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Defense chief: 'We underestimated the Maute group'

MANILA - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday admitted that the government underestimated the capabilities of the Maute group-- Islamic …

Marquez ‘surprised’ Pacquiao failed to stop Horn in 10th round

Manny Pacquiao, left, jokes with members of the media while posing for photos with Juan Manuel Marquez during a news conference Wednesday in Las …

Boxing

AFP death toll now at 85 in Marawi; DND chief cites many injuries

Black smoke billows from burning houses after an aerial bombing by the Philippine Air Force on militant Islamist positions in Marawi on June 27, …

Asia

Marawi hostages being forced to fight alongside terrorists: military

MARAWI - The Maute group is reinforcing its depleted troops by forcing hostages in Marawi to join the firefight against government forces, a military …

Duterte pardons NDF consultant, 9 other political prisoners

President Rodrigo Duterte MALACAÑANG PHOTO<p>President Rodrigo Duterte has pardoned 10 political prisoners, including a peace consultant of the National …

122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

Delegates give a standing ovation after a vote by the conference to adopt a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards …

North Korea

No stopping Marawi air strikes to flush out remaining 80 terrorists: military

MANILA- Air strikes will continue in Marawi City as government troops hustle to flush out an estimated 80 terrorists still holed up in the inner …

Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts next to U.S. President Donald Trump during the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. …

Donald Trump

North Korea warns of nuclear ‘tipping point’ over US bomber drill

People watch a television news broadcast showing a picture of North Korea’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), at a railway …

North Korea

Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean ‘menace’

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, …

BBL draft ready for submission to President on July 17

Mohagher Iqbal<p>The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte in a bid for him to certify it as urgent in …

'Tent city' rises for displaced Marawi residents

MANILA - More than 200 tents were put up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the displaced families in Marawi City.<p>These tents …

Solon fears Congress may extend martial law on day of Sona

Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)<p>A member of the independent minority bloc in the House of Representatives on Sunday fears that …

Asia

MILF perplexed at way Maute Group is fighting military

ILIGAN CITY — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a 40-year veteran of separatist insurgency in Mindanao, is perplexed at the Islamic State …

Shooting holes in the myth of the homemade 'Barrett' sniper rifle

LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines -- The myth of the deadliness of rebel copies of the .50-cal Barrett M82 rifle is just that -- a myth.<p>Outlawed Islamic …

Homemade

6 hostages killed by Maute for refusing to fight gov’t troops

In this photo taken on June 29, 2017, remains of unidentified people were found in areas of Marawi where fighting has stopped. (Photo taken by Zia …

Marawi City