Most of the lawyers were apparently targeted for representing human rights defenders and activists.
Philippine police kill three prisoners after they staged a jail rampage that saw a police officer stabbed and former opposition senator Leila de Lima held hostage in a failed escape attempt.
Speaking before Congress, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said it was vital to implement reforms to bring in tourism and investment and maintain the growth momentum.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the namesake son of an ousted dictator, is sworn in as new president, in one of the greatest political comebacks in the country's recent history.
Philippines wakes to a new but familiar political dawn after an election triumph by Ferdinand Marcos Jr paves the way for a once-unimaginable return to the country's highest office for its most notorious political dynasty.
As Ferdinand Marcos Junior emerges as the frontrunner in the upcoming election, the spectre of his father's iron-fisted rule becomes all too real.
The official three-month election campaign for national posts, including the president and separately elected vice president and half of the 24-seat Senate, opened under strict anti-virus restrictions.
Sara Duterte-Carpio's decision comes just before the November 15 deadline for candidates to make a late entry into the May elections.
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