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Police called back to drug war amid calls to target Abu Sayyaf terrorists

President Duterte has relaunched his war on drugs, despite calls for extra manpower to be deployed against Abu Sayyaf and other terror groups. Less than a month after the Philippine National Police (PNP) was fired from his campaign, the president said he now needed more manpower to redouble his crusade…




Put it on speed dial: New telephone hotline for reporting corrupt cops

The Philippines’ chief of police has announced a new telephone hotline for reporting corrupt cops. The number — 0998 9702286 — was released when Ronald dela Rosa launched a new Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) to crack down on rogue police. The move comes after South Korean Ji Ick Joo was…



UK embassy warns of Black Nazarene terror threat

The British Embassy has urged its citizens to “take particular care” due to possible terror threats during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday (January 9). The event sees crowds numbering in the millions thronging the streets of Manila, and also other locations across the country. In an updated travel…


The Friday Briefing: Duterte, doppelgängers and new days off

More than ever before, President Duterte has dominated the news cycle this week. Whether it’s his apparent confession of gunning down criminal suspects, his admission of age-related frailty (and opiate dependency) or his continuing popularity in the polls, he remains the man of moment. But there’s been so much more…