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Fr Chito was kidnapped by Islamist militants last Tuesday along with at least a dozen worshippers and church workers

The Philippines Islamists reportedly warned a bishop they would kill their hostages unless the military called off its offensive

At least 21 people have died in fighting between the Philippines army and ISIS-linked militant groups

Lawmakers approved the bill to reinstate capital punishment with 216 to 54 votes

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The president accused the Church of corruption, saying: ‘You all smell bad’

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The Philippines is the only Asia-Pacific country where the rate of teen pregnancies rose over the last two decades

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