Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte challenged those who disagree with his order to file a lawsuit against him.
The text of the child marriage ban signed into law by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that it is aimed at the "abolition of the unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality."
The sniper's bullet pierced through the temple of one politician and ploughed through his neck, coming out the other side.
Arthur Yap, governor of Bohol province, said if the government does not send more food and aid, his residents might get desperate and hungry and start looting.
Before it exited into the South China Sea on Friday, Typhoon Rai walloped the group of islands with sustained winds of 121 mph and gusts as high as 168 mph.
"I have never experienced such ferocity of the wind in my life and we were not even directly hit," said Iloilo Mayor Jerry Trenas.
Jesus "Jess" Malabanan, 58, died after being shot in the head in the city of Calbayog in Samar province, as he watched television in his family stall.
Chinese government vessels continued to follow and photograph Philippine boats resupplying troops on a disputed South China Sea atoll on Tuesday, Manila said.
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said China promised not to intervene in its resupply missions to Second Thomas Shoal—part of a disputed archipelago.
The remarks, delivered at the ASEAN-China special summit, come after an alleged incident involving Philippine cargo ships in the South China Sea.
Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, head of Kingdom of Jesus Christ church, is charged with threatening women and girls who worked for him into sex.
Chinese coast guard water-cannoned Philippine supply ships at the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, prompting Filipino officials to remind them of a U.S. treaty.
Manila called the Chinese actions "illegal" and reminded Beijing of the U.S.'s backing on South China Sea disputes.
Sponsored ArticleLeading International Schools in the Philippines 2021
Southville International School and Colleges (SISC)
"There is no slap there because as everyone knows, no one has ever been censored in the Philippines," a government spokesman said in a news conference.
The 58-year-old journalist and co-founder of Rappler is the 18th woman in history to win the Peace Prize.
Journalists critical of their governments in the Philippines and Russia have been awarded the prestigious prize.
Duterte's decision could open the door for his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, to run for president in 2022.
"The former Chinese ambassador came to me and said, 'Please do not touch the MDT, leave it as it is,'" Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.
The senator and boxing legend has slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for not doing more in the face of China's maritime assertiveness.
Some on social media think it's the "perfect movie" to show anyone waiting for their shot but others are not quite so sure.
A government spokesperson accused a U.S.-based firm of "fabricating facts" after a report said hundreds of Chinese fishing boats were killing coral reefs.
Hundreds of Chinese fishing ships have anchored in the Spratlys region and dumped human waste, sewage, and wastewater, a U.S. expert said Monday.
"The People's Republic of China continues to coerce and intimidate Southeast Asian coastal states," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Philippines officials said there were reports of soldiers jumping from the plane before it crashed.
Officials have assigned the volcano an Alert Level 3 warning, meaning magma could drive an explosive eruption, after July 1's unrest.
Authorities raised the volcano's threat level after an "explosive event".
Rodrigo Duterte also threatened to arrest those resisting vaccination, although the country has no laws that criminalize vaccine refusal.
A rare McLaren, a Lotus race car and a Bentley Flying Spur were among the cars, trucks and SUVs that the government of the Philippines destroyed with a backhoe this week.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has postponed his decision to withdraw from the defense agreement it has with the U.S. Duterte wants payment and vaccines in order to keep the agreement that lets U.S. troops train in the Philippines.