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A man is seen wearing a mask with the name of President Duterte and his election campaign slogan on April 5, 2020 in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Duterte threatens to declare martial law, citing reported attacks on soldiers delivering coronavirus aid, and warns that ‘there will be no turni...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken an aggressive approach to curb the coronavirus spread and has threatened to shoot troublemakers dead.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says coronavirus troublemakers will be shot dead by the military

Duterte told his country: "My orders to the police and the military, if anyone creates trouble, and their lives are in danger: shoot them dead."
A composite of image of coronavirus lockdown measures in the Philippines.

Open coffins are left on roads to remind people to stay inside while soldiers shoot disinfectant from water cannons. Here’s what lockdown for 57...

Despite the lockdown, on Sunday the Philippines reported a daily increase of 343 new coronavirus cases — its highest one day increase yet.
Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao is in quarantine after he came into contact with a Philippines senator who tested positive for the coronavirus

Manny Pacquiao, a world champion boxer and senator in the Philippines, is in quarantine along with his family.
Senator Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao said he’s ‘not afraid to die’ to help the Philippines battle the coronavirus pandemic

"If you are a leader, you have to be a frontliner," Pacquiao said, adding: "I grew up poor. I know what they feel."
The gunman who took 70 people hostage at least a dozen people shows a grenade on a video call with a policeman, witnessed by members of the media outside a mall in San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on March 2, 2020.

A gunman held 70 people hostage in a Philippines mall for 10 hours before letting everyone go and holding an impromptu news conference

After opening fire in a mall in Manilla, and taking dozens of people hostage, a man shared why he did it before the police tackled him.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, October 20, 2016.

A major ally’s decision to scrap an important military deal with the US raises the stakes in competition with China

China will work to make sure a US loss in the Philippines is its gain, one expert on the region told Business Insider.
The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

More than 780 Westerdam travelers trapped in Cambodia over coronavirus fears just tested negative for COVID-19 and can finally go home

This saga hasn't ended for everyone: 747 crew members remain stuck on the Westerdam, which is docked in Cambodia. Their COVID-19 tests are up next.
A Philippine marine looks through the sights on a US Marine Corps M777 towed 155 mm howitzer at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base in the Philippines, during exercise KAMANDAG 3, October 12, 2019.

A major US ally in the Pacific wants to scrap an important military deal with the US, and that may give China an edge

The Philippines wants to end the Visiting Forces Agreement it has with the US. A similar move in the '90s gave Beijing an edge in the South China Sea.
After being refused by five ports over fears that someone aboard may have coronavirus, the Westerdam is seen arriving in Sihanoukville port in Cambodia.

A cruise ship was stranded at sea for 2 weeks after 5 ports rejected it over coronavirus fears — but no one was actually infected

The ship was stranded at sea and quarantined for 13 days as port after port rejected it, fearing passengers were infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.