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  • new storyPhilippines' Duterte apologizes to Trudeau over beheading 
    Updated: May-26-16 12:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' presumptive president-elect says he has apologized to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the beheading by Muslim militants of a Canadian hostage in the southern province of Sulu.

  • Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes 
    Updated: May-25-16 6:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Congress on Wednesday started the official count of votes cast in the May 9 presidential election, though confirmation of Rodrigo Duterte's apparent victory may be slowed by disputes in the more closely fought vice presidential race.

  • A look at verbal U-turns by Philippines' likely next leader 
    Updated: May-22-16 1:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Rodrigo Duterte kept Filipinos guessing for months last year whether he would run for president. He repeatedly declared that he wouldn't, then cited different reasons when he finally did. On the campaign trail, he flipped and flopped on a number of key pronouncements. That has made it difficult to discern when the brash Duterte, who spikes his speeches with sarcasm and hyperbole for added punch, is serious or, in his own words, is "just taking you for a ride."

  • Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 7:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Boxing great Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed Thursday as a winner of a Philippine Senate seat, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency.

  • Philippine communist rebels welcome Cabinet post offer 
    Updated: May-18-16 8:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Communist rebel leaders welcomed on Wednesday a possible offer from the Philippines' presumptive president-elect of four Cabinet posts, raising the prospect of a government that includes Marxist guerrillas who have long demanded an end to the U.S. military presence and the redistribution of land.

  • Bloody anti-crime purge may haunt next Philippine president story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 9:05 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Nine years ago, Father Amado Picardal helped bury a teenager from a slum family who was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assassins in the southern Philippine city of Davao. The death was among hundreds in the large port city blamed on an anti-crime purge some believed was secretly run by its mayor, Rodrigo Duterte.

  • Obama congratulates presumptive Philippine president 
    Updated: May-17-16 5:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama offered his congratulations Tuesday to the new presumptive president of the Philippines who has attracted controversy over his iron-fisted approach to law and order.

  • Marcos Jr. asks that unofficial VP vote count be halted story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 7:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos' son, who is running for vice president, called Tuesday for a stop to an unofficial vote count that shows his rival has overtaken him.

  • The Latest: Duterte leads unofficial Philippine vote count story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 2:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The latest on the presidential election in the Philippines, where Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of the southern city of Davao, led pre-election polls, promising to wipe out crime and corruption if he wins (all times local):

  • A look at the candidates in Philippine presidential election 
    Updated: May-08-16 10:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine voters on Monday will elect a successor to President Benigno Aquino III, choosing from among a diverse cast of candidates.

  • Philippine election could cause heartburn for its US ally story has photos
    Updated: May-07-16 2:50 am

    WASHINGTON - The upcoming Philippine presidential election could cause some heartburn in Washington. The winner of Monday's vote will be hand-maiden to the most crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia, and the front-runner has not inspired confidence with his casual threats to shoot criminals and by joking about the gang rape and killing of a foreign missionary.

  • Aquino's pick for Philippine president banks on clean image story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 8:26 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Mar Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics.

  • Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:11 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.