Rescue team pulled the bodies of two victims from a collapsed market building in the town of Padada as they hunted for possible survivors trapped under the debris.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
The government announces foreigners are participating in the fighting as death toll rises to 46. Army deploys attack helicopters and special forces to drive the rebels out.
Rodrigo Duterte's admission that he personally threw a rape and murder suspect out of a helicopter follows his controversial claim that when he was mayor of Davao he used to cruise the streets on a motorcycle looking for criminals to kill.
Rodrigo Duterte has admitted to "looking for trouble" and has called on citizens to crack down on crime.
The Philippines president said he did it as a mayor to encourage police to do the same.
Boxing star-turned-lawmaker, Manny Pacquiao says President Duterte doesn't know about his experience with drugs but added that he is confident it wouldn't damage their close relationship.
According to Philippine police more than 3,500 people - or about 47 per day - have been killed in the past 10 weeks in connection with the illegal drugs trade.
Explosion took place at a street market in Davao city - the hometown President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unveils list of government officials involved in drug activities and warns them to surrender.
During his inaugural speech as Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte pledged to wage a "bloody war" against crime and also promised action on corruption.
Newly elected Filipino president says military sharp shooters will be part of his campaign to kill criminals, restore law and order in the country.
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