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Duterte accused of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court

A Philippines lawyer has filed a complaint against President Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today (Monday, April 24), accusing them of crimes against humanity. Attorney Jude Sabio’s 78-page complaint said that the president “repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously” committed crimes against humanity and that under him,…



Aby Sayyaf behead soldier in Sulu after terrorists killed in Bohol

A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week by Abu Sayyaf terrorists was found beheaded in Sulu shortly after three members of the Islamic State-linked group were killed in a clash on Bohol. The head and body of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army’s 32nd Infantry Battalion was found in Patikul town,…



Chinese warn off Philippine planes carrying defence minister to island

  Chinese forces attempted to drive away two planes carrying Philippine military chiefs visiting the South China Sea after reports that Filipino fishermen had been shot at by Chinese coast guards. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Chinese warned the aircraft they were entering the periphery of Chinese installations. However,…


WATCH: Ambitious plans for futuristic island city revealed

Details have been revealed of a futuristic ‘city within a city’ on a man-made island in the heart of Manila. UAA Kinming, a consortium of Chinese and Filipino developers, say the so-called ‘New Manila Bay — City of Pearl’ will be a showcase of cutting edge technology including driverless trains…



WATCH: Burning transmission tower collapses onto expressway

There was traffic chaos on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after a fire caused a transmission tower to collapse onto the road. The blaze in Muntinlupa City broke out in a 400-square-metre residential compound near the northbound Alabang exit plaza, said city information officer Tez Navarro….



Terror warnings blamed as foreign visitors cancel trips to the Philippines

Tourism companies are reporting that foreign visitors have begun cancelling trips, particularly in the Central Visayas region. The news comes after Abu Sayyaf’s foiled kidnapping raid on Bohol island last week, and numerous travel advisories from overseas governments. Among the reported cancellations were 500 tourists from Japan, who were planning…