IS claims attack, reveals bomber’s name and identifies him as a Moroccan.
Attack blamed by authorities on Abu Sayyaf group came days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Muslim autonomy law.
President Rodrigo Duterte goes against tradition of not negotiating with terrorists.
But observers are wary about the new Bangsamoro Organic Law.
The group’s lawyer says Duterte government is reviving ‘trumped up murder charges.’
Earlier in the day, the military killed a suspected militant in the south.
Indonesian, Malaysian militants are with ragtag band of militants on Mindanao island, Murad Ebrahim says.
Meanwhile, President Duterte warns firms not to destroy the environment.
Thousands of anti-Duterte protesters, meanwhile, take to the streets of Manila.
Promise comes after congress fails to pass landmark legislation.
The killing is the 12th slaying of a media worker since Rodrigo Duterte became president two years ago.
Assistance will include training, equipment and other support, U.S. envoy says.
Manila has “absolute immunity” as a sovereign state, presidential spokesman says.
The measure, however, has been watered down, critics say.
Some worry that changing the constitution could allow politicians to extend term limits.
Casualties on government side are the worst since peace talks faltered last month.
Rodrigo Duterte describes China as a “really good neighbor.”
Authorities believe Najib Pundug, a suspected member of the Maute militant group, played a role in the Marawi siege.
Anti-terror cooperation tops agenda of meeting between Rodrigo Duterte and Mahathir Mohamad, Philippine officials say.
Troops are going after Abu Sayyaf militants, who still hold several hostages.
A vice mayor from the southern Tawi-Tawi islands is fatally shot in Zamboanga city.
Military is pursuing pro-IS militants in Maguindanao province.
Police have not determined if an officer or a suspect fired the fatal shot.
Officers killed suspect when he opened fire as they approached him, a local police commander says.
Agreement comes after Rodrigo Duterte’s scathing attacks against the country’s dominant religion.
Thousands work in Iraq and Libya despite dangers.
Military says militants are members of Bangsamore Islamic Freedom Fighters.
African and American workers with United Methodist Church have left the country, church leader says.
President Rodrigo Duterte is “not an honest man,” exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison tells reporters.
United Methodist Church members were found to have engaged in “political activities,” Immigration bureau says.