Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he ordered the investigation into a 71-year-old Australian nun for "disorderly conduct", justifying it as a legal move against "undesirable" foreigners, reports Business Insider.
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The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, the top Philippine diplomat said, amid concern that China is militarizing the waterway, reports Reuters.
A former US soldier described as a "ringleader of trained assassins" is facing life in jail after being found guilty Wednesday of organizing the killing of a woman in the Philippines in 2012 for cash, reports CNN.
The Pulitzer international reporting prize hen to Reuters reporters Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato "for relentless reporting that exposed the brutal killing campaign behind Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs," the Pulitzer board said (report by GMA News).
A Filipino American doctor, Dr. Primo Nery Lara Jr., who graduated from the University of the Philippines, will lead a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding, reports Inquirer.net.
The man most likely to be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller is a Filipino American – U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, a low-key conservative with a distinguished legal career, reports Inquirer.net.
Christopher Remkes, 21, a Filipino native who was dumped outside a hospital at just two days old has made history for Australia -- taking home gold on the vault at the Commonwealth Games in gymnastics, paving the way for teammate Alexandra Eade, who went onto win the women's floor competition, reports the Daily Mail.