagon Special Forces would provide non-combat...

US Special forces join battle against IS militants in Philippines town of Marawi

US Special forces have joined an ongoing battle against Daesh militants in the southern Philippines town of Marawi, following months of tension between Washington and Manila, reported Press TV on Saturday.  The Philippines military said in a statement on Saturday that US forces are not...

Manila casino resort gunman has killed himself

Gunman who fired shots inside Manila casino resort has killed himself, told Reuters on Friday referring local police. A suspected lone gunman who stormed an entertainment resort in the Philippines’ capital Manila has shot himself, according to local police. Armed police were deployed after gunfire and loud...

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