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Boosting tourism after Marawi

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Twenty-seventeen was a difficult year for Mindanao as one of its main cities, Marawi in Lanao del Sur, reeled from...

UN experts: Abuses in Mindanao could intensify

GENEVA -- A Muslim indigenous community on the Philippine island of Mindanao has suffered widespread human rights abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo...

Congress approves 2nd martial law extension

WITH 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, the two chambers of Congress approved a second extension of martial law in...

Security, integration top ASEAN dialogue concerns

THE FOLLOWING are the outcomes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dialogues with its global partners at the 31st ASEAN Summit: HONG KONG:...

Duterte puts security risks front and center

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, representing the chair this year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), yesterday set the stage for the bloc’s...

Eyes on Philippines as it winds down stint at region’s helm

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large THE PHILIPPINES’ stint as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year is winding down: the bloc’s...

Indonesian militant arrested

AN INDONESIAN militant who joined gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group in a five-month battle for a southern Philippine city was arrested...

No Filipinos injured in NY attack; PHL sends condolences

THE PHILIPPINES, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), expressed its condolences following the terror attack in New York City on Oct. 31 involving...

12 public schools in Marawi reopen

AS RESIDENTS in some parts of Marawi City started returning home this week, 12 public schools have reopened Tuesday, Oct. 31, more than four...

Losses, looting as Marawi war’s fortunate few return home

KHALILUDDIN ISMAIL returned home on Sunday after five months of war in the southern Philippines to find his house ransacked. But he’s still smiling. “At...

Bombed Manchester concert hall reopens

LONDON – The Manchester music venue where a suicide bomber killed 22 people as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May reopened on...

Military says taking fire from women, children in Marawi

GOVERNMENT TROOPS fighting Islamic State-linked rebels in a southern city have encountered armed resistance by women and children, the military said on Monday, Sept....

Police arrest 2nd man after Buckingham sword attack

LONDON -- Police investigating Friday’s sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, a statement said. “The man was arrested...

PHL government condemns deadly Barcelona terror attack

THE PHILIPPINE government on Friday condemned the attack in Barcelona, Spain, that killed 13 and injured more than a hundred, including four Irish nationals...

SE Asian nations vow ties vs ‘growing’ IS threat

MANADO, INDONESIA -- Southeast Asian nations will cooperate more closely with intelligence and law enforcement authorities from the Middle East amid “grave concerns” about...

Our long hot summer of terror

By Francisco J. Lara, Jr. The past five years have seen the holy month of Ramadan transformed into one of the most violent periods of...