A married couple linked to the communist party is arrested on homicide charges.
Usman Yusuf was kidnapped by the militant group three months ago, military says.
Maoist insurgents expected to celebrate their 50th anniversary, authorities said, in a sign that a Christmas truce was unlikely.
Father Kenneth Bernard Hendricks was taken into custody from a church in central Biliran province.
Gunbattles came amid plans to extend martial law in restive south.
Adding another year of military rule is necessary because “terrorists are still lurking,” Gen. Carlito Galvez says.
Presidential spokesman rejects Maria Ressa’s statement, says Rappler chief is “entitled to the presumption of innocence.”
Boys are recruited from poor rural areas where weapons are easily available.
Two politicians are among those arrested while delivering food aid in southern Mindanao island.
Human Rights Watch hails landmark ruling that sentenced each of the three police officers up to 40 years in prison.
Remarks by president could foment more violence, critics warn.
In latest verbal attack, Duterte threatens to cut off a bishop’s head.
President Rodrigo Duterte accepts presidential adviser Jesus Dureza’s resignation ahead of a plebiscite to ratify Muslim autonomy law.
Extremist groups that could disrupt January plebiscite would be targeted, authorities say.
The Ampatuan Massacre marked the deadliest mass slaying in the Philippines tied to politics.
President Xi Jinping concludes two-day visit to Philippines.
Two others sentenced to 14 years in the first convictions in connection with the 2017 siege.
Philippines, China sign memorandum on oil and gas development in South China Sea.
Nationalists groups protest Xi Jinping’s visit, citing South China Sea deal.
Black flag, explosives retrieved after gunfight, police say.
More than two dozen soldiers were wounded in gunbattle on southern Jolo island, officials say.
Rights groups and victims of her late husband’s dictatorship cry foul over court’s decision.
Beijing’s moves in South China Sea threaten sovereignty of nations, Mike Pence says.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says terrorism “has the potential to grow worse” in Southeast Asia.
American troops took the bells as war souvenirs after sacking Balangiga town in 1901.
Beijing hopes to have a South China Sea code of conduct within three years.
Eight others were wounded, including Balaoan mayor who is the dead man’s daughter.
Event will start process of returning bells taken from a Philippine church in 1901, officials say.
China would not be expected to demilitarize the disputed Spratly Islands, analyst tells BenarNews.
But the 89-year-old Marcos matriarch, a friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, will likely not be detained, political analysts say.