Most deaths were confined to parts of Pampanga province.
Jari Abdullah was shot in a gunfight while attempting to flee his captors.
Duterte attacks Rappler as 'fake news' and 'foreign-owned' in public speeches.
It is the first such reception given to a foreign head of gov't by the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Rappler chief executive Maria Ressa accused of cyber libel over a 2012 article.
UPDATED 5PM | The attack comes just six days after the mainly Muslim southern region voted for autonomy.
Shafie Apdal says he wants the meeting to be a new approach in protecting the state's east coast.
The Philippine president had joked that he used marijuana to stay awake at last month's Asean summit.
UPDATED 6.50PM | He says this follows a biopsy last week that proved negative for the disease.
UPDATED 5.27PM | Super typhoon Mangkhut, a category 5 storm, hits the Cagayan province.
Wisma Putra says the law will bring long-lasting peace to the southern Philippines.
Supreme Court says the government failed to prove graft in major infrastructure projects.
More countries will follow suit in exiting the International Criminal Court, says President Duterte's rep.
Amnesty International called the withdrawal ‘misguided’ and ‘cowardly’.
Foreign Minister reiterates that country does not recognise such claims by any party on the state.
The Mayon volcano has erupted 51 times in 400 years, the most lethal of which was in 1814.
Hishammuddin says they will be on standby to provide humanitarian assistance.
Floods and landlisdes wreak havoc on Mindanao as tropical storm Tembin passes through.
Ceasefire will allow Filipinos to have 'stress-free' Christmas despite breakdown in peace talks.
Most deaths resulted from landslides and floods that hit four provinces in central Philippines.
'Trump is the CEO of the imperialist government of the US...We know he is here to push for unfair treaties.'
Beach ramp being built on Thitu Island will allow large vessels to facilitate military upgrades.
No backing down on destroying all aligned to Islamic State, says the Philippines military head.
The proposed identification for Muslims is currently implemented in a town in the central Philippines and is supported by the police.
UPDATED 11.41AM | Most victims suffocated when trying to flee choking smoke at the complex, says report.
It urges the public to support the government's fight against terrorism.
President Duterte estimates 40pct of police are corrupt, but critics dismiss suspension as PR stunt.
The bombing also wounded the main target, the group’s leader Isnilon Hapilon, says report.