Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido led a 2017 raid that resulted in more than a dozen deaths.
Malaysian authorities also confirm ransom demand from abductors of three Indonesians in earlier kidnapping.
The lengthy displacement of residents has ripped apart tight-knit families.
There is no reason to be concerned about the president’s condition, his spokesman says.
Two suspects were arrested after victim’s daughter delivered ransom, officials said.
Drills come amid tensions in disputed South China Sea and kidnapping blamed on IS-linked militants.
Health officials focus on the southern region and plan to expand territory by next month.
Gen. Oscar Albayalde steps down weeks before his scheduled retirement.
Authorities say key suspect tried to detonate a grenade, leading to a shootout.
Nationals from Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam were among those arrested.
Bilateral disputes over maritime region can be settled through diplomacy, says Lt. Gen. Noel Clement.
Charlie Yuson III was the 20th local executive killed since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016.
Announcement marks a turnaround from Duterte’s vow not to purchase American equipment.
Upon returning from Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte complained he had “a very bad case of the cold.”
No ransom demand has been made for Briton and his Philippine wife, a military leader says.
The members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, an ex-insurgent group, were slain near Shariff Saydona town.
Victims are identified as Allan Arthur Hyrons and Welma Paglinawan-Hyrons.
The group allegedly set off a bomb that injured eight people at a market in the south.
President’s trip to Moscow draws criticism over his state of dress during a meeting with the Russian prime minister.
Another Filipino reported missing; four Indonesians among at least 10 taken to hospitals with serious injuries, officials say.
“Mocha” Uson previously resigned from a government post after drawing flak for allegedly spreading disinformation.
Suspect specialized in abductions for Abu Sayyaf extremists, official says.
Meanwhile, authorities charge a Swedish man and five other suspected militants.
Boat capsized after taking on water near Boracay island, officials say.
Officers recovered firearms and an Islamic State flag during a house raid.
Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the president had forgotten about signing the memorandum.
Lawyers group: At least 42 attorneys have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016.
In 2000, the United Nations health agency had declared the Philippines free of polio.
“The outbreak calls for urgent action,” says UNICEF’s representative in the country.
Arrests come two years after firefights and air strikes devastated the mosque-studded city.