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  1. war on drugs
    Trump’s Plan to Solve the Opioid Crisis Might Involve Executing Drug DealersHe praises brutal policies in Singapore and the Philippines, and would reportedly love to replicate them — but he’ll settle for harsher sentences.
  2. Trump Cites Brutal, Bigoted Myth of Gen. Pershing Murdering MuslimsTrump’s response to breaking news of a possible terrorist attack in Spain is to endorse a false tale of U.S. torture and religious insults.
  3. U.S. May Bomb ISIS in the Philippines: ReportAs Tillerson meets with Duterte, the Pentagon mulls opening a new front in America’s war against the (so-called) Islamic State.
  4. international affairs
    U.S. Special Forces Join Battle Against ISIS-Linked Group in PhilippinesThe assistance is reportedly limited to technical support, but likely reflects warmer relations between the countries under Trump.
  5. international relations
    Philippine President Duterte Might Be Too ‘Tied Up’ to Make White House VisitHis comments come after Trump’s controversial invitation to the leader accused of human-rights violations.
  6. foreign policy
    Trump Invites Philippine President Duterte to White HouseThe surprise move seems like an endorsement of Duterte’s brutal drug war, which has led to the extrajudicial murders of thousands.
  7. Duterte Wants to Expand His Deadly Drug War to 9-Year-OldsHuman-rights groups are opposed to the idea, which is being floated at a time when thousands of drug users are being murdered.
  8. Philippines’ Duterte Admits to Roaming Streets and Killing CriminalsThe president of the Philippines doesn’t just encourage vigilantism, he’s done it himself.
  9. terrorism
    Police Detonate a Suspected Bomb Near the U.S. Embassy in ManilaNobody was hurt in the controlled blast.
  10. Police Van Plows Through Crowd of Protesters at Anti-U.S. Rally in PhilippinesThe police chief denies that anyone was run over. The video says otherwise.
  11. Philippines President Tells President Obama to ‘Go to Hell’At least he didn’t insult Obama’s mother this time.
  12. President of the Philippines Gets Handshake From President Obama Despite InsultHe called Obama a “son of a bitch.”
  13. ISIS Now Has a Network of Military Affiliates in 11 Countries Around the WorldTerror groups from Libya to the Philippines have joined the ISIS cause.
  14. horrible things
    U.S. Marine Charged in Murder of Transgender WomanHe allegedly strangled and drowned her in the Philippines.
  15. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former Imelda Marcos Secretary Convicted of Conspiracy in Art SaleAnd of tax fraud.
  16. very sad things
    The Terrible Aftermath of the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan in PhotosPresident Benigno Aquino III says about 2,500 people are dead.
  17. very sad things
    Typhoon Haiyan’s Death Toll Rises to Estimated 10,000The storm is now headed to Vietnam.
  18. very sad things
    Super Typhoon May Have Killed at Least 1,000 People in the PhilippinesIt’s being called one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall.
  19. very scary things
    One of the Strongest Storms Ever Just Hit the PhilippinesTyphoon Haiyan has made landfall.
  20. crimes and misdemeanors
    27 Years Later, Imelda Marcos’s Ex-Secretary Charged in Art TheftIt was the perfect crime until she tried to get paid.
  21. secretary of awesome
    Filipino Protesters Paint Hillary Clinton’s ConvoyNot everyone was happy to see her.
  22. flags
    U.S. Embassy Apologizes for Flag Faux Pas“This was an honest mistake.”