Flame rises from damaged buildings after government troops cleared the area from pro-Islamic State militant groups inside a war-torn area in Marawi city, southern Philippines on Monday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce (...)

 Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte gives his signature fist bump with US actor Steven Seagal, in Manila. Photograph: PPD/AFP/Getty Images

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he hoped a shift to targeting big networks in his war on drugs would satisfy “bleeding hearts” (...)

Davao’s vice mayor Paolo Duterte and son of President Rodrigo Duterte takes an oath as he testifies at a Senate hearing on drug smuggling in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son on Thursday told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized shipment of $125 million (€104 million) worth(...)

 A woman hugs her husband, next to a placard that reads “I’m a pusher”, after he was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23rd. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

“We are not that bad policemen or bad individuals. We are just a tool, we are just angels that God gave talent to, you know, to get these bad souls ba(...)