Philippine troops rescue two Malaysians kidnapped by militants

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SaiGon GP English 3 day(s) ago

Philippine navy troops on March 23 successfully rescued two Malaysians held hostage by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group for eight months in the waters off the southern Philippines.

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Drug suspects killed as police rejoin Philippine crackdown

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

Philippine police killed eight crime suspects in separate gunbattles and arrested 21 others in a northern province Tuesday, a day after police were allowed to rejoin the president's deadly anti-drug crackdown while also launching a drive against illegal guns.

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Powerful aftershock hits quake-stricken Philippine city

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

One person was killed and several others injured on Sunday when a powerful aftershock hit a southern Philippine city still recovering from a quake last month, authorities said.

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Islamic State forced Philippine nurses to give medical training in Libya

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

A Philippine nurse held by Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte said on Monday that she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants and give them medical training.

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Top Philippine drug war critic arrested, but defiant

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

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 1 month(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 1 month(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 1 month(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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