Rock star says he won’t meet with President Duterte during band’s visit to the Philippines.
Martial law has been in force in the Mindanao region since May 2017.
The president had directed his labor secretary to talk to the communist party’s leader.
Casualties reported on both sides in gunbattle on Jolo island that lasted around 30 minutes.
In ICC filing, former officials alleged Chinese leader committed crimes in the mineral-rich region.
“The purpose of implementing martial law has been attained,” Delfin Lorenzana says.
Attack could be in retaliation for six deaths during a November hostage rescue operation, general says.
Storm tracks westward toward the South China Sea with weakened winds, weather bureau says.
At least four dead, thousands evacuated, air travel disrupted as fierce wind gusts and heavy rains rake the capital.
“No probable cause” to pursue a case against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ombudsman says.
Storm could cause landslides, 10-foot surges in coastal areas, weather agency warns.
Artillery guns targeted the suspected hideout of the leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
Security forces arrested Jaime Padilla at a hospital where he was being treated for high blood pressure.
Vice President Leni Robredo speaks out after president dismisses her as co-chair of task force on illegal drugs.
Couple freed after six militants were killed in a gunfight; no ransom was paid, military says.
But Islamic State is importing terrorist techniques from the Mid-East, says Washington’s counterterrorism ambassador.
Fifty-eight were killed, 32 of them journalists, in single biggest one-day massacre of media workers around the world.
Naval authorities reviewing border agreements to curtail movements of terrorists, officials say.
Vice President Leni Robredo demands that president tells “it to me straight.”
Mark Esper urges Southeast Asian nations “to take a very public posture” against Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte cites a lack of trust in Leni Robredo for his move.
Rodrigo Duterte attributes his health problems to old age.
Regional military commander promises campaign to “neutralize the remaining bandits.”
Abu Sayyaf extremists are protecting at least five foreign fighters, Gen. Noel Clement says.
Immigration commissioner warns that more arrests are coming.
Leni Robredo, who accepted the lead role in the anti-narcotics campaign, has promised to reduce killings.
Troops were ambushed on Samar island after checking on complaints about harassment by NPA guerrillas.
Sailors were taken off the coasts of Benin and Togo in different attacks.
The military alleges that the combatants were members of a pro-Islamic State group.
Anti-narcotics drive, which has killed thousands, must be carried out lawfully, Leni Robredo says.