The defence top brass is struggling to tackle the highly organised, pro-ISIS fighters who swept through Marawi City on May 23.
In a widely expected outcome, a congressional panel of Philippine lawmakers dismissed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on the grounds of ‘insufficient substance.’
The Philippines police chief announced the re-launch on Monday of police anti-narcotics operations he hoped would be less bloody, “or even bloodless”, entering a new phase in a war on drugs that has caused international alarm.
The Philippines leader said it was high time to change regulations and liberalise sectors like energy, power and telecoms to make the country more competitive and give Filipinos better services and a share of the wealth.
Former bureaucrat and legislator Nguyễn Xuân Phúc succeeds Nguyễn Tấn Dũng as the new prime minister.