Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

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Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

Plans by the Philippines' controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman's crimes.

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Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

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Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill.

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After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church with three-child policy

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After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church with three-child policy

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores".

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Philippines halts probe into president-elect's suspected death squads

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Philippines halts probe into president-elect's suspected death squads

The Philippines has halted an investigation into an alleged vigilante death squad linked to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte after the key witness disappeared, likely due to fear of the incoming leader, officials said.

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Philippines arrests dozens of Vietnamese, Chinese fishermen

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Philippines arrests dozens of Vietnamese, Chinese fishermen

The Philippines announced on May 17 that its patrol force had arrested three Vietnamese fishing vessels and two from China for illegal fishing in the country’s waters.

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ADB launches youth video contest to find new transport ideas for Asia

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ADB launches youth video contest to find new transport ideas for Asia

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (May 16) — The journey rather than the destination is often hailed as the best part of travel but in many parts of Asia, traffic jams, air pollution, crowded services, or poor transport links can make commuting over short and long distances less than a pleasure.

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Philippines' Duterte vows hangings in war on crime

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Philippines' Duterte vows hangings in war on crime

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to introduce executions by hanging and order military snipers to kill suspected criminals as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown.

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Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants friendly ties with China

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Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants friendly ties with China

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted friendly relations with China and confirmed he was open to direct talks over a territorial row that has badly damaged bilateral ties.

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Australia charges 5 men over plot to sail to join Islamic State

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Australia charges 5 men over plot to sail to join Islamic State

Australian police have charged five men suspected of planning to travel to Syria to join Islamic State via journey that would start in a small motor boat taking them to Indonesia and the Philippines.

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China, U.S. vie for supporters before South China Sea ruling

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China, U.S. vie for supporters before South China Sea ruling

China and the U.S. are pulling out all the stops before a court ruling on China’s territorial claim to a large part of the South China Sea, with a flurry of diplomatic and military activity across Southeast Asia in recent weeks.

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Philippines crime victims await Duterte

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Victims of crime in the Philippines pin their hopes on the tough-talker expected to be the new president to make good on his election promises.

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Factbox: Rodrigo Duterte on crime and punishment

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Factbox: Rodrigo Duterte on crime and punishment

As mayor of the Philippines southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte was known as "the punisher", whose profanity-packed speeches and death threats to drug gangs helped propel him to the Philippines presidency in the May 9 election.

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As Philippines awaits Duterte, central bank gives stability

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As Philippines awaits Duterte, central bank gives stability

Philippines’ central bank Governor Amando Tetangco has emerged as a pillar of stability for investors grappling with a brash incoming president who has little economic policy experience.

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Global populism wave hits Philippines as Duterte elected

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Global populism wave hits Philippines as Duterte elected

The election of Rodrigo Duterte as Philippine president marks the latest victory for populist politics, as voters around the world reward candiates offering simple solutions to complex problems.

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Philippines' election victor Duterte plans government overhaul

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Philippines' election victor Duterte plans government overhaul

The Philippines' president-elect, rough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, announced plans on Tuesday for an overhaul of the country's system of government that would devolve power from "imperial Manila" to long-neglected provinces.

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