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Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines...Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa...

Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been freed on bail, the day after her arrest on charges of "cyber-libel" drew international condemnation. Ms Ressa is CEO of Rappler, a news website critical of the government. She was arrested at its...

Jolo church attack: Many killed...Two bombs at a Roman...

Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed 20 people and injured dozens more, local officials say. The first blast happened as Sunday Mass was being celebrated at the church on Jolo island, where Islamist militants...

Philippines drug war: Police found...Three Philippine police officers have...

Three Philippine police officers have been found guilty of the high-profile murder of a teenager, the first such convictions since President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs" began. A court sentenced them to up to 40 years in prison each for...

Rappler CEO calls Philippine tax...The CEO of major Philippine...

The CEO of major Philippine news site Rappler has told the BBC charges of tax evasion were "manufactured" because they had been critical of the state. Maria Ressa denies the "ridiculous charges", saying they are intended to "intimidate and harass"...

Patricia Fox: Philippines expels Australian...An Australian nun who has...

An Australian nun who has spent almost three decades in the Philippines is returning home after losing her battle against deportation. Sister Patricia Fox, 72, has angered President Rodrigo Duterte by repeatedly denouncing his administration's violent campaign against the drugs...