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  • Duterte Vows to Continue Fight Against Narcotics, Defends Mindanao Martial Law in SONA

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to continue the fight against illegal drugs despite "local and international pressure" in his second state of the nation address on July 24. Other issues he mentioned during the event included the martial law in Mindanao, talks with communist rebels, priority laws and the national budget.

  • Duterte to Protesters: I Am Willing to Listen

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced protesters outside the Batasang Pambansa after his second state of the nation address on July 24. The crowd was protesting against the president’s decision to extend martial law in Mindanao and halt talks with communist rebels.

  • PHL Smoking Ban Takes Effect Without Implementing Rules

    The nationwide smoking ban in the Philippines takes effect on July 22, despite the absence of implementing rules and regulations (IRR). The Department of Health has said it is still "crafting" the IRR in consultation with other agencies, and hopes for its release soon.

  • Duterte Visits Soldiers in Marawi City

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited soldiers in Marawi City on July 20, nearly two months after ISIS-linked militants from the Maute group seized the city.

  • 43 Arrested in Philippines for Kidnapping Singaporean

    Philippine police say the group arrested on July 18 is a loan shark syndicate that would kidnap gamblers who were losing money at casinos.

  • Boy Wins Hearts After Bravely Applying for a Job to Fund His School Project

    A young boy from General Santos City in the Philippines has recently gone viral in social media after he tried to apply for a job so he can earn money for a school project.

  • Singapore Assisting Philippines in Marawi Liberation

    Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced July 19 that Singapore is providing the Philippines with a cargo plane, surveillance drones and military training facilities to help liberate Marawi City from ISIS-linked militants.

  • Uber, Grab Challenge Philippine Government Crackdown

    Ride-hailing apps Uber and Grab filed motions of reconsideration on July 19 against a Philippine government order to deactivate drivers without permits.

  • Philippine Drug War to be Discussed at US Congressional Hearing

    Human rights organizations will testify in front of a U.S. congressional commission on July 20 over the deadly anti-drug campaign happening in the Philippines

  • Philippines Communists Plan Attacks

    The Communist Party of the Philippines has ordered its armed wing the New People's Army to carry out attacks in opposition to the extension of martial law in Mindanao

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  • US Gives Spy Planes to the Philippines

    The United States ambassador to the Philippines has said the U.S. will give two surveillance planes to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

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