The Philippines is shocked by mobile phone footage apparently demonstrating police torture of a naked man charged with theft; many suspensions occur.
Militants believed to be Abu Sayyaf jihadists detonate two bombs in Jolo, Sulu, Philippines, killing 14 people and wounding 75 others. The first occurred as army personnel were assisting in carrying out COVID-19 humanitarian efforts. The second was carried out by a female suicide bomber near the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, which was bombed in 2019.
Miners in the Philippines criticize the government after a crackdown on mining closed more nickel and copper mines. [http:--www.gulf-times.com-story-509602-Philippine-miners-slam-demolition-campaign ("Gulf Times")], [http:--jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com-se-asia-philippines-suspend-mines-environmental-crackdown- ("Jakarta Globe")]date=August 2019
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III announces that he plans to run for a second term in the 2016 election contrary to provisions on term limits in the constitution of the Philippines set up by his mother, Corazon Aquino.