Jails, justice system at breaking point as Philippine drugs war intensifies - Reuters

MANILA Reuters) - In a teeming prison for undertrials in the Philippines' capital Manila, Rody Lacanilao, an inmate for 18 months, says he prays for clear weather at night. A downpour, he says, will prevent him and hundreds of fellow prisoners in the ...

Duterte: AFP to decide on mosque strikes - Inquirer.net

President Duterte has changed his mind and now wants the military to decide whether to bomb mosques in Marawi where Islamic State-inspired terrorists are holed up to end the battle for control of the city. Speaking at the 23rd anniversary of the ...

Philippines To Ramp Up Crackdown On 'Fake News' - The Daily Caller

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly signed a bill Tuesday that will lead to higher penalties for citizens that commit a number of varying crimes, including publishing what the country's government considers “fake news.” The legislation, known ...

Duterte Gives Go-Ahead for Mosque Bombing - NewsBeat Social

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given the military permission to bomb mosques where Marawi militants are holed up. Duterte had earlier ordered the military to wait it out and not target the mosques due to ...

Human rights important, France tells Duterte - Borneo Bulletin Online

MANILA (AFP) – France yesterday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it emphasised the importance of human rights and rule of law. The statement released by the ...