The Philippine government has attacked United Nations human rights experts for "unpardonable intrusions", after a call for an international investigation into killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte is freed on bail, a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel charges that critics say is a government effort to bully journalists.
Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities say.
A 24-year-old Filipino manages to set a new Guinness World Record by eating the most number of hamburgers in just one minute.
Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte yesterday hit out at "stupid" human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for retribution.
Philippine central bank says it revoked the license of a remittance company that anti-money laundering investigators said was used to transfer some of the $81 million hackers looted from the Bangladesh central bank.
On the day Canadian John Ridsdel, 68, was beheaded, a 20-million-peso (US$426,000) ransom had been raised for delivery to his Abu Sayyaf captors.
Islamist extremists behead one of three foreigners they took from a high-end resort in the strife-torn southern Philippine island group of Mindanao last September, carrying out their threat to execute their hostages if they were not paid 900 million pesos (S$26 million) in ransom.
Three messages sent by the Bangladeshi central bank to the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) on the morning of February 9, alerting the Yuchengco-controlled financial institution to the dubious provenance of the $81 million that was later revealed to be the largest money laundering caper in Philippine history.