Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 day(s) ago

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested on Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

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Philippines: Abu Sayyaf 'likely' behind Vietnam freighter attack

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

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 Tuesday.

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Vietnam, Philippines forge stronger partnership

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 day(s) ago

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay agreed to hasten the approval of the Vietnam-Philippines action programme for 2017-2022 to forge stronger bilateral cooperation.

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Philippines: ASEAN foreign ministers to meet in Boracay

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

A retreat meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers under the Philippine chairmanship this year is scheduled to be held in Boracay on February 21.

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Philippine Church in 'show of force' against drug killings

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

Thousands of Catholic faithful gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday for a "show of force" in the biggest rally yet to stop extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war.

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Russia offers to share intelligence with Philippines

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Russia has offered the Philippines access to an intelligence database to help it fight crime and train elite forces to protect President Rodrigo Duterte, source from Vietnamplus.

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Duterte backs mine closures in southern Philippines

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he would not stand in the way of his minister's decision to close several mines in the southern Philippines after he saw the damage they had done to the environment.

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Philippines dismisses about 100 policemen for using drugs

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The Philippine police have sacked nearly 100 policemen since the start of the year because they were found to be drug users, a top official said on Saturday, in a clean-up of the ranks after President Rodrigo Duterte halted police anti-drug operations.

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Nighttime quake in Philippines kills at least 3, injures 80

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least three people, injured about 80 others, damaged buildings and an airport and knocked out power, officials said Saturday.

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Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday.

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Philippine ministers concern over mass pit closure

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Philippine officials have warned that the decision by Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Regina Lopez to close 23 mines could cause huge economic losses and unemployment for a large number of local workers.

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Philippine miners say closures to hit 1.2 million people, vow to fight back

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

The planned closure of 23 Philippine mines, mostly nickel producers, and the suspension of five others will affect about 1.2 million people, miners said, as some vowed to take legal action to contest the decision.

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Duterte tells US not to store weapons in Philippine military camps

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on January 29 asked the US not to store weapons in military camps in the Philippines under the two countries’ Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) signed in 2014.

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Miss France crowned Miss Universe

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown on Monday, in a three-hour show in the Philippine capital that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 hopefuls from all over the world.

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US to build facilities in Philippines’ military bases

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The US will upgrade and build facilities in Philippine military bases this year, said Manila's Defence Minister Delfin Lorenzana on January 26.

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