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Philippines Says Hague Tribunal Will Investigate Duterte Over Drug War

Advertisement MANILA — The International Criminal Court is opening a preliminary investigation into accusations that President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine officials committed crimes against humanity in the course of the government’s deadly crackdown on drugs, the presidential spokesman said ...

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Philippines gripped by dengue vaccine fears

Fears over a dengue vaccine in the Philippines have led to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases, officials have warned. Health Under-Secretary Enrique Domingo said many parents were refusing to get their children vaccinated for polio, chicken ...

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High-Ranking Communist Rebel Is Arrested in Philippines

Advertisement MANILA — The Philippine police said on Thursday that they had arrested a top leader of the country’s decades-old Communist insurgency, in the latest signal that President Rodrigo Duterte is not interested in resuming the peace talks he halted ...

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Philippines Raises Alert Level as Mayon Volcano Eruption Intensifies

Advertisement MANILA — Philippine officials raised the alert level on the Mayon volcano on Monday as it began spewing an ash plume more than 4,000 feet high from its summit in a spectacular show of destructive power. The Philippine Institute ...

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Philippines Arrests Explosives Expert Tied to Mideast Militants

Advertisement MANILA — Philippine intelligence operatives have arrested an Iraqi explosives expert who has eluded the local authorities since last year and were checking whether he had been in contact with Filipino militant groups, the police said Monday. The man, ...

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Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there. The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic workers to suicide. ...

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Philippines suspends sending of workers to Kuwait due to abuses

The Philippines suspended the sending of workers to Kuwait on Friday, its labour minister said, a day after the country’s president complained of abuses being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers, leading to several suicides. Labour Secretary Silvestre Belo said the ...

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